More than a dozen Black Lives Matter-affiliated groups participated in Mama's Bail Out Day for Mother's Day to bail mothers out of jail.
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison on Wednesday morning, the Department of Correction confirmed. He was 27.
As part of a new "Raise the Age" initiative, New York has announced that it will no longer prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.
On Friday during a City Hall news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that he would shut down Riker's Island.
A study shows that black people are significantly more likely than their white counterparts to be convicted of a crime only to later be found innocent.
"Gary from Chicago" was released from a California prison after serving 20 years only three days before the Oscars