10 Things You Need to Know About Brutality and Abuse at Clinton C.F.

The Correctional Association of NY conducted in depth interviews with 30 people currently incarcerated at Clinton on August 19 and 20, 2015, and corresponded with many more people held at the prison over the last few months. The information reported provides further confirmation of both extensive staff brutality in the aftermath of the June escape from Clinton, as reported by the New York Times; and longstanding and pervasive staff violence and abuse  at Clinton, as last documented by the CA’s October 2014 report.Read More


Ending the barbaric practice of shackling incarcerated pregnant women

Watch the Correctional Association’s video about the barbaric – and illegal – shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. In 2009 New York enacted a statute restricting the use of shackles on women during childbirth. The law bans outright the use of restraints on women throughout labor, delivery and recovery “after giving birth,” which is meant to cover at least the duration of a woman’s stay at the hospital. Read More


Why we need the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

Join the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Campaign and be part of a movement to change the criminal justice system’s harsh and inappropriate response to DV survivors who act to protect themselves from an abuser’s violence.Read More


Public comments in support of parole reform

Until February 1, 2014, the public can comment on the Board of Parole's proposed regulation revisions and on the problems with current parole practices.Read More



A Place to Call My Own, Women and the Search for Housing After Incarceration

For a woman in transition from incarceration, securing housing is much more complex that just finding shelter. Read More


IN BRIEF: Why it’s time to raise the age in New York

Since the late 19th century, New York State has treated 16- and 17-year-olds in the justice system as adults. Over fifty years ago, as New York State’s legislators created the Family Court, they discussed whether to raise the age at which young people could be tried as adults. Unable to reach consensus, the lawmakers of that era left the age of criminal responsibility at 16.Read More


Raise the Age Campaign Brochure

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Why are New York’s youth being locked up like adults?

New York is one of just two states in the country that treats 16-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. Read More



My Sister’s Keeper: A Book for Women Returning Home from Prison or Jail

A resource guide and motivational book of personal stories from women in New York State who have returned home after being incarcerated.Read More