New Hour in the News

Learn about the unique challenges that women and mothers face after being impacted by the criminal justice system. This preview clip from a new documentary by New Hour for Women and Children LI chronicles the lives of our members as we highlight their struggles and recognize their incredible strength, courage, and resilience.


New Hour provides a path to life after prison for women and their families

(ABC7-NY,  June 4, 2021)

Nassau jail death leads to contraband questions

(Medium. May 19th, 2021)

Advocates rally on Mother’s Day for women behind bars and their families

(New York Amsterdam News, May 13, 2021) 

NY Women’s Prison, Housing Mothers and Newborns, Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

(The Gothamist, April 20, 2021)

In Lisa Montgomery, formerly incarcerated women see echoes of their own stories: ‘She never had a chance to just live’

(The Lily, January 12, 2021)

For Police Reformers, Union President Apology Didn't Go Far Enough

(WSHU, January 11, 2021)

Unspoken Cost

(The Politic, November 2020)

Sister Elaine: A Celebration of Life

(Zoom Meeting, November 4th, 2020)

NY limits hospital, nursing home visits in virus red zones

(Newsday, October 27th, 2020)

New Hour: Making Positive Change for Those Impacted by Incarceration
(Good Counsel Services, October 7th, 2020)

Returning Citizen

(I'm Curious with Ashley Asti, September 30th, 2020)

Nuns on the Bus Bus Blog: New Hour for Women and Children

(Nuns on the Bus, September 25th, 2020)

New Hour, advocacy group for incarcerated Long Island women, mourns death of ex-program coordinator​

(The Island Now, September 1, 2020)

Black Lives Matter rally focuses on imprisoned women in Nassau County

(News12 Long Island, July 3, 2020)

Events, celebrations planned on Long Island for Juneteenth

(News12 Long Island, June 18, 2020)

Racial justice advocates want Kaminsky to reinvest ‘cop money’

(LI Herald, June 18, 2020)

Protesters: LI Senate Dems must use law enforcement contributions for reforms

(Newsday, June 18, 2020)

Advocates propose housing for women released from prison

(Newsday, June 16, 2020)

Advocates cheer 50-a reform while law enforcement urges caution

(Newsday, June 10 2020)

Advocates, unions spar over rule sealing police disciplinary records

(Newsday, June 3, 2020)

Advocates fight for release of vulnerable incarcerated people, increased testing, more accountability in Nassau County jail

(The Island Now, May 27, 2020)

Advocates for Nassau jail inmates call for daily coronavirus updates 

(Newsday, May 21, 2020)

Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio from the Justice for Women COVID-19 Task Force 

(PDF download)

Inmates' advocates call on Nassau to release the COVID-19-vulnerable


Officials: Bail reform helping stem virus spread in LI jails


Digital rallies call for release of select inmates to prevent virus spread



Civil rights groups: Officials engaged in 'misinformation campaign' blaming man's death on criminal justice reform

(News12 Long Island)

Supporters, critics of bail reform law hold dueling rallies at Nassau courthouse

(News12 Long Island)

Executive Director of New Hour Serena Liguori speaks to Criminal Justice Insider (103.5FM WNHH Community Radio)


Push To End Lifetime Prison Sentences in New York
By Morgan McKay (Spectrum News NY1)

Rally held in Mineola to support state bail reform laws to go into effect in 2020

(News12 Long Island)

Don't be scared of fearmongering over bail reform

By Serena Liguori (Newsday op-ed)


Rally held to push for bill giving elderly inmates a chance for parole

By Jim Dolan (WABC)

A queer Black elder died in prison last week because she was refused treatment for cancer.

(Twitter, August 23rd, 2019)

Protestors shout "Valerie Gaiter" outside Legislative Office Building

By Amanda Steen (NY Daily News)

Advocates for Aging Prisoners Look to Force a Debate on Parole

By Roshan Abraham (City Limits)

LIers fight to find jobs after serving jail time, conviction

By Victor Ocasio (Newsday)

Opioid crisis fueling sex trafficking on Long Island, officials


By Michael O'Keeffe (Newsday)

Read Testimony from EMERGE program graduates Pam Neely and Anitria Blue, as well as New Hour for Women and Children - LI Executive Director Serena Liguori. This was presented at  "Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline" on May 10, 2019, hosted by Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre.  

Look at parole for older inmates

By Serena Liguori (Newsday op-ed)

Brentwood Nonprofit Plays Santa for Kids with Incarcerated Parents

By Jean-Paul Salamanca (Newsday)

Live it Up with Donna Drake Interviews New Hour for Children - LI Executive Director Serena Liguori

Hour Children's Summer/Fall 2017 Newsletter (page 2)​

From Gin Lane to (Visiting) The County Jail
By Tim Motz (The Southampton Press)

Notorious New York Prison Is Reclaimed By The Women It Once Caged

By Melissa Jeltsen (Huffington Post)

From Addiction to Homelessness

By Jennifer Selvaggi (Newsday)

All Colleges Should Remove This Barrier

By Anne Michaud (Newsday)