Mandatory Injustice: Case Histories of Women Convicted under New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws
To contribute to a fuller understanding of the impact of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the Correctional Association initiated the Women in Prison Case Histories Project. This effort has involved the preparation of accounts of women offenders serving prison terms under the Rockefeller Drug Laws. By telling the stories of these women, we seek to put a human face on the prison population and to educate political leaders and the public about the circumstances and policies that send certain people to prison.
On February 12, 2015, the Women in Prison Project at the Correctional Association of New York (CA), the state’s oldest criminal justice reform organization, released a major report entitled, “Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons,” the most extensive study of reproductive health care in a state prison system to date, and one of the most in-depth studies of conditions for women in prison in the country.Read More
A decade after the U.S. Army and the CIA were accused of human rights violations for overusing solitary confinements in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Tyrrell Muhammad — who spent approximately 2,555 days in solitary confinement in New York prisons — called on state lawmakers to end the widespread use of extreme isolation in state [...]Read More
For a woman in transition from incarceration, securing housing is much more complex that just finding shelter. Read More