New York Correctional Association

New York News
12:47 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Advocates Hope To Keep Young People Out Of Adult Court

Raise the Age NY is a public awareness campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18
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Each year in New York, more than 45,000 16-and 17-year-olds are arrested and face the possibility of prosecution as adults in criminal court. If convicted, these juveniles are housed in adult jails and prisons, which advocates and some in state government want to change.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

The Proposed Closure of Beacon Correctional Causes Concerns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two correctional facilities. One is in the Hudson Valley, and it’s the state’s only minimum security prison for women. And now there is concern about what will happen to the programs available to these women.

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