AUDIO: Correctional Association Report Alleges Brutality At Prison
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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Reports & Research
The Correctional Association of NY conducted in depth interviews with 30 people currently incarcerated at Clinton on August 19 and 20, 2015, and corresponded with many more people held at the prison over the last few months. The information reported provides further confirmation of both extensive staff brutality in the aftermath of the June escape [...]Read More