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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Reentry Resource Center: New York

Welcome to the New York State-based support network and information clearinghouse on prison, reentry, and the consequences of criminal proceedings. Attorneys, social service providers, policy advocates, individuals with criminal records, family, and community members are encouraged to join for full access to the online resource library, monthly mailings, and calendar updates. Click here for the national site.


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Download our Fully Revised and Expanded Manual on the
Consequences of Criminal Proceedings in New York


Created for defense attorneys, civil legal services attorneys, and reentry advocates the manual details hundreds of consequences in New York State that flow from a criminal arrest or conviction, and strategies for navigating them. Every section has been updated with expanded citations to case law and useful practice tips. Click here to download the manual.

 



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Resource of the Week

November 17, 2014

Citizenship and Punishment The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts

Citizenship status is the most significant factor affecting U.S. federal court sentencing decisions, finds a study published in the American Sociological Review. “Compared to U.S. citizens, noncitizen offenders are over four times more likely to be incarcerated, and this effect is larger than the effects for race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, being convicted at trial, and any of the offense types,” write Michael T. Light, Michael Massoglia, and Ryan D. King. Noncitizens are also likely to be incarcerated for longer periods of time than citizens, with undocumented immigrants receiving the harshest penalties. The study, which has received media attention, is based on 2008 sentencing data and controls for other factors relevant to sentencing outcomes.

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