Sing Sing Prison has for 200 years led shifts in the national prison system, from a strict system of punishment to sports teams.
Hear criminal justice experts discuss the challenges of a post-Rikers NYC at a conversation presented by the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Join the New School in NYC as they explore the history of the US prison system in a cross-country dialogue that challenges everything you know about the system.
Embedded into the wall of the NYPD Headquarters on Duane Street in lower Manhattan is a prison window from a sugar house dating back to 1763. Or is it?
The inspiration for the architecture of Vamp Camp on True Blood actually comes from Jeremy Bentham's 18th-century prison design theory for a Panopticon.
One of the most popular Untapped New York articles has been about the prisons of New York City. This fall, you can go into Rikers Island with Untapped New York to run a 6-week advocacy and legal workshop for some of Rikers Island's incarcerated juveniles.
Today’s post is about prisons, something that the average city dweller doesn’t think about. But what is fascinating is that many of New York’s prisons are right in our midst — we walk and drive by them without noticing.