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Group That Reviews New York Prisons Discusses Reports Of Clinton Correctional Abuse

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71 inmates have filed complaints with Prisoners Legal Services alleging violent retribution by corrections officers at Clinton Correctional facility during and in the wake of the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat.  The revelations by the New York Times have shocked many people.  The Correctional Association of New York is the only group that has statutory authority under New York state law to enter prisons to monitor conditions. It then reports back to the legislature and public.  Itslatest report on the Dannemora prison reviewing 2012 to 2014 notes that “…the facility continues to be plagued by violence and staff brutality at a level that is among the worst of DOCCS prisons.” Jack Beck is the Correctional Association Director of Prison Visiting Project. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that the latest reports of aggressive acts against the inmates are part of a consistent pattern at the northern New York prison.

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