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Silence Is Violence: Hiding Deaths in City Jails Emboldens Lawmakers to Keep Ignoring Incarcerated New Yorkers
By Alice Hamblett on June 15, 2023

Last fall, Common Justice published a blog post on the pervasiveness of medical neglect in New York City...

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Jordan Neely Should be Alive Today: How Elected Officials’ Attempts to Promote “Public Safety” Have Failed New Yorkers
By Common Justice Staff on May 16, 2023

The recent murder of Jordan Neely, a young unhoused Black man living with mental health complexities, on...

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Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
By Common Justice Staff on January 31, 2023

Tyre Nichols deserves to be here today. We must never forget his name or the names of countless others...

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Unhoused New Yorkers need more resources, not more police
By Malika Lubell-Doughtie on December 15, 2022

Mayor Adams announced a seemingly flippant plan to “help” street homeless New Yorkers who are struggling...

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Medical Neglect in New York City Jails and the Case for Decarceration
By Alice Hamblett on November 14, 2022

New York City’s jail system has recently received national attention for its abhorrent conditions and...

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We Need to Talk About How Incarceration Drives Suicide
By Common Justice Staff on September 30, 2022

In 2010, Kalief Browder was accused of stealing a backpack and jailed on Riker’s Island while awaiting...

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VAWA's Solution to Fund the Police Harms Us All, Especially Women
By Common Justice Staff on September 20, 2022

By Chanda Daniels and Ina Kelleher This month marks 28 years since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)...

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Black and Brown Men Who Cause Harm Deserve Same Media Treatment as Whites
By Common Justice Staff on September 1, 2022

For decades, the mainstream media has helped shape the narrative that Black and Brown men who cause harm...

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The Abortion to Prison Pipeline: What Overturning Roe Means for Mass Incarceration
By Common Justice Staff on July 5, 2022

Written by Alice Hamblett and Tahirih Anthony On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973...

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Making the Connection: Replacement Theory, Mass Incarceration, & The Media
By Camryn Wimberly on June 10, 2022

The tragic killings that happened in Buffalo, NY in May, have given the media a clear window into how...

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