Women inmates deserve better

The bottom line? It's a mistake to close Bayview and Beacon without first establishing a plan to give women involved in the criminal justice system the best possible chance to succeed. Read More



NYS Public Protection Committee Budget Hearing: February 6, 2013

The Correctional Association testified about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 proposed budget for public protection, focusing on his proposal to close two women’s prisons, Bayview and Beacon Correctional Facilities. Our testimony expresses the concern that closing Bayview and Beacon Correctional Facilities will eliminate some of the most effective opportunities incarcerated women have to maintain family ties and prepare for a successful reentry.Read More



Two women’s prisons on the chopping block

Bayview and Beacon women's correctional facilities are on the chopping block in the Executive Budget, which if passed, would mark the eighth and ninth prisons closed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Read More



Bayview and Beacon closures may mean lost opportunities for women in prison

With the closures of Beacon and Bayview, incarcerated women would lose opportunities to reside in a prison in New York City; participate in a work release program downstate; and, serve time in a minimum-security setting.Read More