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New Bill Allowing CANY to Adequately Report on Prison Conditions Passes New York State Assembly and Senate

July 27, 2020 In the Press

Assembly Bill A10194, which permits the correctional association to access, visit, inspect, and examine all state correctional facilities has passed the NY State Assembly...

New Website Dedicated to COVID-19 in Prisons in New York

July 21, 2020 In the Press

The Correctional Association of New York (CANY) has launched a new website dedicated to sharing information about what they're hearing from people in prison affected by...

How Prosecutors Perpetuate Structural Racism

July 13, 2020 In the Press

“While police officers are finally (and rightfully) being called out, prosecutors are skating by free of blame, reputations untarnished and funding untouched.”

New Issue of PEN America’s “Temperature Check” Features Nicole Fleetwood

June 26, 2020 In the Press

“What I learned from talking to over 70 currently and imprisoned artists is how arbitrary and brutal the rules of living in punitive captivity are.”

NY-CHEP Stands in Solidarity with Statement on George Floyd and the Police State

June 2, 2020 JIE Updates

"We understand anti-racism as inextricable from our primary work to build a more just society by creating higher education opportunities for women and men during and...

The Digital Abolitionist Launches Row Art, Voices from Inside

June 1, 2020 In the Press

Row Art, Voices from Inside is an art exhibit dedicated to all those facing execution during the global pandemic.

Prison and the Pandemic

May 27, 2020 In the Press

Reporting on in-prison research on the experiences of people living and working in prison in combatting the spread of Covid-19.

New Popular Mechanics Article on an Incarcerated Individual's Huge Math Discovery

May 22, 2020 In the Press

For Popular Mechanics, Caroline Delbert reports on the inmate contributed to a new number theory paper.

Special Edition of "The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues" Focuses on COVID and Incarceration

May 13, 2020 JIE Updates

Monologues written and performed by playwrights and actors, based on the experiences of people impacted by the continued cruelty of criminalization and incarceration

Bernard E. Harcourt Publishes New Article on Cooperationism

May 13, 2020 In the Press

Too many of us in this country are still entranced by the myth of American individualism—the idea that we can go it alone and invent and create and build things by...