Issues: Correctional

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.

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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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Sen. Schneiderman on Prisoners and the 2010 Census

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman discusses pending legislation regarding how the U.S. Census counts inmates at upstate correctional institutions. Taped Jan. 25, 2010.

January 25, 2010
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Governor plans to close 3 more North Country prisons (2nd update)

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 19, 2010

ELIZABETHTOWN - Gov. David Paterson Tuesday announced a plan in his state budget to close four more prisons, including three in the North Country: in Moriah, Lyon Mountain and Ogdensburg.

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January 20, 2010
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PRESS REPUBLICAN EDITORIAL: Progress on cell coverage

January 20, 2010 03:25 am

The Adirondack Park Agency and cell companies, especially Verizon, deserve credit for the progress that has been made in cell coverage along the Adirondack Northway over the past couple of years.

January 20, 2010
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2 local prisons doomed

By LOHR McKINSTRYPress Republican Staff Writer

January 20, 2010 06:27 am

MORIAH — Prison staffs in Lyon Mountain and Moriah were shocked Tuesday to learn their facilities are now slated to close.

As part of sweeping budget cuts announced by Gov. David Paterson, Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility in Clinton County is expected to close January 2011, with Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility in Essex County to follow in April 2011.

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January 20, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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January 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Stachowski/Hoyt Propose Amendments to the Sexual Offender Management and Treatment Act

December 30, 2009

 Stachowski/Hoyt Propose Amendments to the Sexual Offender Management and Treatment Act New Law would prevent  paroled 100 year old sex offender from slipping through the cracks

December 30, 2009
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Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.

December 4, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Receives Prestigious Benjamin Ward Leadership Award

On November 4, 2009, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson was presented with the Benjamin Ward Leadership Award by the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc.  Benjamin Ward served with great distinction as the former Commissioner of both the NYS Department of Correctional Services and the NYC Police Department.

November 19, 2009
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Senators Hassell-Thompson and Sampson Call for Public Hearings To Address IOLA’s Funding Crisis

New York State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Senator John Sampson, Senate Majority Conference Leader are calling for public hearings regarding the financial crisis that the New York State Interest On Lawyer Account Fund (“IOLA”) is facing.  The IOLA Fund, in existence since 1983, is used as a means to provide additional financial support to civil legal service organizations.  The money is used to provide lawyers to indigent people in dire circumstances who need representation for foreclosure actions,

October 16, 2009
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Local officials rap camp re-use effort

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

GABRIELS — Local officials question how much effort the Department of Correctional Services put into marketing closed Camp Gabriels prison for re-use.

"I plan to find out how much marketing DOCS did," Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) told the Press-Republican.

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October 7, 2009
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No takers for Camp Gabriels

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 1, 2009  

GABRIELS - A reuse report released Thursday names two users who may still be interested but contains no suggested or planned reuse for former minimum-security prison Camp Gabriels.

Interested users can still inspect the facility, but the state Department of Correctional Services plans to file a certificate of abandonment with the state Office of General Services.

October 7, 2009
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No takers for Camp Gabriels

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 1, 2009  

GABRIELS - A reuse report released Thursday names two users who may still be interested but contains no suggested or planned reuse for former minimum-security prison Camp Gabriels.

Interested users can still inspect the facility, but the state Department of Correctional Services plans to file a certificate of abandonment with the state Office of General Services.

October 7, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES BUTLER PRISON TO STAY OPEN

Red Creek- Senator Nozzolio announced today that the New York State Department of Corrections has withdrawn its earlier decision to close the Butler Minimum Security Prison by October 1st of this year.

September 11, 2009
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