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Auburn Correctional Facility

Auburn was the first prison to implement the “Auburn System,” a system of incarceration in which incarcerated people worked in groups during the day, were housed in solitary cells during the night, and lived in enforced silence. Today, Auburn Correctional Facility operates as a maximum security, DOCCS-operated prison for men ages 21 and older.Read More

Video

Drop The Rock Advocacy in Albany 2010

NYC youth attend Advocacy Day in Albany to speak out against the Rockefeller Drug Laws and advocate for less spending on incarceration and more spending on education.Read More

Fact Sheets

The elderly and aging in prison

Over the past decade the overall population in New York State prisons has decreased by over 20% -- but the number of incarcerated individuals ages 50 and over has increased by 64%.Read More

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Reports & Research

Time’s Up for New York Prisons: Proposals to Close Prisons, Cut Costs, and Build Communities

For over the past decade, New York has seen a dramatic decrease in crime and incarceration rates. Our state is now uniquely positioned to implement sweeping criminal justice reforms, creating a model for other states to rethink and replace antiquated, ineffective and costly punishment practices.Time's Up for New York Prisons presents the statewide advocacy agenda of the Correctional Association of New York's Drop the Rock Campaign. This policy paper outlines six major strategies for reducing incarceration, saving critically needed tax dollars and reinvesting constructively in our disadvantaged communities.Read More

Organizational Materials

CA Bulletin: Winter 2010

In this issue; Crisis in the Juvenile Prisons; CA 2010 Policy Agenda; Drop the Rock Advocacy DayRead More

Organizational Materials

CA Bulletin: Fall 2009

In this issue; Unshackling pregnant women; Major prison healthcare victory; New direction for Drop the RockRead More

Organizational Materials

CA Bulletin: Summer 2009

In this issue; Full update on the Rockefeller Drug Law reformsRead More

Fact Sheets

Analysis of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform Bill

PROS Restores judicial discretion for broad categories of individuals charged with drug offenses, including many second felony drug offenders. As an estimate, between 45 – 55% of the drug offenders currently confined in New York’s prisons – from about 5400 to 6600 people – would have been eligible for judicial diversion at sentencing.Read More

Testimonies

Transcript of Panel Discussion on the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Rev. Calvin Butts, Assemblyman Jeff Aubry, Manhattan District Attorney Bridget Brennan, and CA Executive Director Robert Gangi participate in a panel called Drugs and The Law: Race, Politics, Prisons and Justice in New York State.Read More

Audio

Report Recommends More Discretion for Judges in Drug Cases

A state sentencing commission has issued a new report, a year after it was charged with looking at how to reform New York's Rockefeller drug laws. The commission recommends allowing judges more discretion in sentencing first and second-time non-violent drug offenders.Read More