New York State Archive

  • The Correction (Sept-Oct events)

    John Brown Lives! is sponsoring several events this fall that open up conversation about the 40-year impact of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  The organization is based in New York’s North Country (where the Department of Correctional Services is a major employer and where several NYS […]

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  • Prison Public Memory Project

    “The Prison Public Memory Project uses history, dialogue, the arts and technology to build public memory and safe spaces where people from all walks of life can come together to engage in conversation and learning about the complex and contested role of prisons in communities […]

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  • Milk Not Jails

    Read about an upstate-downstate grassroots alliance seeking to improve communities urban and rural communities… through dairy agriculture. Tanisia Morris, “Greene Hill Food Co-op Sells Prison Reform,” The Local: Fort Green / Clinton Hill. February, 11, 2013. The Greene Hill Food Co-op on Putnam Avenue […]

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  • NYT – Top Judge Says Bail in New York Isn’t Safe or Fair

    The New York Times Reports that in his annual State of the Judiciary address in Albany, Cheif Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Jonathan Lippman argued “that the bail system was stacked against those accused of minor crimes, keeping them in jail at great personal hardship and […]

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  • The Legacy And Future Of Mass Incarceration – NPR and North Country Public Radio

    Forty years ago, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller launched his campaign for what came to be known as the Rockefeller drug laws. Rockefeller wanted tough prison sentences, even for low-level drug dealers and addicts. It was an idea that quickly spread, influencing state and Federal […]

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