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Anatomy of a Riot

Latest Issue of the Pro Se Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 3

State Found Liable For Confining Clamant Beyond SHU Expiration Date The SARA Leads to the Creation of Non-Conforming RTF's,  Pro Se Practice: A Prisoner's Right to Visit with His or Her Children, Pro Se Victories!
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PLS Executive Director Voices Concern Over Clinton Lockdown

June 15, 2015

Concern for the Men Still Behind Bars as Lockdown Continues, Michael Winerip, New York Times, June 14, 2015   For…

PLS Executive Director Speaks Out on Clinton Escape

June 15, 2015

Notoriety and Scorn Shadow Clinton Prison, Michael Winerip, New York Times, June 7, 2015 The two men who escaped the Clinton…

Video About Incarcerated New Yorkers

February 3, 2015

Sam Ferrone, a 14-year old, made a video about incarcerated New Yorkers for a school project. He interviewed advocates and…

NYS Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urges Reformation of Solitary Confinement in NY

January 26, 2015

In December 2014, the NY State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, issued a scathing indictment of…