A better proposal for NYS parole regulations
In 2011, an Executive Law mandated the New York State Board of Parole to base release decisions on risk assessment tools, but until now, the board has failed to do so.
Now the Board of Parole has posted for public comment their revised regulations to meet this legal need.
As written, their regulations would not achieve the goal of changing parole practices and increasing the safe release of elderly incarcerated people, so the Correctional Association and the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign have proposed an alternative version of parole regulations.
New York Supermax Report Reveals Brutality, Neglect, and Prolonged Solitary Confinement at Southport State Prison
Imagine row after row of cell doors that rarely open and row after row of people trapped behind those doors, in small cells, day after day. Imagine having to hold most of your conversations by shouting through your cell door at voices whose faces you cannot see; imagine trying to sleep as a cacophony of [...]Read More
Following an outcry from prison-reform advocates and a flurry of news reports, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he was suspending an initiative that sharply limited the content of care packages that inmates can receive in state prisons. Reform advocates said the program, in which friends and families of inmates had to send items through [...]Read More
“Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Association’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
“The isolation itself is torture. Mentally and emotionally, it breaks you down. Spiritually it strips you. The way it is built is to break you down as a person and push your family away.” From “Solitary at Southport” Solitary confinement is torture. New York State subjects people to solitary confinement and other forms of isolation [...]Read More