My Dad is in Prison: CYS Member Shares Story with Scholastic Magazine

My Dad is in Prison: CYS Member Shares Story with Scholastic Magazine

22 Mar 2016

A member of our Children and Youth Services, Justin Burl, bravely shared his experience with parental incarceration with Scholastic Choices Magazine. 

"My dad is always so happy to see my brother and me."

My Dad Is In Prison | By Justin Burl as told to Mary Kate Frank 

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Scholastics Teaching Tough Topics Takes on Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in the Classroom

22 Mar 2016

“My dad calls, and we write letters back and forth, but it’s just not the same as having him here to talk to on a daily basis. In fact, I only get to travel there to see him in person twice a year. Saying goodbye is always the worst. No kid should have to do that. Parents are supposed to be with you all the time.”

 

Justin Burl, an extraordinary young man who has been a participant with Osborne’s Children and Youth Services for much of his life, shares his experience of growing up with an incarcerated parent in the February 2016 issue of Scholastic’s life skills magazine for teens, Choices.

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Advocates Succeed in Halting Harmful Changes to Visiting Standards at Rikers Island

Advocates Succeed in Halting Harmful Changes to Visiting Standards at Rikers Island

20 Jan 2016

Osborne's President and CEO, Elizabeth Gaynes testifies before the New York City Board of Correction at the October, 16 2015 hearing on  proposed revisions to minimum standards for new york city jails regarding visiting

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We Are People: Resources for Humanizing Language

We Are People: Resources for Humanizing Language

12 Nov 2015

“What we need is a criminal justice policy for *people* who commit crime—incarcerated *people*, *people* with felony convictions, *people* on parole, even *people* who have caused great harm and should be held meaningfully accountable. Any truly effective policy solutions will make central the humanity of everyone directly impacted by crime—including those who commit it."

 

 - Danielle Sered, Director, Common Justice, excerpted from The Marshall Project’s Inmate. Prisoner. Other. Discussed.

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The Nation | What Happens When Old Prisons Are Given Back to Their Communities?

The Nation | What Happens When Old Prisons Are Given Back to Their Communities?

03 Nov 2015

Image Source: http://www.thenation.com/article/what-happens-when-old-prisons-are-given-back-to-their-communities/

By Victoria Law | The Nation

What Happens When Old Prisons Are Given Back to Their Communities?
As New York State begins closing prisons, some are being sold to the highest bidder—but some are becoming sites of social change.

The following is an excerpt, the full article can be read here.

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