How A Hudson Valley Town Turned A Defunct Prison Into A Thriving Cannabis Hub
Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, which once counted people locked up on drug offenses among its inmates, has now become populated by cannabis companies promising to vitalize economic activity in the area.
Oct 7, 2021 3:15 PM
NY Quietly Stopped Vaccinating People In State Prisons—But Promised To Resume After Questioning
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says the stoppage was caused by the pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Apr 21, 2021 6:36 PM
Despite Working In Hotspots, NY Correctional Officers Fall Behind With COVID Vaccines
Staff at New York jails and prisons are taking the COVID-19 vaccines at less than half the rate of other congregate settings and the general population.
Apr 12, 2021 10:00 AM
Judge Orders Cuomo To Vaccinate All State Prison Inmates, Finding "No Acceptable Excuse" For Delay
Judge Alison Y. Tuitt’s decision came after the governor had repeatedly broadened vaccine access to the general public without making parallel moves for prison populations.
Updated: Apr 2, 2021 7:00 PM
With Albany Close To Solitary Confinement Reforms, Long-Term "Psychological Torture" Continues
“There are people in New York who’ve been in solitary for fifteen, twenty, even thirty years."
Mar 18, 2021 4:17 PM
While COVID-19 Spreads In NY Prisons, Loved Ones On The Outside Plead With Cuomo For Clemency
Cuomo has granted two commutations in January and another three in June, a number that advocates decried as “outrageous,” particularly in the midst of a pandemic.
Nov 23, 2020 4:17 PM
NY State Prisons Abruptly Suspend Drug Tests For Contraband
A state directive sent about the use of the drug tests suggests that officials knew their practices were not based on the highest possible scientific standards.
Aug 26, 2020 11:15 AM
Only 14 Percent Of State Prison Inmates Have Been Tested For COVID-19, Raising Risks Of Large Outbreak
“These facilities can really be hot zones for the spread of the coronavirus."
Jul 30, 2020 10:12 AM
Female NY Prison Inmates Say Sexual Abuse Is Rampant
They're hoping to turn this into a class action lawsuit for all current and future inmates of the three facilities named.
Updated: Feb 26, 2016 2:34 PM
Police Nab Suspect In Coney Island Rape And Robbery
He has spent 11 1/2 of the last 13 years in prison for robbery.
Updated: Dec 10, 2015 12:11 PM
Attica Prison Uprising Turns 40 Today
The bloody Attica prison uprising is 40 years old today.
Updated: Sep 13, 2011 6:22 PM
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