Daniel Moritz-Rabson

Daniel is a freelance reporter whose work has been published in outlets including Fortune, The Appeal and Gothamist. He will FOIA documents related to criminal justice if you ask nicely. He lives in Brooklyn.

Prisoner Who Sued for Access to OUD Meds Is in Solitary as “Retaliation”

The man at the center of a pivotal legal battle over access to methadone while incarcerated has been held in…

February 15, 2022

Rikers Strike Against Horrendous Conditions Draws Political Support

Elected officials are rallying outside of the Rikers Island Detention Complex on January 13 to support detainees who are rejecting…

January 13, 2022

Hochul Signs Long-Awaited Bill Removing MOUD Barriers for New Yorkers on Medicaid

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that removed prior authorization for people on Medicaid to access medication for opioid…

December 24, 2021

The NYPD Operates With Near-Impunity, Finds NYCLU Report

The New York City Police Department ignored the disciplinary recommendations of its oversight board in more than two-thirds of substantiated…

December 14, 2021

De Blasio Rejects Decarceration as Human Rights Catastrophe Consumes Rikers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to pursue decarceration for the Rikers Island jail complex at a press…

September 16, 2021

Judge Rules in Favor of New York Prisoner Suing for Methadone Access

A District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction to ensure that a 35-year-old Watertown, New York, resident can continue…

September 13, 2021

A Year Into COVID, Prisoners Still in the Dark About Stimulus Checks

Nearly 13 months since the first coronavirus relief bill was signed and nearly three months since the inauguration of a…

April 13, 2021

Exclusive: ACLU Sues NY County Over Methadone Access in Prison

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County in…

April 5, 2021

NYC to End Qualified Immunity for Police Officers—To an Extent

New York City will become the largest jurisdiction in the country to curtail police officers’ use of qualified immunity—a legal…

March 31, 2021

New York Poised to Significantly Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement

New York is on the verge of significantly restricting its use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails. The state…

March 24, 2021