Press Release | 01.19.2015

CA applauds Cuomo’s youth commission reform recommendations, hails commitment to youth justice

(New York, NY) January 19, 2015 – The Correctional Association of New York (CA), the state’s oldest criminal justice reform organization, released the following statement in response to the recommendations issued today by the Governor’s Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice: The CA congratulates and thanks the Commission for its outstanding and courageous hard work.Read More

Press Release | 04.09.2014

Correctional Association Executive Director Elijah Named Co-Chair of Governor’s Commission to Raise the Age

CA Executive Director to co-lead state commission, announced in Governor Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Address in January, tasked with providing a blueprint for raising the age of criminal responsibility (the age at which youth are treated as adults in the justice system) and other reforms aimed at improving youth outcomes and public safety.Read More

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Press Release | 01.29.2014

NY Lawmakers, Advocates, and Survivors of Solitary Confinement Join to Announce Introduction of New Bill to Limit Use of Solitary in Prisons and Jails

Just introduced in the New York State Assembly (A08588) and Senate (S06466), the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act. is being hailed by supporters as the most comprehensive and progressive legislative response to date to the nationwide problem of solitary confinement in prisons and jails. Read More

Press Release | 01.08.2014

Correctional Association of New York commends governor’s commitment to youth justice reform, successful reentry for adults

The Correctional Association released a statement today in response to Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address.Read More

Press Release | 12.19.2013

Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign and Correctional Association of New York propose revised parole rules to enhance public safety, encourage release of aging people from prison

RAPP and the CA team up to propose parole regulations that would ensure incarcerated individuals receive fair and evidence-based consideration for release. Read More

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Press Release | 12.06.2013

Human Rights Day Vigils Will Challenge the Torture of Solitary Confinement in New York

Representatives of human rights, civil liberties, and religious organizations will join formerly incarcerated people and family members of those in solitary confinement at several vigils across the state, to protest the routine use of extreme and prolonged isolation in New York's state prisons and city jails.Read More

Press Release | 08.20.2013

Nassau DA Rice, LI Advocates, Clergy, Civil Rights Groups and Formerly Incarcerated Young Writers Join Diverse Statewide Campaign in Calling for New York to Raise the Age

This morning, a diverse coalition of stakeholders from across Long Island were joined by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice on the steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court to highlight the damage that treating children as adults in the legal system has on public safety and youth, and called for New York to “Raise the Age.” Read More

Press Release | 06.04.2013

Domestic Violence, Women’s Rights, and Criminal Justice Advocates to Hold Press Conference about Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act in Albany on June 5th

Over 100 advocates from across the state will join in Albany on Wednesday, June 5th to lobby legislators to enact the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (A.4314-B and S.3337-B), which would establish more compassionate sentencing for survivors convicted of crimes directly related to the abuse they suffered.Read More

Press Release | 05.30.2013

119 Domestic Violence, Women’s Rights, and Criminal Justice Groups Join Forces for DV Survivors Justice Act

A sign of the promising prospects for the bill’s success this year, the Act has picked up support from leaders of the Independent Democratic Caucus Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) and Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), and from Senator Greg Ball (R-Putnam) who joins Senate sponsor Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mount Vernon) as a co-prime sponsor of the Act. In the Assembly, the Act is sponsored by Speaker pro tempore Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry (D-Queens).Read More

Press Release | 05.24.2013

Correctional Association to Host Soros Justice Fellow Mujahid Farid

The Correctional Association of New York celebrates the Open Society Institute’s selection of CA staff member Mujahid Farid as a 2013 Soros Justice Fellow. Read More

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