Institute Views

October 21, 2020: Testimony of Alison Wilkey, Director of Public Policy, on behalf of the John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity,Before The Council of the City of New York Committees on Justice System, Criminal Justice, General Welfare, Public Housing and Housing and Buildings Hearing on Housing and Reentry.

September 23, 2020: PRESS RELEASE: Civil Rights Groups Demand Airbnb Reform Discriminatory Policy on Arrest and Conviction Records Used to Ban People from the Platform.

September 23, 2020: Civil Rights Groups Demand Airbnb Reform Discriminatory Policy on Arrest and Conviction Records Used to Ban People from the Platform.

September 15, 2020: Testimony of Salik Karim, Advocacy Coordinator, on behalf of the John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity Before the Council of the City of New York Committees on General Welfare and Civil and Human Rights Oversight Hearing: Rental Assistance and Source of Income Discrimination. Bill Intro #2047-2020

September 15, 2020Testimony of Alison Wilkey, Director of Public Policy, on behalf of the John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity Before the Council of the City of New York Committees on General Welfare and Civil and Human Rights Oversight Hearing: Rental Assistance and Source of Income Discrimination. Bill Intro #2047-2020. 

August 26, 2020: Open letter to Governor Cuomo demanding the release of jail and prison staff misconduct records and the creation of a public database following the repeal of 50-a.

August 26, 2020: Open letter to Mayor de Blasio demanding the release of jail and prison staff misconduct records and the creation of a public database following the repeal of 50-a.

July 16, 2020: Letter of support for NYS Legislature bill S.8046/A.10194, calling for increased oversight and accountability in Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facilities.

June 3, 2020: Statement from our Executive Director in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade.

May, 6, 2020: Letter to NYCHA recommending policy changes in response to COVID-19.

April 27, 2020: Letter from our Executive Director about changing our name from the “Prisoner Reentry Institute” to the “John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity.”

February 24, 2020: Letter of support NYS bill A9543/S7633 to allow the Merit Board to grant merit time to people who earn at least eighteen credits from an accredited higher education degree-granting institution while incarcerated.

January 7, 2020: Statement from our Executive Director supporting New York State legislation implemented in 2020 to eliminate cash bail for most misdemeanors and Class E felonies.

April 18, 2019: Statement in support of the Parole Board’s decision to grant parole to Judy Clark.