A new initiative starting in September will offer a diversion program as an alternative to criminal penalties.
The Manhattan district attorney is giving grants, from criminal penalties against three international banks, for public and private criminal justice programs in New York and around the nation.
What started as a turnstile jump at a New York City PATH train station ended with a seven year prison sentence. The fare-skipping caught the cops' attention, but a completely different (and much more serious) offense led to Ruben Sa...
The movement to stop prosecuting subway fare-beaters must be expanded citywide, public defenders argue.
The Manhattan district attorney says his office will no longer prosecute turnstile jumpers criminally, opting instead for community service programs.