Punitive Segregation

18 Dec How the Landmark Settlement Will—and Will Not—Change Solitary Confinement in New York’s Prisons

By Jean Casella Solitary Watch, December 18, 2015 The settlement announced Wednesday by the New York Civil Liberties Union in the Peoples v Fischer case brings broad, deep, and meaningful change to the way New York utilizes solitary confinement in its state prisons. It is a...

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04 Nov Interfaith Center of New York hosts Annual Marshall Meyer Retreat Supporting Re-entry

On Wednesday 11.4.2015 the Interfaith Center of New York hosted a flotilla of faith leaders involved in supporting former incarceree and detainee re-entry into society.  Commissioner of the NYC Department of Corrections, Joseph Ponte was joined by two graduates of the Harlem Community Justice Center’s...

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02 Nov JAILS ACTION COALITION PENS LETTER TO BOC IN RESPONSE TO DOC’S BELATED TESTIMONY ENTERED IN SUPPORT OF ITS RULE CHANGE PROPOSALS TO THE BOC CHARTER

  JAC Letter to Board 11.2.2015 - Rulemaking [caption id="attachment_800" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIGN-ON to our LETTER[/caption] November 2, 2015 Stanley Brezenoff, Chair Members of the Board of Correction 1 Centre Street, Room 2213 New York, NY 10007 Dear Chair Brezenoff and Members of the Board: We write in response to the Testimony of Commissioner...

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15 Oct PETITION: SHUT DOWN RIKERS ISLAND

We call on you, Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and Department of Correction Commissioner Ponte to immediately shut down Rikers Island. It is a factory of human rights abuses that cannot be reformed. The Department of Correction has created a system that enables widespread physical...

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