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Researching Mass Incarceration and Prison Abolition: News

A research guide created by Brooklyn Law School's librarians to assist those who wish to identify resources on mass incarceration and prison abolition. This guide highlights selected New York-specific events and sources.

Recent News & Bill Tracking: New York

New subscription available to BLS researchers: Reentry Central, a national site providing "news and information on the subject of reentry and related criminal justice issues."  BLS students, faculty and administrators: please contact for log in credentials.

Recent New York News & Related Documents:

Tools To Find New York Bills:

Journalism of Incarcerated/Formerly Incarcerated Individuals (publicly accessible)

Additional News Reports (publicly accessible)

The New York Times (subscription)

The New York Times: A current BLS student, faculty member or administrator can create an individual account.  Click here for instructions.  Also, subscription Lexis+ provides The New York Times from June 1980-today.  Subscription Proquest provides a similar database (PDF).  Proquest also provides Historical New York Times with Index (PDF)

News in Lexis+, Thomson Reuters Westlaw & ProQuest (subscription)

Tips: Lexis+ & Westlaw sources below require BLS students, faculty and administrators to enter individual login credentials.  BLS researchers who plan to use Proquest's U.S. Newsstream off campus and do not live in a BLS residence: implement the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser, then close/reopen that browser.