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Auburn Correctional Facility

Auburn was the first prison to implement the “Auburn System,” a system of incarceration in which incarcerated people worked in groups during the day, were housed in solitary cells during the night, and lived in enforced silence. Today, Auburn Correctional Facility operates as a maximum security, DOCCS-operated prison for men ages 21 and older.Read More


Correctional Association “On the Count” broadcast

Executive Director Soffiyah Elijah serves as the guest host of "On the Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report," a weekly hour-long show on WBAI-Pacifica Radio. Read More



CA Bulletin: Summer 2012

In this issue; The Close to Home Initiative: youth leaders speak out; The Prison Rape Elimination Act; Welcome to CA’s new staff and board membersRead More


Reassessing Solitary Confinement

In June of 2012, the Correctional Association submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights about New York State’s use of solitary confinement. Read More


Kim Dadou Shares Her Experience As a DV Survivor in Prison

Kim says prison is not the place for a battered woman to be rehabilitated. Read More


Soffiyah Elijah on WBAI’s “On the Count”

CA executive director Soffiyah Elijah hosts a two hour special of Eddie Ellis' show, On the Count, in celebration of Women's History month.Read More


The elderly and aging in prison

Over the past decade the overall population in New York State prisons has decreased by over 20% -- but the number of incarcerated individuals ages 50 and over has increased by 64%.Read More



Mohawk Correctional Facility

The Correctional Association (CA) visited Mohawk Correctional Facility, a medium security male prison located near Utica in the city of Rome, New York on July 12th and 13th, 2010. Situated on the southern portion of the Mohawk-Oneida campus, a 150-acre complex that originated as a residential center for the developmentally disabled, Mohawk was converted into a prison in 1988. Mohawk held 1,167 inmates at the time of our visit, with 1,117 of those in general confinement.Read More


CA Bulletin: Fall 2011

In this issue; Gov. Cuomo announces prison closures; Reflecting back at the 40th anniversary of the Attica rebellion; CA calls for the closure of notorious prisonRead More


Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility

The Correctional Association (CA) visited Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, on May 5th, 2010. This facility is located in Wilton, New York, approximately 40 miles north of Albany and just outside of Saratoga Springs. Prior to serving as a correctional facility, the site hosted a variety of institutions including a hotel, a tuberculosis sanitarium, and a convalescence center for returning World War II veterans. Converted into a 150-capacity, minimum-security camp in 1976, Mt. McGregor grew to become the first New York State correctional facility dedicated to providing alcohol and substance abuse treatment in 1982.Read More