Showing News in HIV and Healthcare in Prison


CA Applauds Commitment to Raise the Age in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, Laments No Mention of Racism, Violence, and Abuse in NYS Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CA Applauds Commitment to Raise the Age in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, Laments No Mention of Racism, Violence, and Abuse in NYS Prisons January 9, 2017 (New York, NY): The Correctional Association of New York roundly applauds the continued commitment of Governor Andrew Cuomo to raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, ending the prosecution and incarceration of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.Read More


Board of the Correctional Association of New York Appoints Carlton S. Mitchell Interim Executive Director

On September 22, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Correctional Association of New York announced the appointment of Carlton S. Mitchell as Interim Executive Director. He will start his duties in September 2016. Read More


E.D. Soffiyah Elijah Discusses Cuba Incarceration Models in Guernica Interview

In 2015, CA Executive Director Soffiyah Elijah organized three trips to Cuba, providing travelers an opportunity to observe up close how Cuba's criminal justice system operates in comparison -- and contrast -- to the way that the United States' system prosecutes and incarcerates people. In a recent 2016 issue of Guernica magazine, writer Hyatt Bass, who was a part of one of the CA delegations to Cuba, interviewed Elijah about the distinctions between the two countries when it comes to the concept of punishment.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



“Voices from Attica” – a compilation of twelve powerful narratives of people incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility in 2014 – paints a picture of endemic staff violence and abuse at this infamous prison. The prison walls are designed not only to keep incarcerated people in, but also to keep the public out.Read More


The state of HIV and hepatitis C care in NYS prisons, 2013

The CA has visited 18 prisons since January 2011, which was the last time the AIDS Institute issued a report about HIV and HCV care inside prisons. Read More


UPCOMING CONFERENCE: Making the Invisible Visible: Addressing the Health Needs of the Formerly Incarcerated

Registration is now open for the October 9, 2013 conference, sponsored by the Spencer Cox Center for Health of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals.Read More


When having HIV is a crime

In states across the country, people with HIV may be prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV status to their sexual partners — even if transmission risk was minimal or nonexistent. Read More


Shining our spotlight on: Auburn Correctional Facility

The prison is the namesake of the “Auburn System,” a form of incarceration in which people worked in groups during the day, were housed in solitary confinement at night and lived in total silence. Read More


Tune in for a special radio update on conditions from the Correctional Association

This Saturday, August 4th, the Correctional Association will kick off a series of live quarterly reports to the public on our prison monitoring work and conditions inside New York's prisons. Read More