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A report released Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal found that the NYPD stopped, questioned, and frisked 684,330 New Yorkers, an all-time high, and 14% increase from 2010 which was the prior record. While the tactic of stop and frisk goes back to the start of policing itself, the tactic came to fame starting in the […]

Lawmakers released their proposal for new state Assembly and Senate legislative districts yesterday.  Opposition to the crooked map lines is coming from many different areas, but there is at least one aspect of the new districts that is unquestionably good: they count New York residents where they are from. Until 2010, people who were incarcerated […]

If you will be one of the many in Baltimore this weekend at the Fair Development Conference, come to the workshop discussion “LOOK HERE, LISTEN UP! Creative Tactics for Telling Critical Stories.”  Milk Not Jails member Brenden Beck will be presenting alongside other spectacular activists and artists.  The conference will be an exchange of ideas, […]

With the support of 353 backers, Milk Not Jails exceeded its $22,000 fundraising goal last week. In a 45-day campaign conducted through, we collected donations in amounts as little as $1 and as much as $2,500. Pledges came in from across New York State and the country. These 353 have provided vital support to […]

Donate to our Kickstarter Campaign today!                       Today MILK NOT JAILS launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise money towards its dairy marketing cooperative.  Find out more about what we are working on by watching our new video.  Pledge to make a donation on our Kickstarter […]

On Friday, July 1, 2011 Governor Cuomo announced the specific prisons that his administration will close in the coming year. These closures comply with the 2011 Budgetrequirement that the state close 3,800 prison beds due to a declining inmate population and in an effort to reduce state spending. The state’s closure plan includes four male […]

June 8, 2011 Cortland, NY – Today MILK NOT JAILS was awarded the 2011 Best Overall Entry in the Cortland County Dairy Day Parade by the Cortland County Dairy Promotion Committee.  Members of the MILK NOT JAILS campaign from Madison, Onondaga, Sullivan and Kings counties converged in Cortland, NY yesterday.  They brought with them a […]

Over the past 6 months, MILK NOT JAILS has traveled across New York State to educate the public about the problems with our state’s criminal justice system and upstate development policies.  We believe that a new urban-rural relationship can radically improve sentencing policy, mass incarceration and rural economic development.  This year, we’ve organized ice cream […]

Contact: September 26, 2010 Buffalo, NY – Two MILK NOT JAILS Campaign Organizers were arrested late Saturday night on Allen Street in Buffalo, NY after a successful day of serving ice cream and popular education to the people of Buffalo. Members of the organization were standing outside of a local business when a police […]