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Survivors of Attica Uprising Happy with Settlement

Survivors of the Attica Prison uprising and the families of Attica victims say they've gotten nearly everything they wanted in a settlement offered by Governor George Pataki. Members of the group "Forgotten Victims of Attica" spoke at a meeting in Batavia yesterday, saying the agreement largely brings to a close what they call "one of the most disgraceful chapters in American prison history." Bud Lowell reports.  Go to full article

North Country Prisons to Lose 148 Jobs

The director of New York's state prisons says he'll move forward with a plan to cut the number of corrections officers. Commissioner Glenn Goord says nearly 150 jobs will be "down-sized" at three prisons in the north country. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Mandatory Sex Offender Therapy Ends in NY Prisons

On Thursday, New York's state prisons shut down a major counseling program for sex offenders. The move follows a court ruling that the program violated prisoner's constitutional rights by forcing them to disclose all past sexual offenses. As Brian Mann reports, prison officials have penalized thousands of inmates for failing to comply.  Go to full article

North Country Prison Guards Face Tough Choices

Communities in the North Country are bracing for a round of job cuts that could force more than 160 corrections officers to transfer out of the region. State prisons in Cape Vincent, Watertown, and Ogdensburg are expected to lose jobs. A minimum security facility in Saratoga County is expected to close altogether after the state budget is approved this spring. Brian Mann spoke with Richard Harcrow, head of NYSCOPBA, the prison guards' union. Harcrow is on the road, talking with officers who may have to leave home to find work.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Challenge Pataki's Prison Plan

At a legislative budget hearing, State Prisons Commissioner Glen Goord defended a proposal by Governor Pataki's Administration to close three prisons. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

North Country Loses More Prison Jobs

State prison officials plan to cut more than 150 jobs in the north country. Corrections officers and civilian staff will be reduced at prisons in Watertown, Cape Vincent, and Ogdensburg. As Brian Mann reports, the downsizing comes as the state faces a five-billion dollar budget gap and a shrinking inmate population.  Go to full article

North Country Loses More Prison Jobs

State prison officials plan to cut more than 150 jobs in the north country. Corrections officers and civilian staff will be reduced at prisons in Watertown, Cape Vincent, and Ogdensburg. As Brian Mann reports, the downsizing comes as the state faces a five-billion dollar budget gap and a shrinking inmate population.  Go to full article

State Prison Officials Say Counties Paying Less

State prison officials say they're doing their part to save counties money -- by cutting the number of "state ready" inmates sitting in local jails. The number of prisoners waiting for a spot in state prison has fallen by 96 percent -- saving counties hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Apparent Prisoner Suicides at Dannemora Investigated

State prison officials say they're investigating three apparent suicides at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The three deaths at the maximum security prison occurred in the last two months--with the most recent case on Monday morning. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Prison Brawls At Comstock In Washington County

Inmate brawls at Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock continued for a second day on Tuesday. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that a fight on Monday included more than twenty inmates. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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