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This week, Governor Cuomo outlined his FY2019 New York State Budget.

GOVERNOR’S PROPOSALS
  • Governor’s full budget presentation (online video) – available here
  • Governor’s full FY 2019 Executive Budget Briefing Book and executive budget legislation
  • Criminal Justice Reform Package: Check out this link to the Article VII bill that includes the criminal justice reform package, including bail, speedy trial, and discovery legislative language (bail on pages 19-52, speedy trial on pages 8-18, discovery on pages 52-82). This Article VII Memorandum in Support has brief summaries of these bills on pages 6-10.

Veteran’s Behind Bars

By MICHAEL HILL 1/11/18

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through problems they often share, such as substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder.

No One is Safe..smh

Rikers Guards Are Allegedly Sexually Abusing Visitors In Bathrooms!

In an effort to avoid newly-installed surveillance cameras in search areas, Rikers Island correctional officers take female visitors to nearby bathrooms to strip-search them, according to several women and a new report by the Jails Action Coalition.  Five women have now filed notices of claim (which signal an intention to sue the city) with the city’s comptroller over their treatment in Rikers bathrooms, alleging that correctional officers sexually abused them.