Friends of Island Academy is a non profit organization bringing opportunity to youth leaving jail in New York City.

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Racial Bias in NYS Prisons

Black people make up only 14 percent of New York State’s population, but almost half of its pr...

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Friends Featured on NY 1

Errol Louis sits down with DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte to discuss Rikers Reform. See Friends and t...

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WNYC’s Kids in Prison: A Closer Look at Juvenile Justice in NJ and NY

An issue that hits close to home. “I don’t think that we can say that one of these systems is be...