06.09.2016

VOICES FROM CLINTON: First-Hand Accounts of Brutality, Torture, And Cover-up From People Incarcerated at an Infamously Abusive New York State Prison

New York State prisons are plagued by a pervasive and entrenched culture of staff brutality, violence, abuse, racism, dehumanization, and intimidation, as well as the routine infliction of solitary confinement. As Correctional Association of NY (CA) reports on Clinton, Attica, Greene, Fishkill Correctional Facilities and other prisons have long documented, these abuses and their cover-ups are regular and typical practices in Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) prisons.Read More

12.06.2013

NYS Assembly Committee on Correction hearing re: Board of Parole practices, December 4, 2013

Mujahid Farid, head of the Release of Aging People in Prison(RAPP) Campaign, appeared before the New York State Assembly Committee on Correction on December 4, 2013 to testify about issues impacting thousands of people confined in New York State prisons who regularly appear before the Parole Board for release consideration.Read More

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02.11.2013

NYS Joint Legislative Budget Hearing – Human Services: February 5, 2013

Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, director of the Correctional Association's Juvenile Justice Project, testified before the New York State Legislature on the Governor’s proposed budget for 2013-2014.Read More

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02.07.2013

NYS Public Protection Committee Budget Hearing: February 6, 2013

The Correctional Association testified about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 proposed budget for public protection, focusing on his proposal to close two women’s prisons, Bayview and Beacon Correctional Facilities. Our testimony expresses the concern that closing Bayview and Beacon Correctional Facilities will eliminate some of the most effective opportunities incarcerated women have to maintain family ties and prepare for a successful reentry.Read More

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01.28.2013

NYC City Council Oversight Hearing: January 24, 2013

Just as the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene makes unannounced and independent restaurant inspections and does not allow eateries to grade themselves on food safety, children in the justice system deserve an equal level of protection.Read More

11.29.2012

NYS Assembly Committee on Correction Hearing re: academic and vocational prison programs, November 29, 2012

Despite their enormous potential, NYS has seen a significant reduction in staffing and resource allocation for educational and vocational programs.Read More

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07.16.2012

May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Lady Kathryn Williams

Lady Kathryn Williams, an advocate, survivor and member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners testifies about the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Domestic Violence.Read More

06.19.2012

Reassessing Solitary Confinement

In June of 2012, the Correctional Association submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights about New York State’s use of solitary confinement. Read More

05.30.2012

May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Kim Dadou

Kim Dadou, advocate and survivor of domestic violence, testifies at Women's Forum on Domestic Violence.Read More

05.30.2012

May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Tamar Kraft-Stolar

The Director of the Correctional Association's Women in Prison Project testifies before the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Domestic Violence on May 30, 2012.Read More