Nearly Three in Four NYC Nursing Homes Haven’t Been Inspected Within the Last 15 Months

Nearly Three in Four NYC Nursing Homes Haven’t Been Inspected Within the Last 15 Months

An ambulette parked outside the Golden Gate Rehabilitation & Health Center on Staten Island, June 26, 2024. Credit: Alex Krales/THE CITY By Ashley Borja Federal law says nursing homes are supposed to be inspected by state health authorities at least once every 15 months. But in New York City, a severe shortage of inspectors has delayed most […]

Biden Keeps Ties with Billion-Dollar Business of Immigration Detention, Despite Reports of Serious Abuse

Biden Keeps Ties with Billion-Dollar Business of Immigration Detention, Despite Reports of Serious Abuse

By Emma Winger | Aug 17, 2023 On Thanksgiving Day 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested Kamyar Samimi—a lawful permanent resident with a decade-old conviction for drug possession—and sent him to the privately run ICE Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. Two weeks later, he was dead. Facility staff had forced him to stop methadone […]

ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

By Emily Creighton | Nov 8, 2022 Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It highlighted the dangers […]

Break Free From Abusive Relationships

Break Free From Abusive Relationships

By Jamiliah Francis Life in America, though it should be a wonderful experience, may turn out to be a nightmare for some persons.  Certain relationships, whether intimate or otherwise, can bring about so much turmoil that it may cause individuals, especially women, to become very hopeless.   You may find yourself in a relationship, hoping to […]