06.04.2015

Ending the barbaric practice of shackling incarcerated pregnant women

Watch the Correctional Association’s video about the barbaric – and illegal – shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. In 2009 New York enacted a statute restricting the use of shackles on women during childbirth. The law bans outright the use of restraints on women throughout labor, delivery and recovery “after giving birth,” which is meant to cover at least the duration of a woman’s stay at the hospital. Read More

02.12.2015

Reproductive Injustice

  Every time the CA visits a women’s prison in New York,  reports abound concerning the poor standards of health care in general, and the struggles  experienced by  women who are incarcerated to secure women-specific  care.   “Reproductive Injustice:  The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State,” the February 2015 report by the Women in Prison Project, reveals  the failure of the New York State prison system  to provide quality reproductive health care and treat women with respect for their basic dignity and human rights.Read More

12.23.2014

Attica State Prison

Attica Correctional Facility, a 2,000-bed maximum security prison in western New York, continues to operate as a symbolic and real epicenter of state violence and abuse of incarcerated persons in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) state prison system 43 years after the 1971 prison uprising and violent suppression by state authorities. Read More

12.16.2014

Greene Correctional Facility

Greene C.F. has one of the highest concentrations of young people in any New York State prison, and also some of the highest reported allegations of staff violence, harassment, and intimidation against incarcerated persons. The Correctional Association of New York (CA) Prison Visiting Project (PVP) visited Greene C.F. on November 8 and 9, 2012, and received updated information about Greene from incarcerated persons and staff in 2014.Read More

12.13.2014

CA Bulletin December 2014

  Learn about the recent CA’s work around the increasing levels of violence and abuse in New York State prisons, our efforts to close Attica, our inspiring new staff and board members, and other news about the work that our outstanding supporters make possible. Download pdf of December 2014 newsletter here.Read More

02.21.2014

Why we need the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

Join the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Campaign and be part of a movement to change the criminal justice system’s harsh and inappropriate response to DV survivors who act to protect themselves from an abuser’s violence.Read More

01.17.2014

Groveland Correctional Facility

Groveland Correctional Facility is a 1,106-bed capacity medium security prison in Western New York. The Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project visited Groveland on June 18 and 19, 2012.Read More

01.14.2014

Public comments in support of parole reform

Until February 1, 2014, the public can comment on the Board of Parole's proposed regulation revisions and on the problems with current parole practices.Read More

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12.18.2013

Fishkill Correctional Facility

The Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project visited Fishkill on April 17 and 18, 2012.Read More

12.06.2013

NYS Assembly Committee on Correction hearing re: Board of Parole practices, December 4, 2013

Mujahid Farid, head of the Release of Aging People in Prison(RAPP) Campaign, appeared before the New York State Assembly Committee on Correction on December 4, 2013 to testify about issues impacting thousands of people confined in New York State prisons who regularly appear before the Parole Board for release consideration.Read More

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