Issues: Correctional

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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Behind the Walls

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 27, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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A prison's fate keeps small town on edge

Adirondack community girds for economic impact of prison camp closure    By RICK KARLIN, Times Union Capitol bureau 

February 1, 2010
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Rally whoops up support for Moriah Shock

By LOHR McKINSTRYPress Republican Staff WriterJanuary 29, 2010 11:54 am

PORT HENRY — A support rally for the Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility drew hundreds of people and dozens of pledges to fight to keep the local shock camp open.

Speaker after speaker Thursday night pledged to fight Gov. David Paterson's plan to shutter Moriah Shock in 2011.

To read more click HERE.

February 1, 2010
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Moriah Shock employees, families gather, hope to help ‘Save Shock’

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 29, 2010    PORT HENRY - Due to recent changes in the drug law, more people are eligible for Shock incarceration in this state than ever before - which makes it all the more baffling to local officials why the state would choose to try to close one of the state's four shock facilities now.

To read more click HERE.

February 1, 2010
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February 1, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Rally for Ogdensburg Correctional: Aubertine Receives Standing Ovation

OGDENSBURG (January 29, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and a panel of union leaders, local and state officials met today with staff from the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and community members to rally support for the facility, which is slated for closure in the proposed executive budget.

Sen. Aubertine expressed his unqualified support for the workers and questioned the rationale used to even suggest closing the facility.

The Senator and other speakers stressed the following facts:

January 29, 2010
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January 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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January 28, 2010
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