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Use of force by staff has tripled at Brooklyn jail since 2015, despite reforms

October 30 | Noah Goldberg

With violent incidents on the rise throughout New York City’s jails, nowhere has the four-year spike been more pronounced than at the Brooklyn Detention Complex, according to a new report by the federal monitor of the city’s jails. The rate of use of force by Department of Correction staff against incarcerated individuals has more than tripled […]

Welcome to Bergen Street, where pre-Civil War rowhouses mingle with eye-catching institutional and commercial buildings. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Stroll down Bergen Street from Boerum Hill to Brownsville | Part One

October 23 | Lore Croghan

Eye on Real Estate: You can walk from Boerum Hill to Brownsville on Bergen Street. What a fine stroll. There are pre-Civil War brick rowhouses, an industrial area that residents want to rezone, clusters of Romanesque Revival homes and elegant churches. You can walk this route in a single day if you aren’t an obsessive-photo […]

OPINION: Becoming a parent: Rikers Island vs. maximum security prison

October 15 | Gina Williams

I am a mother, a Brooklyn resident, criminal justice advocate and former resident of Rikers Island. I currently live with my daughter a couple blocks away from the proposed Brooklyn community jail site. After being incarcerated on Rikers Island, I fully support closing the jail and building smaller, safer, and more humane borough-based facilities. If […]

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