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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 


Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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Public News Service - NY: Criminal Justice

RGGI has helped fund rebates on purchases of more than 5,750 electric vehicles in New York. (Stivabc/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative money is funding meaningful environmental programs in New York, but a new report from Environmental Advocates of New York says there's room for improvement. The initiative, known as REGGIE, is a nine-state agreement that caps carbon emissions fro

One study found that low-risk youth put on probation were 50 percent more likely to re-offend. (Jess.xn/Twenty20)

NEW YORK — A new report says reforming probation practices for juveniles could increase their chances for success. In the past 20 years, juvenile justice system reforms have led to far fewer young people being held in juvenile detention centers. But the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundat

Nine states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana. (@katebilyeu via Twenty20)

ALBANY, New York – Marijuana legalization is a racial and economic justice issue - that's the message state legislators and community advocates are delivering in Albany today. Despite decriminalization, New York has been the marijuana arrest capital of the nation, with sharp racial disparities

Last year, Wall Street firms received more than $218 million in interest from financing private prisons. (MonicaVolpin/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Workers and immigrants in New York City are marking May Day by demanding that Wall Street stop profiting off the private prison industry. The protest began with an early morning march from Battery Park to the heart of the financial district. Yatziri Tovar, a media specialist at Ma

Attorneys say federal courts in New York have recognized immigrants' constitutional due-process right to bond hearings. (Bjoertvedt [CC BY-SA 3.0]/from Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Civil-liberties organizations are suing to force the Trump administration to resume bond hearings for immigrants in detention. Federal courts in New York and California have ruled that under immigration law and the U.S. Constitution, immigrant detainees must be allowed to have bond

More than ten times as many Americans are now imprisoned for drug offenses than in 1980. (babawawa/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — A new, 50-state study finds that putting more people in jail for drug offenses doesn't reduce drug use or overdose deaths. On Monday, President Donald Trump called for harsher sentences, including the death penalty for drug traffickers, to combat the opioid epidemic. Jake Horowitz

After 1978 the number of women in prison nationwide increased at twice the rate of men. (leks/Pixabay.com)

NEW YORK – Prison populations are dropping in most states, but a new study finds that the number of incarcerated women is not falling as fast as it is for men. Nationally, the total prison population peaked around 2009. The study, compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative, shows that most s

Some Stingray devices can capture the content of cellphone calls. (Mimzy/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Civil-liberties advocates want the New York Police Department to hand over more information about its cellphone tracking devices. The New York Civil Liberties Union was in the State Supreme Court this week in its ongoing case seeking transparency in the NYPD's use of surveillance

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