Tag Archives: Rikers Island

Spring into Action this Season with the J. Luce Foundation!

New York, N.Y. Spring 2016 is going to be the most exciting season the J. Luce Foundation has experienced since its inception. There are so many ways that you can get involved and help better humanity! It began in 1998 with Orphans International Worldwide, and was joined in 2008 by the J. Luce Foundation. The Stewardship […]

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NYS Prisons: Scrapheaps or Repair Shops?

New York, N.Y. A staggering two million children have one or more parents incarcerated in the United States. New York State — with the fifth highest population of incarcerated men and women in the nation — has an exemplary organization that works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to offer support. Named after its founder eighty years […]

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Prison Reform Advocate on Reflection, Remorse, Responsibility

Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Gaynes, director of an organization creating opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution known as the Osborne Association, spoke recently at their tenth annual Lighting the Way Breakfast on Park Avenue.  The speech was so impressive, with phrases such as “a country […]

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Eyewitness: A Fresh Start at Rikers Island

New York, N.Y.  A group of recent graduates beam with pride as they accept congratulations from assorted friends, teachers and strangers.  Wearing flowing green robes they sit with loved ones, many of them clutching tiny babies who in a few years will have vague yet colourful memories of this wonderful day. Father and son at a […]

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Miss America Advocates for Prison Reform

New York, N.Y.  Recently I was surprised to meet Miss America following her rousing speech on the rights of prisoners and their families to a particularly well-heeled crowd at the church-turned-ballroom known as 583 Park Avenue. The event was The Osborne Association‘s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast. Although I have heard of the organization through […]

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