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08.18.2009

Shackled Birth – Former Women Inmates Lobby to Ban Labor Shackles

A bill that would make New York the fifth state in the country to prohibit shackles on pregnant women inmates was passed three months ago in Albany. Today, women's rights advocates called on the governor to finally sign it.Read More

04.01.2009

Women in Prison Fact Sheet

Women in Prison Fact Sheet United States As of June 2008, 207,700 women were in state or federal prisons or local jails, just under 10% of the total U.S. prison and jail population (more than 2.3 million) Nearly 115,800 women were in state or federal prisons alone, more than 7% of the total U.S.Read More

04.01.2009

The Effects of Imprisonment on Families

Imprisonment and Families Fact Sheet Nationally, more than 8.3 million children have parents under correctional supervision (either in prison, jail, on probation or parole). More than 1.7 million children have a parent in state or federal prison. Nearly 62% of women in state prisons and 51% of men in state prisons are parents of children under 18.Read More

09.01.2007

Report on Mental Health Programs and Services at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

Members of the Correctional Association's Women in Prison Project Visiting Committee conducted a visit to Bedford Hills on January 9, 2007. This report details our observations and recommendations regarding the facility's mental health programs and services based on information gathered from both inmates and staff.Read More

08.01.2007

Report on Conditions of Confinement at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

Members of the Correctional Association's Women in Prison Project Visiting Committee conducted visits to Bedford Hills on January 9, July 2, and July 16, 2007. Over the course of our visits, we spoke and/or corresponded with more than 100 inmates. This report details our observations and recommendations based on information gathered from both inmates and staff.Read More

11.01.2006

Report on Conditions of Confinement at Albion Correctional Facility

Members of the Correctional Association's Women in Prison Project Visiting Committee conducted two day-long visits to Albion on December 13 and 14, 2005. The Superintendent at the time of our visit was Robert Kirkpatrick. The current Superintendent is William M. Powers. This report details our observations and recommendations based on the information gathered by the visiting team during both visits.Read More

05.01.2006

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

Members of the Women in Prison Project visiting committee conducted two day-long visits to Bedford Hills, one on July 15, 2005 and the other on December 1, 2005. This report details our observations and recommendations based on the information we gathered during both visits.Read More

03.01.2006

CA Bulletin: Spring 2006

In this issue; Jack testifies on the National Stage; Prison through the lens of gender; The end of ATD may bode well for Juvenile JusticeRead More

02.01.2006

When “Free” Means Losing Your Mother: The Collision of Child Welfare and the Incarceration of Women in New York State

This report highlights the pernicious effect that incarceration of mothers has on their families and makes recommendations for preserving family ties. Incarcerated women face significant barriers to maintaining stable relationships with — and sometimes parental rights to — their children. These obstacles include limited visiting and family reunification services, inadequate or non-existent legal representation in Family Court, and insufficient coordination between corrections departments, child welfare agencies and the courts.Read More