Raise the Age Campaign Brochure

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Educational and Vocational Programs in New York State Prisons

Academic and vocational programs inside of prisons have the power to transform the lives of people in prison. Read More



Incarcerated persons under custody at end of calendar year New York State Department of Correctional Services 1950 – 2003

Inmates under custody at end of calendar year New York State Department of Correctional Services 1950 - 2003.Read More


Trends in New York State Prison Commitments (1980-2008)

Trends in New York State Prison Commitments (1980 - 2008)Read More


The elderly and aging in prison

Over the past decade the overall population in New York State prisons has decreased by over 20% -- but the number of incarcerated individuals ages 50 and over has increased by 64%.Read More



Youth in Confinement

OCFS: the Basics In the state of New York, children who are under the age of 16 at the time of arrest are considered juveniles. The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is the agency responsible for the incarceration or placement of juveniles. New York is one of two states where the legal upper age for juveniles is 15.Read More


Attica Correctional Facility: 2011 – Basic Facts, Findings & Recommendations

The September 1971 Attica rebellion brought the plight of incarcerated individuals to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness. No longer would these invisible people experience invisible injustice behind brick walls and barbed wire fences. The prisoners’ demands included basic civil rights such as medical care, religious and political freedom, in addition to a living wage and opportunities for education and rehabilitation.Read More



Substance Abuse Treatment in New York Prisons

Effective in-prison treatment programs go beyond the recovery of individual participants to enhance the quality of life within a prison and improve public health and safety outside its walls.Read More


Juvenile Detention in New York City

On any given day, hundreds of youth under the age of 16 are incarcerated in the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) three youth jails: the Horizons, Crossroads, and Bridges (aka Spofford) juvenile detention centers. The majority of the young people locked up in these secure detention centers are charged with non-violent, low-level offenses and do not pose any threat to public safety.Read More


Analysis of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform Bill

PROS Restores judicial discretion for broad categories of individuals charged with drug offenses, including many second felony drug offenders. As an estimate, between 45 – 55% of the drug offenders currently confined in New York’s prisons – from about 5400 to 6600 people – would have been eligible for judicial diversion at sentencing.Read More