12.03.2016

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons

A New York Times investigation draws on nearly 60,000 disciplinary cases from state prisons and interviews with inmates to explore the system’s inequities and the ripple effect they can have. The racism can be felt from the moment black inmates enter New York’s upstate prisons. They describe being called porch monkeys, spear chuckers and worse.Read More

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09.09.2016

New York: Activists Call on Gov. Cuomo to Close Attica Prison

On Thursday, dozens of activists held a protest outside the Manhattan office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling for the closure of Attica prison. Scott Paltrowitz of the Correctional Association of New York said conditions at Attica haven’t improved in more than four decades. Scott Paltrowitz: “The brutality, the racism, the torture, the abuse that’s happening in Attica continues to this day.Read More

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09.09.2016

“Whatever Your Worst Fear Was, That Was Attica’: Former Prisoners Ask Cuomo to Shut Down NY’s Infamous Prison

Photo: Victoria Law On Thursday afternoon, the day before the 45th anniversary of the most famous prison uprising in U.S. history, dozens of people gathered across the street from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown office demanding that he close the maximum-security prison at Attica. Fed up with brutal conditions, men imprisoned at Attica seized control of the prison on September 9, 1971, taking 43 staff members hostage.Read More

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09.25.2012

Attica: The Bars That Bind Us

Everyone exposed long-term to max incarceration at Attica pays a high price. Find out why and how you can help change a broken system.Read More

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09.24.2012

Op-Ed: Attica Must Be Shut Down

The head of the nonprofit Correctional Association argues that Attica Correctional Facility should be closed—not because of its tragic history, but because of a present-day atmosphere of hostility and harsh treatment.Read More

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09.17.2012

Upon anniversary of riot, prisoner advocates call for closing of Attica

The Correctional Association of New York, along with other organizations, held an event on Friday at Riverside Church in New York City to advocate a call to closure of Attica Prison. Read More

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01.12.2012

Report sheds troubling light on Attica’s state prison

The CA reported "a noticeable high level of intimidation and fear throughout the facility both during our visit."Read More

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12.22.2011

Behavior of four Attica corrections officers part of larger culture of violence and intimidation at facility

DOCCS investigation will hopefully serve as a signal throughout the system that the intimidation, harassment, and physical abuse of incarcerated people will not be tolerated, and that there will be accountability and consequences for officers who choose to break the law.Read More

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12.15.2011

Attica CO Charged With Assaulting Inmate “Eager to Clear His Name”

Four Attica State Prison Corrections Officers have been indicted for allegedly beating up an inmate, and then conspiring to cover it up by allegedly filing a false report that the inmate was in possession of a razor during an altercation at the prison in August.Read More

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12.05.2011

Suicides in NYS prisons reach highest rate in 28 years

The Correctional Association will present testimony before the Correction and Mental Health Committees of the NYS Assembly about recent dramatic increase in suicides. Read More

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