CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Brooklyn, NY   |  www.correctionalassociation.org

Mission

For 175 years, CANY has been the only independent organization in New York with authority under state law to monitor prisons and report our findings to the legislature and the broader public. In addition to carrying out this unique mandate through onsite prison monitoring visits, we confidentially communicate with incarcerated people about their experiences through the mail, one-on-one interviews, and collect phone calls. Our access creates a platform for people inside prison to participate in and shape the public debate.

Ruling year info

1961

Executive Director

Jennifer Scaife

Main address

Post Office Box 793

Brooklyn, NY 11207 USA

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EIN

13-5562324

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We urge the public to fundamentally rethink the nature and purpose of incarceration. In our vision, the criminal justice system no longer targets African Americans and other people of color through mass incarceration. Far fewer people are incarcerated and for shorter periods of time. Meaningful opportunities for restorative justice and personal development replace rote programming and exploitative work assignments. And corrections professionals recognize that protecting the humanity of incarcerated people is the only way to ensure the health and wellbeing of the people who live and work inside. We imagine a future in which prisons are nothing like we know them today.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Oversight of New York State Prisons

Our goal is to use our unique access to promote true transparency and accountability. We create a platform for those most affected to directly share their experiences; we document and disseminate information about system trends; and we advocate for reform at individual prisons and at the system level.

There are nearly 50,000 people incarcerated in 54 prisons across New York State. To provide effective oversight of this large and complex system, we track key issues of concern and analyze trends through onsite prison monitoring visits, intensive data collection, and communication with people in prison. We work through coalitions and with other advocacy partners to advance an array of proposed solutions, from draft legislation to recommended practice shifts in specific facilities.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to use our unique access to promote true transparency and accountability. We create a platform for those most affected to directly share their experiences; we document and disseminate information about system trends; and we advocate for reform at individual prisons and at the system level.

There are nearly 50,000 people incarcerated in 54 prisons across New York State. To provide effective oversight of this large and complex system, we track key issues of concern and analyze trends through onsite prison monitoring visits, intensive data collection, and communication with people in prison. We work through coalitions and with other advocacy partners to advance an array of proposed solutions, from draft legislation to recommended practice shifts in specific facilities.

Our oversight is driven by issues identified by people in prison. These issues fall into three broad categories: dignity, health, and legitimacy.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
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Board chair

David Bell

David Bell

Richard Foudy

Stephen Phelps

Peter Swords

Martha King

Kenneth Henderson

Ken Miller

William Snipes

Wesley Caines

Michelle Daniel

Arti Finn

Alan Murray

Jay Wardle

Jessica Charles

Melissa Beck

William vanden Heuvel

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William vanden Heuvel

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No