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Jennifer Scaife joined the Correctional Association of New York as Executive Director in 2018 having dedicated her career to progressive criminal justice reform. She previously held leadership positions in local government and in the nonprofit sector, with experience in prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, and community corrections agencies. Jennifer worked on criminal justice issues for ten years in California, during the peak of the prison overcrowding crisis and subsequent reforms through the Criminal Justice Realignment Act of 2011 (AB109). She most recently worked for the City of New York in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, where she supported the City’s policy objective of reducing reliance on incarceration and replacing the jails on Rikers Island with smaller, borough-based facilities. Jennifer holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Indiana University Bloomington, a Master of Arts from Hollins University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Jack Beck joined the staff of the Correctional Association in 2004. He manages all aspects of the Prison Visiting Project’s work, facilitates prison visits, writes reports and policy materials, directs legislative strategy, and supervises staff. He is also a representative for incarcerated individuals on the Academy of Medicine Institutional Review Board and has consulted with federal officials about regulations concerning research on incarcerated individuals. Prior to joining the CA, Jack was Senior Supervising Attorney at the Prisoners’ Right Project of the Legal Aid Society, where he worked for 23 years specializing in medical care issues, with particular focus on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. A nationally-recognized expert on prison health care, he is also a member of several coalitions concerned with medical and mental health care in prisons that advocate for improved care for people in prison. Jack received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor’s in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Tyrrell Muhammad has served as Project Associate for the Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project since April 2012. Prior to joining the CA, Tyrrell mentored young boys at Elementary Community School 21 in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. He also presently serves as Chief Consultant for Force One International Security, and is committed to helping formerly incarcerated men and women in his community find gainful employment. Tyrrell earned his Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and Master’s degree from New York Theological Seminary in 2004.
Scott Paltrowitz, Associate Director of of Advocacy and Community Engagement, joined the CA in January 2012. Previously with the CA’s Prison Visiting Project, Scott is now primarily responsible for growing and developing our statewide campaigns and for orchestrating our major policy education and advocacy initiatives. Scott also engages in coalition-building, community outreach, and advocacy challenging particular abuses of the prison system, including solitary confinement, and the lack of adequate medical care and mental health services. Before joining the CA, Scott undertook different forms of refugee, immigration, and human rights advocacy both in the United States and abroad. He received his J.D. at Harvard Law School, his Master’s in Public Administration, and Bachelor’s in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Anisah Sabur is the Project Associate for the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association.
Anisah focuses on coordinating the Coalition for Women Prisoners, conducting community outreach, and organizing advocacy activities and events related to our various campaigns. Anisah was previously at the Harlem Community Justice Center where she worked as a case manager and family engagement coordinator.
She is a long-time Coalition member and currently serves as co-chair of the Coalition’s Reentry Committee. She also graduated from WIPP’s ReConnect program in spring 2005.
Annette Warren-Dickerson is the Director of Communications at the Correctional Association.
Annette Warren-Dickerson, who joined the CA in May 2014, is an organizer, campaign strategist, human rights advocate and longtime proponent of community-based solutions to police violence and the creation of accountability models. Prior to joining the CA, Annette served as the Director of Non-Litigation Advocacy at the Center for Constitutional Rights for 14 years. Annette previously served as Associate Director of Student Activities at New York University, Associate Director of the Institute for Community Empowerment at the Community Service Society, Project Director at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Director of Media and Community Outreach at the Upper Manhattan Task Force on Aids, and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild/NYC Chapter.
Andrea B. Williams joined the CA in 2004. Andrea manages all aspects of ReConnect, the Women in Prison Project’s leadership training program for formerly incarcerated women. Prior to joining the CA, she was Public Policy Coordinator at the HIV Law Project where she managed the Center for Women’s Organizing, an advocacy training program for women living with HIV and AIDS. Andrea is a lawyer who has worked as a staff attorney at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and Bergen County Legal Services in New Jersey. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Andrea received her J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law and her Bachelor’s in Political Science from Boston University.