prison http://wamc.org en 2/20/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/22014-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine Update<br />Drone report<br />NYS Solitary<br />Ex-Guard to Prison<br />Poor Church</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84237 at http://wamc.org 2/20/14 Panel Prison Closure Announcement Rankles Guard Union http://wamc.org/post/prison-closure-announcement-rankles-guard-union <p>Correction officers say they are still in “shock” that late on a July Friday, with very little advance warning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s prison agency announced the closure of four prisons within the next year. And they are asking the legislature to rescind the closures. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 70277 at http://wamc.org Prison Closure Announcement Rankles Guard Union Governor Patrick Praises Post Incarceration Program http://wamc.org/post/governor-patrick-praises-post-incarceration-program <p>A program that has reduced recidivism rates was praised today by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.&nbsp; The governor toured the program operated by the office of Hampden County Sheriff &nbsp;Michael Ashe.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Since 2007, the Hampden County Sheriff’s office has operated a one-stop center for newly released inmates. Located in a nondescript one- story brick building in a tough Springfield neighborhood, the center helps former inmates transition back into the community with a range of support services.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 68807 at http://wamc.org Governor Patrick Praises Post Incarceration Program NY expects further drop in prison inmates http://wamc.org/post/ny-expects-further-drop-prison-inmates <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials project the state's prisons will shed 1,000 more inmates over the next four years, partly because of relaxed drug laws.</p><p>That follows a 25 percent drop since 1999.</p><p>The inmate population is below 55,000 after peaking at more than 72,000 in 1999 under the harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:46:53 +0000 Associated Press 56624 at http://wamc.org NY expects further drop in prison inmates MA Man with Terrorism Ties Sentenced to 17 ½ Years in Prison http://wamc.org/post/ma-man-terrorism-ties-sentenced-17-years-prison <p>A Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida has been sentenced by a federal judge in Boston to 17 and a half years in prison. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:25:38 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36727 at http://wamc.org MA Man with Terrorism Ties Sentenced to 17 ½ Years in Prison