Showing Resources in Mental Healthcare and Incarceration

03.17.2009

Testimony on Special Housing Unit Exclusion Law

Testimony by Jack Beck, Director, Prison Visiting Project, The Correctional Association of New York before the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Senate Standing Committee on Health March 17, 2009. The Correctional Association's findings clearly demonstrate that it is imperative that the SHU Exclusion Law be implemented as swiftly as possible and that its protections cover all inmates with serious mental illness (SMI).Read More

01.01.2009

CA Bulletin: Winter 2009

In this issue; CA Reports on Prison Healthcare; Prison Downsizing Campaign Announced; Domestic Violence Documentary PremieredRead More

09.01.2007

CA Bulletin: Fall 2007

In this issue; Victory: healthcare coverage for people leaving prison; Advances in Treatment for incarcerated individuals with mental illness; Safe harbor for exploited childrenRead 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

02.01.2007

Addressing Key Criminal Justice Issues in the 21st Century

This special report presents some of the Correctional Association's top reform proposals for the state's administration to consider, as well as the benefits they could provide for both the communities most heavily impacted by incarceration and for society as a whole.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

09.01.2006

CA Bulletin: Fall 2006

In this issue; 5 Winnable Issues; Rockefeller Drug Laws; Inmates with Mental Illness; Sexually Exploited Girls and Boys; Domestic Violence Survivors; Alternatives to DetentionRead 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

09.01.2005

CA Bulletin: Fall 2005

In this issue; Juvenile Justice Project Tackles Harassment and Discrimination; A Benefit for the CA’s Women in Prison Project; Researching Abuse in New York Prisons; Advocates Speak Out for Youth and WomenRead More