Correctional Association “On the Count” broadcast
Listen in as the Correctional Association’s Executive Director Soffiyah Elijah serves as the quarterly guest host of On the Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report.
Elijah’s guest this week is Eddie Rosario, an Associate Director at the Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project.
Since January 2012, the Prison Visiting Project has visited six facilities (Clinton, Fishkill, Woodbourne, Cape Vincent, Groveland, and Altona.) Eddie shares with listeners some highlights and key recommendations based on those visits.
On the Count is a weekly hour-long show regularly hosted by Eddie Ellis on WBAI Pacifica Radio, 99.5fm. The program can currently be heard in approximately 17 prisons throughout the mid-Hudson region.
CA Applauds Commitment to Raise the Age in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, Laments No Mention of Racism, Violence, and Abuse in NYS Prisons
(January 9, 2016) New York, NY: The Correctional Association of New York roundly applauds the continued commitment of Governor Andrew Cuomo to raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, ending the prosecution and incarceration of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. It is now up to the members of both parties in the NYS Legislature to do their duty to make this a reality. In spite of the Governor’s assertion that the "nation looks to NY to find a way up," we actually fall behind 48 other states, along with North Carolina, by continuing to treat children as adults in the criminal legal system. New York must Raise the Age of criminal responsibility this legislative session. Read More
A proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2017-18 executive budget would reduce the visitation schedule at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities and result in the elimination of 39 positions. Under the governor’s plan, the number of days visitors are allowed at maximum security prisons would be reduced from seven to three. The figure would [...]Read More
Prison Monitoring Reports
The Correctional Association of NY released a report on March 31, 2016 about Collins Correctional Facility, highlighting the large number of people with mental illness incarcerated at Collins and the lack of support and programs for these and other people incarcerated at the prison. Collins Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in western New [...]Read More