Category Archives: Corrections

Espada will have plenty of corrupt company – m.NYPOST.com

On Friday, disgraced ex-state Senator Pedro Espada was given 5 years in prison for embezzling funds from the Soundview Health Center he founded 30 years ago. From Andrea Peyser in today’s NY Post: “For Pedro, three hots and a cot … Continue reading

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Albany Madness 2013: All – Amigos Final

Albany Madness 2013 Final: Who will be King of the Albany Grifters?  You Decide. http://t.co/T6YWAc0kEH Voting ends 8:00 PM.

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Albany Madness – Update

Albany Madness has opened for voting. Rd 1 voting ends Sunday at 9AM. In the battle of Senate Majority Leaders, Joe Bruno is beating Malcolm Smith. In the sex offenders match convicted pedophile Chris Ortloff is having his way with … Continue reading

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A Father-Daughter Dance in Jail

The most touching verses capturing the intergenerational effect of incarcerated/absent fathers on the lives of children. “Father Father Father where have you been?/ Jail, dead, on drugs, or the street life is that where you went?/Did your choices lead you … Continue reading

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Boyland’s sad saga continues…

This case involving my former colleague Assemblyman William Boyland gets sadder and sorrier each passing day. The latest sad chapter comes in today’s NY Times: ” The former chief of staff for William F. Boyland Jr., a Democratic assemblyman facing … Continue reading

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Recidivism Hard To Shake For Ex-Offenders Returning Home To Dim Prospects

Another fine piece written by former NY Times reporter Trymaine Lee. His Huffington Post reminds us the work we must to assist formerly incarcerated people in their redemption and re-entry into society, family and the workforce. NEW YORK — As … Continue reading

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Why crime’s rising – m.NYPOST.com

Former Rockland County D.A. Michael Bongiorno op-eds that crime in rising throughout NYS because of the Rockefeller Drug Law reforms that I and fellow state legislators voted for in 2009. Mr. Bongiorno fails to prove that the crimes are committed … Continue reading

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Blind justice for Pedro Espada – m.NYPOST.com

The conviction of disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada reminded me of the closing scene of “White Heat” —when James Cagney, standing atop a fiery tower, shouts,“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” In a warped sense, Espada had made … Continue reading

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Sen. Ball Seeks Reinstating the Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Tell Sen. Greg Ball “No” to his desire to reinstate the death penalty. He is pandering to sorrow-filled New Yorkers and a media wolfpack. From 1995-2004, not a single person convicted and sentenced under the death penalty statue was executed. … Continue reading

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Court hears arguments on prison redistricting battle | Politics on the Hudson

Court hears arguments on prison redistricting battle | Politics on the Hudson. Senate Republicans, the state Attorney General’s office and civil rights groups were all in Albany County Supreme Court to make their case in a GOP-led lawsuit over where … Continue reading

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