As the founder of the campaign to close Rikers Island, I cannot be more infuriated by Mayor de Blasio’s disingenuous “decarceration” plan to construct four new jails across NYC and the City Council’s acquiescence to the mayor’s will.
New Yorkers were admitted to jail in the fiscal year 2019 less than 40,000 times, according to stats compiled by the Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice, marking about a 20% drop in the number of people sitting in city cells just one year ago.
For 35 years, Judy Henderson spent countless hours on a prison phone wishing she could hold her children. After a governor's pardon set her free, she knew she couldn't just forget about other moms like her.
Glenn E. MartinShe raised her kids from prison. Now that she's free, she can't forget about other moms like her
Victim shot in Nipsey Hussle murder arrested For gang ties, violating parole by hanging with slain rapper.
Glenn E. MartinThis is why our criminal justice system has no legitimacy with Black, brown and poor people. Parole violation after almost getting murdered in the street: Victim Shot in Nipsey Hussle Murder Arrested For His Gang Ties to Nipsey tmz.com/2019/04/12/nip… via @TMZ@REFORM@MeekMill
Inmates locked up in federal prison in Brooklyn banged their windows and flashed lights to onlookers on the street Friday in an apparent plea for someone to do something about the freezing temperatures they're now living in.
Glenn E. Martin[Incarcerated People] in Brooklyn federal jail go without heat, hot food
(9-12-18) Miami-Dade Florida Judge Steve Leifman has won the Pardes Humanitarian Prize for his leadership in reducing inappropriate incarceration of individuals with mental illnesses. Judge Leifman is a good friend and also the hero in my book,...
Join the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) and Mother Jones at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for a screening and discussion of the Mother Jones short documentary series, Finding a Fix on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.),...