Attica: The Bars That Bind Us
Attica: The Bars That Bind Us takes a unique look at the human costs of working and living in a large men’s maximum security prison. Director Teresa Miller, a law professor at The State University of New York at Buffalo, has spent the past 17 years studying, writing, teaching about and working within New York state prisons. With the help of local filmmakers and students, she has collected unprecedented interviews and rare footage that tell the compelling stories of incarcerated people and their family members, correctional officers, the warden, and the contemporary conditions at Attica prison in rural upstate New York.
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, 2016) 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. It is now up to the members of both parties in the NYS Legislature to do their duty to make this a reality. In spite of the Governor’s assertion that the "nation looks to NY to find a way up," we actually fall behind 48 other states, along with North Carolina, by continuing to treat children as adults in the criminal legal system. New York must Raise the Age of criminal responsibility this legislative session. Read More
ALBANY – Groups frustrated at the state’s unyielding attitude toward releasing some inmates has urged the Board of Parole to go further with new regulations meant to produce more favorable parole determinations. The proposed regulations would base inmate release decisions more on prospective risk to the public and less on the nature of the crime [...]Read More