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From Cellblocks to Start-Ups | Just Soul Catering's Fight for Ex-Offenders

After 20 years in prison, Sharon Richardson, and fellow activist, Chandeerah Davis, created Just Soul Catering, a company that employs and empowers formerly incarcerated women. Here is their story.

THESE WOMEN TURNED A PRISON INTO NEW YORK'S 1ST WOMEN'S BUILDING | MINISODES | 09.25.16

Meet the activists who are turning an old women's prison into NYC's 1st Women's Building! Also, The Vagina Monologues' Playwright, Eve Ensler, gets candid about Donald J. Trump.

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What's #SwipeItForward?

#SwipeItForward returned yesterday in a CITY-WIDE demonstration in #NYC. To help prevent fellow New Yorkers from a night in jail, these activist offered free rides to those in need. But there's an even bigger story at work here.

NYC Man Kept at Rikers Over 7 Years, Waiting For Trial

After seven years at Riker’s Island, Carlos Montero is still waiting for his day in court. Unable to pay his bail, the courts forced then 16 yr old Montero to await his trial in jail.