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Matt Katz reports on public safety, focusing on decarceration and the equitable enforcement of laws. He has investigated abuse in ICE detention and covered former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, sharing a Peabody Award for coverage of Bridgegate and writing a book, "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption." Once upon a time, he wrote a syndicated dating column.

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The City Council’s committee on criminal justice held a six-hour hearing on the issue — but no vote.

Manhattan prosecutors got an unprecedented look at the squalid and deadly conditions in which defendants are held.

Josh Solomon, a reporter for the Times Union in Albany, broke down the numbers on WNYC's "All Things Considered."

He is the 15th person to die in city custody or shortly after being released this year.

One former inmate said grates from fans, chair legs, and sharpened plexiglass all can be weapons.

Kevin Bryan was held on $5,003 bail, and reportedly died by suicide.

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