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‘Those Visits Were Everything’: How Prison Visitation Cuts Devastate Families

by Victoria Law – March 22, 2017 Jenise Britt sees her husband at Sing Sing, one of New York’s 17 maximum-security prisons, at least twice a week. From her job in Bryant Park, it’s only a short walk to Grand … Continue reading

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Flanagan Says ‘Raise The Age’ Will Be Part of Budget Talks By Nick Niedzwiadek Politico  February 22, 2017

ALBANY — The Senate’s top Republican said Wednesday that a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility will be a big part of the coming budget talks.   Democrats and progressive criminal justice activists have been pushing the issue … Continue reading

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Mancos woman works to free innocent prisoners across the country By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer | Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 10:55 PM

Bernard Young was behind bars for nearly 30 years for a crime he claimed he didn’t commit when his family, in a last ditch effort, called Mancos resident Claudia Whitman. Whitman, who runs the Colorado-based nonprofit National Capital Crime Assistance … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo has proposed cutting visit days from 7 to 3 in New York’s maximum security prisons.

Assembly member David Weprin, new chair of the Assembly Corrections Committee, is hosting a press conference this SUNDAY, February 26th at 12:00 pm on the steps of New York City Hall to rally against the proposed reduction in visitation days … Continue reading

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Join People’s Parole Watch Feb. 27

Dear Parole Justice Family,  “The people must be able to remain informed if they are to retain control over those who are their public servants. “ NYS Public Officers Law Article 7 Section 100  Join the Parole Watch Project of … Continue reading

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State Withdraws Request for Medicaid Coverage for Prisoners, Funding for HIV By Josefa Velasquez  Politico  January 27, 2017

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has withdrawn its request to the federal government to provide Medicaid coverage for prison inmates and another request focused on New York’s effort to place newly diagnosed HIV patients on treatment.   With the … Continue reading

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Release Aging People in Prisons demand that New York State Bring Our Elders Home!

Adopt a common-sense approach of releasing elder inmates, who are aging in prison, have already served considerable time, and pose little or no threat to the public. The state of New York needlessly confines thousands of senior citizens to cruel … Continue reading

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Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!

Governor Cuomo has just proposed to limit visiting at New York State maximum security prisons to 3 days a week instead of the current 7. If passed, this measure will cause suffering and separation for thousands of imprisoned people and their loved ones. PLEASE … Continue reading

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The plunder of the American prison system

Mass incarceration is expensive in America — as might be expected from a system that oversees a similar fraction of the population as the Soviet gulags. But how much does it cost? Until today, nobody had attempted to estimate the … Continue reading

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A Message from Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell

Dear Neighbor,   Happy holidays! I hope that this season brings good fortune, health, and love to you and your families.   With the cold months ahead of New York City it is important to remember that tenants have the … Continue reading

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