“Revisiting Attica Shows How New York Failed to Fulfill Promises”
Today’s article (8/26) in The New York Times, “Revisiting Attica Shows How New York Failed to Fulfill Promises,” provides even further justification for why New York must finally and permanently close Attica C.F. This September marks the 45th anniversary of the rebellion at Attica and its violent suppression by the State. As the article points out, although there has been some minor progress in certain areas within the state’s corrections department, 45 years later the core overarching system of racist brutality and abuse remains at Attica.
For years and decades, the Correctional Association has documented in report after report the pervasive and extreme staff brutality, widespread use of solitary confinement, and overall racist culture and environment of intimidation passed on from generation to generation at this infamous prison. Despite numerous reports, commissions, recommendations, books, and other attention, Attica has not changed. The only way to stop the abuses is to close Attica immediately.
Please join the Correctional Association and other organizations and individuals who are part of Beyond Attica: Close Prisons, Build Communities for an Action to Close Attica on Sept 8 outside the Governor’s NYC office at 12:30 pm (633 Third Ave, at 41st St). Please RSVP for the action here and have your group or organization endorse the action by emailing email@example.com.
Correctional Association of New York releases “Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Assn.’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
New York, NY (December 13, 2017): Today The Correctional Assn. of NY (CA), founded in 1844 and one of the oldest prison watchdog organizations in the country, released a 92-page report providing graphic first-hand depictions of physical, mental, and emotional abuse as a result of days, weeks, and often years of being caged in solitary confinement for 23 to 24 hours a day.Read More
ALBANY — New York’s complex of 54 state prison facilities is struggling to fill vacant jobs for nurses, doctors and other health care providers. Filling those vacancies and dealing with an aging prison population at facilities across the state have become among the tallest challenges for the $3 billion correctional system, top administrators concede. In [...]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