September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Suicide is a crime in some parts of the world. While it is not criminalized in New York, it is still marked by stigma and taboo. Unfortunately, many people involved in the...

Veterans Treatment Courts in New York State

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Veterans are people who served the United State in active military, naval, or air service. In New York alone, there are 700,000 vets. In general, they are less likely to co...
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Civil Commitment of Registered Sex Offenders

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In New York, some persons who have committed sex offenses are considered by the state to be too dangerous to live the community. This is even after they’ve served the priso...

Solitary Confinement: The Pros and Cons

Solitary confinement reaches a new depth within imprisonment. While the conditions vary from state to state, incarcerated persons are generally kept in small quarters behind a solid steel door for 23...