Making Youth Homes Secure
From Daily News:
Manhattan: Aaron Jefferson’s death, allegedly caused by a youth missing from a Close to Home facility, is tragic (“Adult delinquency,” editorial, July 8). Calls for change, while important, should focus on ensuring the essential spirit of Close to Home — serving kids close to their families — is maintained, and that we do not revert to a punitive model. The city needs sustained investment in prevention and rehabilitation, increased transparency and fully independent oversight for Close to Home. Stakeholders must craft a way that holds youth accountable and helps them grow into healthy adults, while maintaining public safety.
Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco Director, Juvenile Justice Project Correctional Association of N.Y.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of 2017 Report of First Hand Accounts of People in Solitary at Southport Prison
(December 11, 2017, NY:) Lawmakers, Advocates, Southport solitary survivors, and Family Members join the Correctional Association of New York (CA) to release a stunning new CA report about Southport Prison, featuring first-hand accounts of brutality, self-harm, mental, emotional, and physical abuse at one of only two prisons in New York State devoted primarily to solitary confinement.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
Prison Monitoring Reports
Attica Correctional Facility, a 2,000-bed maximum security prison in western New York, continues to operate as a symbolic and real epicenter of state violence and abuse of incarcerated persons in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) state prison system 43 years after the 1971 prison uprising and violent suppression by state authorities. The [...]Read More
Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, director of the Correctional Association's Juvenile Justice Project, testified before the New York State Legislature on the Governor’s proposed budget for 2013-2014.Read More