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Alisa Roth

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Rikers Island Corrections Officer Stands Trial For Inmate's Death

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A New York City corrections officer is on trial in federal court, charged with violating the civil rights of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died after swallowing a packet of detergent used to clean jail cells.

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Mentally Ill Inmate Set to be Put to Death in Texas

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.

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Do Heat-Sensitive Inmates Have A Right To Air Conditioning?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jails and prisons without air conditioning can be uncomfortable for both prisoners and guards. But for inmates with health conditions that make them heat-sensitive, hot cells can pose serious risks.

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Bailing Out Those Who Can't Make Bail

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thousands of New Yorkers get stuck behind bars for weeks, even months, because they can’t make bail of a few hundred dollars. A public defender’s office in the city came up with a novel solution.

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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."

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Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Car dealers across the country have been fighting the electric carmaker, which sells directly to consumers. Tesla argues that it needs to pitch its product differently, but what about competition?

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Anti-Texting Laws Don't Appear To Deter

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thousands of people were killed last year and hundreds of thousands were injured in accidents involving distracted driving. It's now illegal to text and drive in 41 states. But drivers don't seem to be paying attention. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Dec. 6, 2013.)

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WiFi on Wheels Rolls Into Public Housing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.

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