Beth Fertig appears in the following:
Doctor Claims Conditions Inside Brooklyn's Federal Jail May Promote Covid-19 Spread, Instead of Stopping It
Monday, May 04, 2020
The doctor’s report was conducted as part of a lawsuit seeking the release of medically vulnerable inmates and improvements at the jail.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
New York City has thousands of immigrants with healthcare degrees who aren't working in their chosen professions, even now.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Six-thousand rooms were already set aside for healthcare workers and homeless people. Now, those in overcrowded homes will also qualify if exposed to the coronavirus.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Caribbean American community in New York and beyond is mourning broadcast legend Gil Bailey, who reportedly died on Monday.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
New York state data show black and Hispanic people are disproportionately dying from COVID-19.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
A network of immigrant doctors is providing free drive-through tests in the Bronx and Queens, boroughs with high concentrations of immigrants, and where it’s hard to quarantine safely.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Judges must still report to the immigration court at Varick Street, even though it was closed Tuesday due to a case of coronavirus.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
City agencies that normally monitor defendants pre-trial are hobbled by not meeting them in person. But they are supervising inmates released from Rikers Island because of the pandemic.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Foster agencies that work with migrant children say immigration courts should postpone most hearings given the public health emergency.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Criminal justice reform advocates say lawmakers shouldn’t change the bail reform law because it would put more people in jails, which could be breeding grounds for COVID-19.
Monday, March 16, 2020
As courts throughout New York canceled hearings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, those who work in the immigration courts want a more complete shutdown.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The victims of two assaults, allegedly by the same woman, say they could tell she had mental health problems and they don’t blame the state’s controversial new bail law.
Attorney General Barr Announces Federal Hate Crime Charges Against Woman Accused of Slapping Orthodox Jews
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tiffany Harris, the woman accused of slapping three Jewish women in an Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood in late December, now faces federal hate crime charges.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
A Guatemalan mom who's been apart from her teenage son since the end of 2017 is heading to New York so she can rejoin him.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Prominent Democrats are suggesting tweaks to the bail law are needed, to the dismay of the law’s supporters
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
The Trump administration has lost its latest bid to implement a rule that would make it harder for low income immigrants to get green cards.
Monday, January 06, 2020
After a series of anti-Semitic attacks, top New York Democrats are suggesting they’ll consider changes to the controversial new bail laws.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
We spent a morning watching arraignments at Manhattan Criminal Court to see the impact of the state’s controversial new bail laws.
Monday, December 30, 2019
Beth Fertig, WNYC senior reporter, previews New York's new discovery and bail laws and whether they will lead to more defendants taking more pleas instead of pursuing trials.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Prosecutors will have to share evidence with defendants much faster, once New York state’s new bail and discovery laws take effect in January.