New Report:

Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons

Raise the Age for All Youth

New York is one of only two states where youth over the age of 15 are automatically prosecuted as and incarcerated alongside adults, regardless of the severity of their alleged offenses.


Building a Movement

Through coalition building and leadership training, the CA mobilizes individuals to advocate for change.

Informing the Debate

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

Advocating for Change

The CA presses policymakers to enact reforms to create a more fair, just and humane criminal justice system.

Shining a Light

As the only private organization in New York with a legislative mandate to monitor prisons, the CA investigates conditions inside prisons and issues reports on conditions of confinement.

Latest News

CA Calls On DOJ To Investigate DOCCS In Wake Of Fishkill Homicide

On August 18, the CA released a statement condemning the pervasive culture of violence at New York State prions and calling on the Department of Justice to fully investigate the entire Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  In response to a New York Times story today reporting the April homicide by Fishkill C.F.Read More

CA Responds to NYTimes Story on Retaliation by Clinton Guards After Escape

In a letter to editor which appeared on Saturday, August 15, CA Executive Director Soffiyah responded to a New York Times article that reported beatings and others forms of abuse against those incarcerated at Clinton Correctional Facility, in apparent retaliation for the escape of two men from the prison in July. Read More


(June 29, 2015, New York, NY) The Correctional Association of New York (CA) today enthusiastically welcomed the quick action last week by New York State lawmakers in passing new anti-shackling legislation. This bill strengthens enforcement of the current law and expands anti-shackling protections to women throughout their pregnancy and eight weeks post-partum.Read More

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