David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

27 May 2016

The Osborne Association was fortunate to have Special Guest David Simon, journalist, author, and television producer speak at our 2016 Lighting the Way annual fundraising breakfast. After receiving the Thomas Mott Osborne Spirit Medal, his speech addressed the crisis of mass incarceration and closed with a story about the life of Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for his character Omar on The Wire.

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The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform

The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform

25 May 2016

REDUCE CRIME, REBUILD LIVES, MAKE NYC SAFER & SAVE TAX DOLLARS THROUGH ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION & REENTRY PROGRAMS

  • The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition is joined by NYC elected officials at City Hall rally to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform and call for increased funding for proven-effective programs

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NPR | Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

NPR | Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

15 Jun 2016

Osborne has recently partnered with the StoryCorps Justice Project to document the experiences of our participants as youth of color involved with the criminal justice system in New York City. The project will amplify and preserve the stories of those whose lives have been affected by mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. Through their first-person accounts, StoryCorps works to ensure that people's experience of the current era of mass incarceration is preserved in the historical record and shared nationwide. Hear Jamal's story on the StoryCorps site.

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Devising a Smart Supportive Housing Strategy for Returning Citizens Upon Reentry

Devising a Smart Supportive Housing Strategy for Returning Citizens Upon Reentry

15 Jun 2016

Testimony by the Osborne Association to Assembly Standing Committee on Correction Assembly Subcommittee on Transitional Services 

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Youth Action Council Advocates for Proximity Legislation in Albany

Youth Action Council Advocates for Proximity Legislation in Albany

18 Apr 2016

“I have the right to speak with, see, and touch my parent.”

The Children of Incarcerated Parent’s Bill of Rights includes as Right #5

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