AUDIO: Correctional Association Report Alleges Brutality At Prison

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From WAMC Northeast Public Radio:

The Correctional Association of New York has issued a report that alleges a culture of violence and abuse against prisoners has existed at Clinton Correctional for years.

The criminal justice reform group is the only private organization allowed to inspect and report on the state’s prisons.   Its “Voices From Clinton” report issued Thursday found longstanding brutality against prisoners, including suffocation during interrogations and denial of basic rights and living conditions.
The abuses occurred, according to the report, before and escalated after last year’s escape.

NYSCOBA, which represents corrections officers, issued a statement calling the research biased and focused on baseless accusations.

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