Hale Creek Correctional Facility
The Correctional Association of New York (CA) visited Hale Creek Correctional Facility on October 28th and 29th, 2008. Hale Creek is a medium security prison located in Johnstown, New York, approximately 50 miles northwest of Albany. It opened in 1990 and in 1992 became the first institution in the United States to be considered an “adult correctional treatment program.” At the time of our visit, 459 inmates resided at the prison, which had a capacity to house 480 men. Every inmate in Hale Creek is enrolled in Phase I of the Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment (CASAT) program. The prison also offers a variety of vocational and educational programs.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of 2017 Report of First Hand Accounts of People in Solitary at Southport Prison
(December 11, 2017, NY:) Lawmakers, Advocates, Southport solitary survivors, and Family Members join the Correctional Association of New York (CA) to release a stunning new CA report about Southport Prison, featuring first-hand accounts of brutality, self-harm, mental, emotional, and physical abuse at one of only two prisons in New York State devoted primarily to solitary confinement.Read More
ALBANY — New York’s complex of 54 state prison facilities is struggling to fill vacant jobs for nurses, doctors and other health care providers. Filling those vacancies and dealing with an aging prison population at facilities across the state have become among the tallest challenges for the $3 billion correctional system, top administrators concede. In [...]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