CA Honors Members of the 1844 Council
The CA held a special cocktail reception honoring members and friends of the 1844 Council before Reflections on Abu Ghraib, our panel discussion held on December 6. The event recognized members’ generous support of the CA and commitment to our mission. After a welcome by Herbert J. Sturz, who co-chairs the Council with Evan A. Davis, our guests enjoyed priority seating at the forum event.
The 1844 Council is a group of steadfast supporters of the CA who share concerns about social justice and the uses and abuses of the prison system. The Council recognizes individuals who make significant gifts to the Association.
Fishkill is supposed to take care of mentally ill people like Ben, who was locked up as a schizophrenic teen. It turned out to be a death sentence. Benjamin Van Zandt’s hellish odyssey through New York’s criminal justice system began when the voices inside his head compelled him to light a neighbor’s house on fire. [...]Read More
Prison Monitoring Reports
The Correctional Association of NY released a report on March 31, 2016 about Collins Correctional Facility, highlighting the large number of people with mental illness incarcerated at Collins and the lack of support and programs for these and other people incarcerated at the prison. Collins Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in western New [...]Read More