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Rally to "Raise the Age" for charging teens as adults in NY: Opponents call for end to solitary confinement for 16-year-olds (Video)
By Kennedy Rose~Staff Writer
A local community organization hosted a rally Sunday afternoon to address issues concerning youth incarceration in Syracuse and central New York.
The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse hosted a “Rally for Justice” to call for ending the source of income discrimination, expanding pre-kindergarten education, raising the age of being tried as an adult from 16 to 18 years old and ending the solitary confinement of incarcerated minors.
The event took place at the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church in Syracuse. The organization also called upon state and city legislators to provide solutions to these issues.
Syracuse south side residents express concern about Interstate 81 project
By Mike McAndrew | email@example.com
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updated May 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Some south side residents said Monday night they were surprised to hear the state Department of Transportation is considering new Interstate 81 on and off ramps at Martin Luther King Boulevard.
And they aren't pleased with the idea.
About 75 people attended a public forum about how the I-81 viaduct replacement project might impact the city's south side. They met at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, located in the shadow of I-81, about a block away from where the ramps might be created.
Onondaga County ending practice of holding teens in solitary confinement
By Ken Sturtz | firstname.lastname@example.org
on October 20, 2015 at 10:44 PM, updated October 20, 2015 at 11:10 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- County officials say they are ending the practice of routinely keeping jailed 16- and 17-year-old offenders locked up for 23 hours a day as punishment for often minor offenses.
The change came following efforts by the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS). The grassroots, interfaith network spent this year fighting the policy and was joined Sunday at a news conference by County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who said the practice would be stopped.
The practice of holding teens in solitary confinement began last fall, said Barry Lentz, who chaired ACTS Research and Action Committee.
To view ACTS post event press release, click here!
Coverage can be found on our ACTS Faceboook and Twitter pages!
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Onondaga County Legislature approves jail oversight
By Michelle Breidenbach | SYRACUSE.COM
on January 06, 2015 at 4:03 PM
New York state must own up to its responsibility to poor defendants (Editorial)
By Editorial Board | SYRACUSE.COM
on October 14, 2014 at 6:15 AM
Digging into the numbers: Central New York poverty rates vs. the nation
By Charley Hannagan | SYRACUSE.COM
September 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Our thoughts on the six proposals for Interstate 81's future (Editorial)
Syracuse.com Editorial Board
August 22, 2014 at 2:35 PM, updated August 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Nine CNY school districts get grants to expand prekindergarten
Paul Riede August 18, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Syracuse man among undocumented immigrants asking Obama to stop deportations
Marnie Eisenstadt | August 20, 2014 at 12:48 PM, updated August 20, 2014 at 12:49 PM