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06.01.2018

“Women and Isolated Confinement”

WOMEN AND ISOLATED CONFINEMENT Women held in isolated confinement are subjected to dehumanizing treatment—treatment that makes it difficult for them to maintain their dignity, hygiene, nutrition and personal property. They can get in trouble for something as simple as attempting to talk to the person next to them. They are denied commissary privileges which provide them with food to supplement prison meals.Read More

12.13.2017

“Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Association’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”

“The isolation itself is torture. Mentally and emotionally, it breaks you down. Spiritually it strips you. The way it is built is to break you down as a person and push your family away.” From “Solitary at Southport” Solitary confinement is torture. New York State subjects people to solitary confinement and other forms of isolation at rates above the national average and in a racially disparate manner.Read More

06.09.2016

VOICES FROM CLINTON: First-Hand Accounts of Brutality, Torture, And Cover-up From People Incarcerated at an Infamously Abusive New York State Prison

New York State prisons are plagued by a pervasive and entrenched culture of staff brutality, violence, abuse, racism, dehumanization, and intimidation, as well as the routine infliction of solitary confinement. As Correctional Association of NY (CA) reports on Clinton, Attica, Greene, Fishkill Correctional Facilities and other prisons have long documented, these abuses and their cover-ups are regular and typical practices in Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) prisons.Read More

09.04.2015

10 Things You Need to Know About Brutality and Abuse at Clinton C.F.

The Correctional Association of NY conducted in depth interviews with 30 people currently incarcerated at Clinton on August 19 and 20, 2015, and corresponded with many more people held at the prison over the last few months. The information reported provides further confirmation of both extensive staff brutality in the aftermath of the June escape from Clinton, as reported by the New York Times; and longstanding and pervasive staff violence and abuse  at Clinton, as last documented by the CA’s October 2014 report.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

12.18.2013

Fishkill Correctional Facility

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

09.10.2013

Woodbourne Correctional Facility

Woodbourne is a medium-security prison for men located in the town of Woodbourne, in Sullivan County New York, approximately 90 miles northwest of New York City. The Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project visited Woodbourne Correctional Facility on February 14, 2012.Read More

09.06.2013

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility is an 882-bed medium-security prison located in Cape Vincent, New York, on the border of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.Read More

02.27.2013

Educational and Vocational Programs in New York State Prisons

Academic and vocational programs inside of prisons have the power to transform the lives of people in prison. Read More

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11.29.2012

NYS Assembly Committee on Correction Hearing re: academic and vocational prison programs, November 29, 2012

Despite their enormous potential, NYS has seen a significant reduction in staffing and resource allocation for educational and vocational programs.Read More

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