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A member of the University of Chicago Police patrols the campus in Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 30, 2015. The University canceled Monday classes and activities after being warned by the FBI that someone had made an online threat of gun violence on campus, university President Robert J. Zimmer announced on Sunday.    REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1WJB7

SUNY will ‘Ban the Box’ on College Applications

Trustees of the State University of New York system voted to eliminate questions about criminal hist...

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New York City Develops Plan to Move 16- and 17-Year-Olds off Rikers Island.

July 21, 2016 New York City is developing a plan to move all adolescents (ages 16 and 17) off Rikers...

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Young People on Rikers still in Solitary Confinement

All four of the young people profiled in this story have one thing in common – they all went t...