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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Looking for an overview? Download our comprehensive manual on the Consequences of Criminal Proceedings in New York State.
We also have a shorter People's Guide in Q & A format.
Ready to dive in? Go straight to the Library to browse hundreds of resources. Quick links to Library Folders are on the left sidebar. You can also look through past Resources of the Week.
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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 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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