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


Press Release | 04.11.2013

Putting People Before Prisons on April 18

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and others to receive awards.Read More

Press Release | 04.01.2013

Critical Opportunities for Women Will Be Lost as Governor Continues Trend of Closing Minimum-Security and Downstate Prisons

Beacon, located in the Hudson Valley, is the state’s only minimum-security prison for women. Bayview, in Manhattan, is the only women’s prison located in NYC. Read More

Press Release | 03.14.2013

New York Groups Unite in Call for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

Dozens of organizations joined together today to challenge the torturous abuse of solitary confinement in prisons and jails across New York.Read More

Press Release | 01.30.2013

Bayview and Beacon closures may mean lost opportunities for women in prison

With the closures of Beacon and Bayview, incarcerated women would lose opportunities to reside in a prison in New York City; participate in a work release program downstate; and, serve time in a minimum-security setting.Read More


Press Release | 05.04.2012

Two-day public hearing on ACS’s Close to Home youth justice plan to be held on May 7 and May 8 in New York City; Court-involved young people, Correctional Association of New York staff members will testify publicly about new plan

The Close to Home Initiative authorizes New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to submit to New York State plans for the operation of a new city-run youth justice system.Read More

Press Release | 01.23.2012

Governor Cuomo announces “Juvenile Justice Services Close to Home Initiative”; Correctional Association looks forward to public release of NYC’s plan for youth justice system

For Immediate Release Contact: Soffiyah Elijah Executive Director Correctional Association of NY 212-254-5700, ext. 305 selijah[at] NEW YORK – The Correctional Association of New York (“the CA”) praises Governor Andrew Cuomo for taking a significant step towards restructuring our state’s youth justice system with the introduction of his “Juvenile Justice Services Close to Home Initiative” in the 2012-2013 Executive Budget released last Tuesday. Read More

Press Release | 12.22.2011

Behavior of four Attica corrections officers part of larger culture of violence and intimidation at facility

DOCCS investigation will hopefully serve as a signal throughout the system that the intimidation, harassment, and physical abuse of incarcerated people will not be tolerated, and that there will be accountability and consequences for officers who choose to break the law.Read More


Press Release | 12.05.2011

Suicides in NYS prisons reach highest rate in 28 years

The Correctional Association will present testimony before the Correction and Mental Health Committees of the NYS Assembly about recent dramatic increase in suicides. Read More