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.
Correctional Association of New York releases “Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Assn.’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
New York, NY (December 13, 2017): Today The Correctional Assn. of NY (CA), founded in 1844 and one of the oldest prison watchdog organizations in the country, released a 92-page report providing graphic first-hand depictions of physical, mental, and emotional abuse as a result of days, weeks, and often years of being caged in solitary confinement for 23 to 24 hours a day.Read More
Southport Correctional Facility is one of two super-maximum security prisons in the state that places an emphasis on solitary confinement. A new report looking at the facility’s practices is highlighting the negative impact solitary confinement can have on a human. So advocates are making a renewed push for the HALT Act. Joining us to talk [...]Read More
“Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Association’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
“The isolation itself is torture. Mentally and emotionally, it breaks you down. Spiritually it strips you. The way it is built is to break you down as a person and push your family away.” From “Solitary at Southport” Solitary confinement is torture. New York State subjects people to solitary confinement and other forms of isolation [...]Read More