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On May 8, 2017, the New York State Assembly passed the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. We continue our fight to secure justice for survivors that were victims of domestic violence at the time of their crime.

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"Raise the Age" Becomes Law in New York State

On April 10, 2017, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the "Raise the Age" bill extending the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

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First Hand Accounts of Brutality, Torture, And Cover-up from People Incarcerated at an Infamously Abusive New York State Prison

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End Solitary

The CA reports on the use and conditions of solitary confinement and advocates for more humane alternatives.

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Informing the Debate

The CA researches key criminal justice issues, identifies abusive practices and educates the public about what goes on behind prison walls.

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Video Release: The ASFA Expanded Discretion Law and the Rights of Incarcerated Parents

The Coalition for Women Prisoners (CWP) and the Women in Prison Project (WIPP) work in partnership to facilitate and support the implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act Expanded Discretion law (ASFA), which provides an opportunity for parents who were incarcerated or in residential treatment to regain custody of their children from foster care beyond the normal 15-month time frame. In partnership with Echoes of Incarceration, we are releasing a series of videos created to educate the various stakeholders about the law.Read More

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State Comptroller Responds to Aging in Prison. Now, Let’s Hear from the Attorney General.

When a crisis plagues our society, we want elected officials to act. So the skyrocketing population of older people in New York prisons should provoke response from New York’s public servants. Recently, it did just that when NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a searing report, “New York’s Aging Prison Population.”Read More

The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Challenges Double Punishment

A recent report by the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College (PRI), “Women InJustice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail in New York City,” is the latest study point out that that physical and sexual trauma and abuse histories are a significant root cause for women and girls’ involvement in the criminal legal system. Read More

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