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School to Prison Pipeline

By Madeline Egan

On Friday, November 7th, 2014, SU Professor Anthony J. Nocella II gave a presentation entitled, “Is Special Education the New Eugenics? Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline and the Rise of Hip Hop and Disability Justice.” (According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, “The School to Prison Pipeline is a nationwide system of local, state and federal education and public safety policies that pushes students out of school and into the criminal justice system.”) It was both informative and honest, giving feedback, especially future teachers, on how to achieve “education before incarceration” for their students. 619 more words

New York Agrees To A Fix Its Disastrously Broken Public Defender System

By: Nicole Flatow

New York State agreed to a settlement Tuesday that the New York Civil Liberties Union called “historic” for improving the abysmal access to lawyers available to indigent criminal defendants. 629 more words

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NYCLU, State Reach Deal To Improve Criminal Defense For The Poor

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago. 633 more words

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