Press Release | 12.14.2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of 2017 Report of First Hand Accounts of People in Solitary at Southport Prison

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE New York (December 11, 2017): 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 Calling for passage of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Bill A.3080/S.4784 WHAT: Public release of “Solitary at Southport A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Assn.’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons” WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 12:30 PM WHERE: 250 Broadway, 22nd Floor, Room 2225 (I.D.Read More

Press Release | 10.30.2017

CA Testifies on The State of Prison Healthcare Before NYS Corrections and Health Committees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Annette Warren-Dickerson, Communications Director CA Testifies on The State of Prison Healthcare Before NYS Corrections and Health Committees (October 30, 2017, New York)  Today the Correctional Association of New York was one of over 30 organizations testifying at today’s New York State Assembly Joint Health and Correction’s public hearing on prison healthcare.Read More

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


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