Correctional Association of New York
The Correctional Association of New York advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society. The CA has been putting 'people before prisons' since its inception in 1846.

Videos from Correctional Association of New York

People Before Prisons

Correctional Association of New York 06:29 Politics and Advocacy

Correctional Association staff members and former prisoners discuss the dehumanizing effects of mass incarceration, as they document the violence and trauma endured.

Introduction to the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Correctional Association of New York 05:53 Politics and Advocacy

Members of the Coalition for Women Prisoners talk about the benefits of adoption and the Safe Families Act.

Raise The Age New York

Correctional Association of New York 02:34 Politics and Advocacy

Correctional Association of New York seeks to raise awareness on the affects the criminal justice system has on teenagers who are tried as adults.

Things To Look Forward To

Correctional Association of New York 02:04 Politics and Advocacy

Jim talks about having access to services while in a juvenile detention center.

Talking To Myself

Correctional Association of New York 02:45 Politics and Advocacy

Ismael talks about spending 120 days in solitary confinement.

With You Forever

Correctional Association of New York 01:57 Politics and Advocacy

Nurideen remembers his teenage years spent behind bars.

Is That Going To Be Me

Correctional Association of New York 01:44 Politics and Advocacy

Vanessa talks about getting sent to Riker's Island and watching minorities get abused.

Black Lives Matter

Correctional Association of New York 05:48 Politics and Advocacy

Coalition for Women Prisoners comes together to express why Black Lives Matter.

Always Going To Be The Mark

Correctional Association of New York 01:33 Politics and Advocacy

Anjie talks about the obstacles she has faced as an adult due to her drug charges as a juvenile.

Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

Correctional Association of New York 13:32 Politics and Advocacy

The Coalition's Violence Against Women Committee members share how their trauma led them to advocate for other survivors.

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Get Involved

The Correctional Association of New York (CANY) fights tirelessly for a more humane and effective criminal justice system, but they can't do it alone. Whether you've been incarcerated, know someone who has or just want to help, CANY needs your support.

One way to get involved is to join one of CANY's coalitions:

- Coalition for Women Prisoners: This group advocates for the rights and unique needs of women in prison. For instance women may discover they are pregnant while in prison and need the proper care. This coalition works to make sure women have the accommodations they need to stay healthy during their prison sentence.

- Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC): Over 80,000 prisoners are in solitary confinement across the country. Members of this group demand reform of the state's use of this punishment since it's inhumane and psychologically damaging.


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