Daily Mail claims Incarcerated People at Coxsackie say “system works against them”
In numerous letters sent to The Daily Mail by incarcerated individuals at Coxsackie, a maximum security prison for men located in Greene County, New York, have alleged staff mistreatment and a flawed grievance system. Utilizing our unique legislative authority to monitor prisons, the CA visited Coxsackie in May of 2010, and had serious concerns about the high level of tension between staff and incarcerated individuals, resulting in many incarcerated people feeling unsafe in the facility and expressing fears of retaliation and a lack of trust that many prison staff would treat them fairly.
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails, including mandated time outside their cell and increased reporting requirements in an effort to prevent prisoner mistreatment. The changes, issued Tuesday by the state's Commission on Correction, come amid heightened scrutiny of solitary confinement and its psychological effects on inmates.Read More
Police lockups will be required to have tampons, sanitary napkins on hand ALBANY — Police lockups will be required to have feminine-hygiene products on hand for female detainees under a new state rule adopted Wednesday. The rule from the state Commission of Correction mandates that tampons and sanitary napkins shall be made available to all [...]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