Drop the Rock Group Also Wants to Drop Some Prisons
From Legislative Gazette:
Criminal justice crusaders from the “Drop the Rock” campaign preached reform of the state prison system from the pulpit of a church near the Capitol during an annual advocacy day event March 16. The rally in the church preceded the lobbying of legislators to support the closure of three minimum- and one medium-security men’s prisons proposed in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.
(August 14, 2018) Two groups that advocate on behalf of prisoners issued a report Tuesday charging that the New York State Parole Board is seriously understaffed. It also asserted that two of the board's commissioners are biased against inmates who've committed violent crimes.Read More
Southport Correctional Facility is one of two super-maximum security prisons in the state that places an emphasis on solitary confinement. A new report looking at the facility’s practices is highlighting the negative impact solitary confinement can have on a human. So advocates are making a renewed push for the HALT Act. Joining us to talk [...]Read More