Issues: Correctional

TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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Senator Golden at Prison Rally

Click on this link to listen to Senator Golden speak at a rally to keep the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility opened.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Statement on $800,000 for Trailers at Five Points Correctional Facility

The following is a response from Senator Robach regarding Governor Paterson's call to spend almost $800,000 on trailers to be used for conjugal and family visits at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County. "Spending almost one million in tax payer dollars on something like this is offensive to working f...amilies, who are struggling during these challenging economic times. I refuse to support such wasteful spending of the people's money."

March 24, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Stands Up For OCF, Upstate Correctional Facilities

Sen. Aubertine and OCF Task Force Chairman and Ogdensburg Journal Editor and Publisher Charles W. Kelly

ALBANY (March 23, 2010)--State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that while the Senate's budget proposal would protect the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility from closing now and into the future, this important news is not the end of our fight to save the facility from closure.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Aubertine: Senate Budget Proposal Would Save OCF

Budget resolution released today includes language to restore facility, 287 jobs

March 22, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Governor Paterson Eliminate Funding For Five Points Conjugal Visit Trailers

Romulus- State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted Governor Paterson for an appropriation in his Executive Budget authorizing Five Points Correctional Facility to spend nearly $ 800,000.00 on 2 double-wide trailers to be used for conjugal visits for inmates incarcerated at Five Points.

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, March 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

March 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency Examines Spending at Department of Correctional Services

Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair:    Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Forum:    To examine spending at the Department of Correctional ServicesPlace:    Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime:    12:30 – 2:30 P.M.Contact:    Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact:    Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Sen. Aubertine Joins 2,000 to Support Ogdensburg Correctional Facility

OGDENSBURG (March 12, 2010)--State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined community leaders and about 2,000 concerned citizens to show support the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, which Gov. David Paterson slated for closure in his proposed budget.

March 12, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, March 15, 2010 Room 612 LOB

March 15, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Parole Supervision: Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions for Parolees

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and CorrectionChair: Senator Ruth Hassell-ThompsonPublic Hearing: Parole Supervision: Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions for ParoleesPlace: State Capitol Building, Room 124, Albany, New YorkTime: 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Jackie Jenkins-Cox (518) 455-2061Media Contact: Marianne Reilly (518) 455-2061ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections Calls for Public Hearings on Policies of the Division of State Parole

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Crime, Crime Victims and Corrections today announced that she will convene a public hearing on the issues raised in the case of Howard Tucker, a 37-year-old parolee released by the Division of Parole who was shot to death by Albany police on February 16th following a traffic stop.  

March 4, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Transportation, Agriculture And Parole Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 15 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Racing and Wagering Board, Board of Parole, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Advisory Council on Agriculture, Transportation, State Insurance Fund, and Finance.

 

February 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, February 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Public Protection

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on funding for public protection and keeping our communities safe. When: Monday, February 8 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Office of Court Administration,  Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative JudgeNYS Office of Home Land Security, Thomas Donlon, Director

February 8, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Behind the Walls: WBAI Radio 99.5 FM

This is the new email address behindthewalls2010@gmail.com for Bill's WBAI Program "Behind The Walls." All communications with the program or Prison issues should be forwarded to this address. I will forward a copy of the first show from last Saturday, Jan. 30th. tomorrow. The next show will be February 27, 2010 at 11 AM on WBAI, 99.5 FM Radio.

February 4, 2010
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