Release: Sheriff apple and community partners announce expansion of treatment resources in albany county jail

Friday, January 18, 2019 Contact: Yan Snead ysnead@katalcenter.org (518) 360-1534 Sheriff Apple and Community Partners Announce Expansion of Treatment Resources in Albany County Jail   With overdose deaths continuing to rise, SHARP unit adds two additional medications proven to improve outcomes for people with opioid dependency.   Albany, NY: Today, a coalition of public safety, public health, and […]

#freethemnowct protest & speak out

While COVID-19 continues to ravage our state prisons and jails, Governor Lamont has yet to implement a comprehensive plan to mitigate the spread of the virus. Join Katal and allies for a protest to demand that the Governor address COVID-19 in state prisons and jails. It is time to #FreeThemNowCT.   When: Wednesday, November 18 […]

Yahoo News: Rikers Island set to release hundreds of inmates according to NY officials

By Aisha Powell via Yahoo News  New York Governor Kathy Hochul said that she is “deeply disturbed” by the situation at Rikers New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that nearly 200 inmates at Rikers Island would be released during a press conference in her midtown office on Friday. The city’s first female governor, who described the holding jail as a […]

12th National Harm Reduction Conference 2018

By Keith Brown From October 17th through 21st, Katal staff members: Donna Hylton, Kenyatta Thompson, Lorenzo Jones, gabriel sayegh, and Keith Brown attended the 12th National Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this biennial conference, some of the most creative minds from across the US and abroad come together to address a myriad of complex issues facing the harm reduction movement and […]