Hudson Correctional Facility
The Correctional Association visited Hudson Correctional Facility on November 14th and 15th, 2007. Hudson is a medium security prison located in Hudson, New York. It was built in 1887 as a reformatory for young women and retains its historical architecture. The prison also contains a minimum security annex area, separate from the main complex of buildings, which housed 56 inmates in the Work Release program and 41 inmates in the Industrial Training program. At the time of our visit, there were 415 inmates residing in the main complex’s “cottages,” where inmates either share dorm rooms of a few to eight men or occupy single rooms. Cottages have shared communal spaces such as television rooms and laundry facilities, and inmates have keys to their rooms. The prison offers a variety of treatment, vocational and educational programs in its general confinement area.
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