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Finding Aid for the
NEW YORK STATE COALITION FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

RECORDS, 1971-1986
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Finding Aid Compiled by
Claudia Miranda
May 1995
Brian Keough
September 1996
Dan Jackson
December 1996







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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

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New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice
Administrative History

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The New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice, Center for Justice Education, Inc. was founded in 1974 in Rochester, New York as the New York State Committee for Criminal Justice. It adopted the name New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice later in 1974. In the early 1970's a number of Rochester community leaders became concerned about "the effectiveness and fairness of local criminal justice operations", specifically focusing their concerns on police brutality, court procedures, and jail conditions. They formed the Task Force on the Courts under the leadership of Church Women United. In early 1972, Rochester's Judicial Process Commission (RJPC), lead by Virginia Mackey and Carolyn Micklem, was created under the auspices of the Genesee Ecumenical Ministry. The RJPC won considerable state and national recognition for its work.

Following the suppression of the Attica prison uprising in 1971, the Judicial Process Commission (JPC) initiated a state wide assessment of the underlying causes of the Attica tragedy. The JPC established ties with the lobbyists of statewide organizations such as the Urban Coalition, Community Service Society, the Citizen's Union, the New York State Council of Churches, and other groups forming the New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice. The Coalition's mission was to increase New York State citizens knowledge and understanding of the laws, structure, policies and practices of the criminal justice system. In addition, the Coalition advocated alternative correctional policy choices, and devised and coordinated strategies to improve the quality of criminal justice in New York State. The Coalition for Criminal Justice formed the Rapid Communication Network in 1975, to inform and mobilize public opinion on issues related to criminal justice. The RCN relays weekly information from Albany to satellite networks spread across the state. The chair person of the coalition was also the head of the network, and held satellite training conferences for the various coordinators and policy committee members.

The New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice is governed by a Board of Directors, who determine the nature and content of the coalition's programs. Board Members are appointed by incorporators, on a two year basis and members may be reelected for a succeeding two years. The board passes motions by majority vote, and consists of no fewer than seven members, but no more than nine. The board appoints a President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer who serve one term and carry out the work of the coalition. The Board of Directors may also form committees when necessary. Day to day operations are carried out by a paid director, first appointed in 1976. The first paid director of the coalition was Irene Jackson. There are two yearly meetings of the board, and one of the membership.

The programs and policies of the organization are established by the Board of Directors. Thereare three classes of directors, elected by all voting members, directors elected by caucuses, and directors selected by sustaining organizational members. In all, the Board includes twenty-five members with one year terms. Officers of the Board of Directors included chairperson (president), vice chairperson (vice president), director (chief administrator), secretary, and treasurer. The chairperson of the board appoints the chairs of committees. Several committees were created including, the nominations committee, membership, finance and fund raising, legislative, personnel, executive, and the policy committee which was the most important committee.

Membership by application is open to all individuals and organizations with a proven interest in supporting the principles of the organization, and who pay the dues set by the Board of Directors. ["Background History the New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice,]. The organization has four classes of membership, individual membership, supporting organization membership, which includes any organization providing significant financial support, organizational membership, which includes any organization supporting the reform of the criminal justice system, and last, an associate member, that is someone whose membership may cause a conflict of interest. All members had one vote, except the associate members who had none. The initial location of the organization was 362 State Street, but in 1978 it moved to the First Presbyterian Church within walking distance of the capitol.

Prominent organizational leaders included the first Chair Person/Director & Coordinator Irene Jackson 1976-82, Administrative Assistant/Assistant Director (1978-82) and Interim Director (1982-83) Diane Geary, Director Richard V. Avant, 1983, and Executive Director Van Zwisohn, 1984-, Policy Committee Chairs Camille Smith (1978-79) and Douglas McDonald (1979-80), and Good-Time Project Coordinator (1981-82) Planning and Legislative Coordinator (1982-83) and Assistant Director (1983) Peter Pollack.

Funding of the organization was provided through membership fee's, gifts from member organizations, and a grant from the New York Council of Churches.


New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice
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Formed in reaction to the Rockefeller Administration's crack-down following the Attica Prison riot, the New York State Coalition For Criminal Justice primary mission was to reform what it regarded as an excessively harsh criminal justice system in New York. It carried out that mission by lobbying the New York State Legislature and the State departments involved in the criminal justice system. The Coalition sought to bring public pressure for change to bear on the Legislature and State departments by forming (January 1975) a Rapid Communication Network as a mechanism to develop a state wide letter writing campaign. Among the records of the Coalition is documentation relating to Coalition's involvement in major issues of criminal justice reform such as the reach of the criminal law, length of sentences set by the legislature, court functions including bail and preventive detention issues, jails, prisons, probation, parole (see the Good Time Survey and initiative of 1981), ax-offenders services, victims, and families of offenders. While the a few items in the records date from the early seventies and also cover the period 1985-86, the overwhelming bulk of the records cover the period 1975-1884.

The Coalition was hostile to Governor Cuomo attempts to expand the prison system in New York and consequently there is considerable documentation relating to the Coalition's 1981 campaign to block the Prison Bond Issue. There is also considerable documentation of the Coalition's 1970's and 1980's campaign against the reinstitution of the death penalty in New York between 1979 and 1984. Initially, the Coalition sought reform by lobbying the New York State Legislature. Following a flurry of legislative criminal justice reform activity in 1975 and 1976, that forum for positive change narrowed considerably and it became clear that although legislative reform would always be a key Coalition goal, the Coalition needed to change its focus and work to reform the administration of justice by focusing its energies on New York State agencies as Department of Corrections and the Division of Parole. There is considerable documentation regarding the Coalitions involvement with those agencies.

The broad interest of the Coalition can be seen in its monthly newsletter, Updates and in the Annual Meetings of the Coalition as well as the Director's Administrative files. Contained in the records are the original survey forms and the data compiled as a result of the 1981 "Good Time Survey" of prison staff and inmate attitudes toward the granting of early release or parole to inmates for good behavior. There is also information on programs established as alternatives to incarceration in 1975-80. The Coalition's monitoring of proposed bills relating to criminal justice and lobbied for changes in the wording of the bills is fully documented in the records. Among the bills found in the legislative files are bill jackets with suggestions for changes in language relating to criminal procedure laws, correctional law, and the penal law.


New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice
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Series 1: Coalition Administration Files, 1975-1984, 5.33 cubic ft.

The series is the main correspondence/subject file of the CCJ. It contains the correspondence, 1976-82, predominantly of CCJ Chair/Director & Coordinator Irene Jackson, 1976-82. To a lesser degree of Diane Geary, CCJ Administrative Assistant/Assistant Director 1979-82, and Interim Director 1982-83; Director Richard V. Avant, 1983; Executive Director Van Zwishohn, 1984; Good Time Project coordinator, 1981-82, Planning and Legislative Coordinator 1982-83, and Assistant Director Peter Pollack, 1982-83; his successor as legislative coordinator Sandra Mitchell, 1983-84, mostly with the New York State Commission of Corrections. Also includes correspondence with Senator Marino, Coalition members, the Department of Correctional Services, the Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation (Greater Upstate Law Project), the Medical Society N.Y. State, the Council of Churches, the Creative Communications Committee of Green Haven, Prison Families Anonymous, INC., the Prison Outreach and Prevention Program, the Osborne Association, INC., the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Volunteer Attorney Service Teams for N.Y. State Prisons, Amnesty International, Prison Research Education Actions Project, Westchester Alliance, Prisoner's Accelerated Creative Exposure, INC., Prisoner Rehabilitation, INC., Full Step, INC., and the Fortune Society. The correspondence documents the mission of the organization, which is reforming the state's criminal justice system by educating citizens about the law. To improve the quality of the system, the CCJ advocates alternatives to the traditional criminal justice policy of incarceration. These alternatives include bail reform, sentencing reform, good time reform, second felony offender laws, redirecting correctional resources from prisons to community programs, expansion of the state temporary release program, victim restitution programs, community dispute resolution programs, and fighting against the death penalty and prison expansion. Other materials include: a December 29, 1981 draft article by Irene Jackson on the history, personnel & responsibilities, and programs of the Coalition financial/budget records, legal grants manuals, Good-Time reform project information, membership lists 1979-80/82, prisoners legal services of N.Y. employee list 1981, judicial process committee membership list 1980, minority business directory, and lists of alternative programs. Series also contains photographs from supersession, training weekend, and Coalition staff. Cassette tapes contain audio from Community Correction Conference.

Series 2: Coalition Meetings File, 1975-1983, .67 cubic ft.

Contains the records of the Coalition's annual meetings, and special meetings on topics of interest to criminal justice reformers organized by the Coalition. The series also contains statements of goals and purpose, minutes, agendas, by-laws, proposed amendments to the by-laws, strategy suggestions, and several questionnaires directed for committee members. Also included are lists of organizations by caucuses in geographic regions, lists of the individuals in the different caucuses, and attendance at meetings. Notes of the executive and policy committee are available, they mainly include discussion of sub-committees work, and confirming new policies. The file also contains information on the Coalition's 1979 SuperSession, a two day agenda devoted to a discussion of topics such as good time, temporary release, and the death penalty. Super Sessions were also held in 1980 and 1981, where the main topics were inappropriate confinement and community corrections. Series also contains cassette tapes of panel questions from March 22-23, 1982, "Managing the Crisis: Population Policy."

Series 3: Funding Files, 1976-1982, .67 cubic ft.

Included is a financial report for the fiscal year 1977-79, and a proposal for training the Coalition's satellites to become more effective 1979. Known funding agents include the Albany Focus Churches Task Force, the Albany Rotary Club. Community service society, New York State Catholic Conference, United Methodist Women, the Judicial Process Commission, United Presbyterian Women, and by far the greatest funding support was received from the New York State Council of Churches. Membership dues was also added to funding. Also found is a 1976 grant proposal by the coalition for an education program in criminal justice for citizens, elected officials, and administrators, a 1977 supplement is also included. Also present are Funding requirement updates 1978-79 and a progress report to the New York State Council of Churches. Grant request/proposal samples from the coalition to several possible funding organizations, donations and paid membership dues listings for 1981 -82 can also be found.

Series 4: New York State Commission of Corrections, 1975-1983, 1.0 cubic ft.

The file consists of documents received by the Coalition from the New York State Commission On Corrections. Founded in 1895, the commission is charged in its legislative mandate with general oversight responsibilities for the jails, prisons, and lockups located in New York State. The series includes information on the commission, its purpose, goals, and officials. Many reports are included starting with Commissioner Coughlin's report to the Correctional Association of N.Y. 1982 in which he characterizes the association's report as irresponsible; the final report of the special Attica investigation 1975; the Judicial Process Commission report on Attica 1976; and the State Commission of Correction staff report concerning the abuse of authority at the Attica correctional facility 1977. The series also includes audit reports on rehabilitation programs for 1973/78, restitution reports and a comparative study of cost of service delivery between N.Y., California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Other Commission on Corrections' reports include those on the overcrowding of jails 1980/82; on prison alternatives 1981/82; and on prison health maintenance 1979/80. Guidelines for minimum standards and regulations for management of county jails and penitentiaries can also be found in the collection. These standards concern visitations, correspondence, security and supervision, hygiene, medical, access to media, legal services, physical restraint, maximum prisoner capacity, fire safety, staffing requirements, overcrowding, lock ins, recreation, religion, access to courts, telephone calls, and packages.

Series 5: Correctional Facilities File, 1975-1981, .67 cubic ft.

Included is correspondence between the Coalition and prisoners. Prisoner correspondence concerns membership information, coalition updates, access to legal bills, references to other organizations, and asking of employment agencies able to help them after their time is served. The series also contains official prison descriptions of the facilities and its activities. Access to this series is restricted

Series 6: Division of Parole, 1973-1983, .33 cubic ft.

The file consists primarily of correspondence and reports received from the Division of Parole. Included is the National Survey of Good-Time Laws And Administrative Procedures for 1973, which was distributed by the Research and Development Division of the Texas Department of Corrections, along with Uniform Parole reports summary tables from 1974 for male prisoners. A list of the 1975 New York State Parole Board members can be found, including salaries and term expirations. In addition, tables of probation information for 1974 are included. Also found is the forty-seventh annual report of the Board of Parole of the Department of Correctional Services for the year of 1976, this report includes such topics as rules and regulations, types of sentences, methods/basis of release, violation of parole and hearings. In addition a report from the Task Force on Criminal Sentencing which discusses fair and certain punishment is available for 1976.

In Albany on October of 1977 a hearing was held on the subject of standards and goals of the criminal justice system, in which many organizations testified. These reports are included and are as follows, the Delphi Report 1977, a report from the Town of Horseheads Youth Bureau addressing Juvenile Justice standards and Goals 1977, a "Philosophy of Sanctions" paper written by the New York State Standards for Sentencing in 1977, testimony given by the New York State Council of Churches and a report of the presentation made by the Metropolitan Police and the Nassau County at the hearing. A general commentary of the role of the parole board is also included. A preliminary draft of the standards and goals are included. Other reports that can be found are the New York State Department of Correctional Services temporary release program discussing rules and regulations 1977, and the New York State Division of Parole Annual Statistical Report for 1977,1978 and a revised guidelines application manual for 1979. A report on an overview of options in reducing prison crowding for 1981 is included, a New York State Division of youth policy and procedures manual 1982, a New York State Parole handbook 1980, and correspondence between Peter Pollack and those who helped him with the development of the good time reform project 1981-82. Finally a computerized code listing of parole denials for 1980 can be found.

Series 7: Department of Correctional Services Files, 1972-1983, .67 cubic ft.

The Division of Correctional Services is responsible for the care, custody, and rehabilitation of all offenders sentenced to its institutions. Included for the division of correctional services is a summary of appropriations and estimated expenditures for 1977, and a budget for 1980. Administrative bulletins can be found concerning such topics as work release, temporary release program violators, leave of absence and furlough 1972-74. Also included are several Correctional services procedure directives concerning the inmate liaison committee, affirmative action, research studies and surveys, minimum provisions for health and morale, inmate group activities and organizations, and human rights complaints. Also found are inspection reports concerning fire and housing for the Elmira correctional center 1980-82, inmate grievance mechanisms and case records 1975-76.

The correspondence of Richard Hongisto, acting commissioner for 1978, can be found along with a statement report concerning his plans and concerns for the criminal justice system which he addressed to the senate crime and correction committee 1979. Also included are legislative status sheets for 1979, and Prison security and staffing statistics for all prisons from Albion to Woodbourne for 1969-76. From the office of program planning, evaluation and research, reports can be found concerning five year release programs 1975, the second felony offender sentencing act 1973-74, delinquency and return rates 1976, and parole violators 1976. A rule book addressing inmate rules, penalties and outline of procedures for 1975 can also be found along with an employees handbook. Finally brochures on staying out of prison programs for 1982 are present, and temporary release program outlines, including regulations, reports and agreements for 1978-81.

Also, the series contains information on prison expansion debate, such as the Joint Legislative Committee Hearing, reports, tables, statistics, and surveys 1980-82 and statistics on inmate population in New York State prisons.

Series 8: Good-Time Survey, 1981, 1.33 cubic ft.

Contains the Coalition's Good-Time survey given to prison staff and inmates, computer print outs of survey coding, and miscellaneous notes of Peter Pollack concerning the survey. The Good-Time survey established prison staff and inmate attitudes toward the granting of early release or parole to inmates for good behavior. 642 completed surveys are also in the series but are being considered for destruction.

Series 9: Issues File, 1971-1984, 3.33 cubic ft.

The Issues Files were created by the CCJ to collect background information on subjects related to criminal justice reform. The series contains correspondence between Thomas A. Coughlin, Commissioner, and all the New York State central office and facility staff concerning new affirmative action plans. Included are the Commissioners remarks presented to the Assembly Sub-Committee on Affirmative Action in 1980. Also present is information on programs established as alternatives to incarceration 1975-80, the Attica prisoners 28 demands/convict proposals, along with the correctional guards Union 82 list of demands, and the papers on the legal aftermath of the Attica uprising, mainly concerning the Attica legal defense fund. Also available are newsletters of EUI, [Ending Unnecessary Imprisonment] in New York State, citizen participation (how to) papers, and Christian statements concerning the criminal justice system. A Corrections Information Series for jail classification can also be found concerning background information, court decisions, ACA standards, and examples of classification systems for small, medium, and large prisons. Several other reports can be found on issues such as "Community Alternatives to Maximum Security" 1974-75, a "Proposal to Repeal New York's Second Felony Offender Law", "Philosophies of Punishment and Correction," "Fines: An Inquiry Into The Use of Fines As an Alternative to Incarceration", "Probation Subsidy", and a summary of the New York State YWCA Intervention Program sponsored by the New York State Commission of Correction. Information related to the expansion of prisons and the prison bond issue intended to fund the expansion including Gov. Plans 1980-81, Coalition responses and alternatives 1978-82, Committee hearings 1982, testimony by Coalition members 1981 -82.

Reports by the Full Step INC. program are also in the series. They address topics of utilization of private sector community correctional organizations, the study of federally sponsored ax-offender community based programs, and the creation of a temporary state commission on transitional services to ax-offenders 1980. Community Correction Acts are included for New York State, 1978, Oregon, 1979, Minnesota, 1973, and Kansas, 1980. These reports also concern community dispute resolution programs in New York State, and information on community service sentences. An important Senate hearing paper can be found concerning Court Consolidation and Appointment vs. Election of Judges. A list of names of those sentenced to execution from the period of 1890-1963 is included along with the crime committed, following is information on the use of the death penalty. Drinking and driving in New York State is also addressed in several reports found in the series, as well as an agenda for the Elderly Criminal Offenders Conference held in 1982. Also found is information from the National Coalition for Jail Reform on inappropriate confinement and information about the creation of Jaycee (Junior Chamber of Commerce) chapters in prisons. The Jaycees are a national leadership training organization for young business men and women. Files on juvenile justice issues can be found mainly concerning youth rights. Other files relate to reducing prison crowding, prison bond folders containing newspaper clippings, prison population planning, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, sentencing reform, and sex offender programs.

Series 10: Legislation File, 1963-1986, 1.67 cubic ft.

This series contains analysis of N.Y. State legislation bills by coalition staff and decisions to support or oppose a bill. The series also contains bill monitoring in the assembly and senate 1983-84, along with bill reporting forms. Many Assembly and Senate bills, along with bill calendars/index can also be found for 1983-84. Paperwork on opposition to the death penalty for the years of 1979-84 are also present, lists of Assembly and Senate leaders stating their position on the death penalty, and the 1984 State of the State Message given by Mario M. Cuomo. Insanity defense paperwork by the New York Defenders Association, INC. can be found, along with memorandums of support for several different bills concerning such topics as acts to amend the criminal procedure laws, correctional law, and the penal law etc. The series contains proposed legislation concerning Parole, Permitting Prisoners Serving Life Sentences To Marry, Pre-trial Detention, Probation, Sealing Misdemeanor Records, Victim Compensation Laws, Marijuana Reform, Prison Construction, and Programs For Released Prisoners.

Series 11: Publications File, 1976-1985, .67 cubic ft.

The series contains Updates, 1976-83, the Coalition's publication which relayed new information through the Rapid Communication Network to all the satellites. Series also includes publications relating to Criminal Justice reform published by the Coalition as well as other organizations, such as A Children's Defense Fund for 1984-85, The Defender 1979-83, the newsletter of the New York State Defenders Association, Justicia, the newsletter of the Judicial Process Commission 1979-80, and Ways & Means a reporter on Innovative Approaches to State and Local Government. Also included is the publication of Thursday's Obligation, this was distributed by Jail Ministry, and a second religious publication, United was the news and information by the Christians United in Mission INC. The series also contained Correctional Services News (1980-81) and Fortune News (1980-81).


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Series 1: Coalition Administration, 1975-1984

Box 1

Access, Disabled Persons Access To Churches, 1981
Alternatives To Incarceration, 1975- 1982
American Friends Service Committee, 1982
Amnesty International, 1981 - 1982
Anchor Association, 1980
Attica Clemency Legislation
Benjamin v. Malcolm, 1981
Bureau of Records, Distribution of Inmates in New York State Prisons, 1979-81
Carey, Hugh, Press Releases on Clemency and other Bills, 1976-81
Christians United In Mission, INC., 1981-82
Citizens Committee On Prison Overcrowding' 1981

Box 2

CCJ Annual Report, 1980-81
CCJ Budget & finance, 1976- 1980
CCJ Constitution, By-Laws, Guidelines, & History, 1980-84
CCJ Director's reports, 1977-1982
CCJ Filing System, 1982
CCJ Finance - Cash reserve reports, 1981
CCJ Finance - Cash reserve reports, 1982
CCJ Finances: New York State Council of Churches

Box 3

CCJ Financial reports, 1978-86
CCJ Meetings, Minutes, and Membership, 1976-79
CCJ Policy Committee Meetings, 1981-82
CCJ Policy Committee Members, 1976-1980

Box 4

CCJ policy recommendations, 1976-79, 1980
CCJ Survey Questionnaire, 1982
CCJ Supersession photographs (5 folders), 1979-80
CCJ Training weekend photographs (2 folders), 1979
Computer run, 1981 -82
Conferences attended (folder 1), 1978/79,1980/81
Conferences attended (folder 2), 1980/81

Box 5

Conferences attended (folder 3), 1981/82
Correctional Association Of New York, 1979-82
Correctional Services News, 1980-81
Correspondence, Misc., 1980-83
Correspondence to Gov. Carey, 1977-82
Correspondence, 1976-1979
 Topics include policy recommendations, standards and goals, correctional facilities,
  incarceration options, inmate medical care, Good-time law, prison population
 reduction, inmate visitation, clemency, and the Task force for Humanity in Criminal Justice

Box 6

Correspondence, 1980-84
  Includes a draft article by Irene Jackson on the history, personneland
 their functions, and programs of the Coalition and Pollack and Jackson
 pictures.
Coalition staff photographs, 1978-80
Crime and Its Victims, 1975
Cuomo, Mario, 1980-82
Death penalty - Resource Organization, 1982/83
Death penalty - Contact Lists, 1978, 1980
Department Of Correctional Services, 1979-81

Box 7

Division Of Probation, 1978-82
Drinking And Driving, 1980
Educational Designs For Justice, 1981
Fortune News, 1980-81

Box 8

Format Samples, 1979, 1980/82
Full Step, INC., 1979-81
"Good-Time" Project, 1979, 1980-83
"Good-Time" Project, 1981-82
Go To Jail Task Force, 1978-79
Gun Control, 1980
Hospitality House, 1970-71

Box 9

Institutions, Etc., 1980-81
Jails-Overcrowding, Suicides, Classification of Inmates, 1977-82
Judicial Process Commission, 1980-81
Justicia, 1980-81
Life Without Parole, 1980
Legislative Action Committee Program, 1977-78, 1980, 1981-84
Membership Drive, 1979, 1980-81
Membership Dues Mailing List, 1981 -82

Box 10

Minority Business Directory, 1983
Miscellaneous forms, 1978
Nassau Coalition For Safety And Justice, 1980-82
National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 1979-81
New Police Corps, 1982
National Movement To Boycott Crime, INC. 1982
Network Program, 1981 -82
NYS Association Of Counties, 1980-82
NYS Catholic Conference, 1981
NYS Council Of Churches, 1979-84

Box 11

NYS Council On Children And Families, 1981
NYS Criminal Justice Agency, 1980
NYS Defenders Association, 1981-82
NYS Division For Youth, 1981 -82
NYS Freedom Of Information Laws, 1978-80
NYS Higher Education Committee, 1982
NYS Impact Network, 1981
NYS Jail Task Force, 1980
NYS Prisons, 1981 -82
NYS Probation Officers Association, INC., 1982-83
NYS Assembly Task Force On Crime Victims, 1982
NY Women In Criminal Justice INC., 1982-83
Office Expenses, 1978-79, 1981
Originals of XEROXED Material, 1979, 1980-82
Personnel: Asst. Director Diane Geary, 1979
Personnel: Director Irene Jackson, 1977/79, 1982
Personnel: Former Employees, 1977-1980

Box 12

Personnel: "Good-Time" Project Coordinator Peter Pollack, 1981-83
Personnel: Law student intern Christine Germaine, 1979-1980
Personnel: Legislative Action Coordinator Sandra Mitchell, 1983-84
Personnel: Secretary Sarah A. Lawrence, 1982
Personnel: Student intern Ursula Charleton, 1981-82
Personnel: Substitute Secretary Ralene Smith, 1982
Prison Bond Issues. 1979-1982

Box 13

PREAP, Prison Research Education Action Projects, 1980-81
Prisoner Family Project, 1981-82
Prisoner Rehabilitation, INC. PROBE, 1979-81
Prisoner's Accelerated Creative Exposure, INC., 1978-81
Prisoner's Legal Services, 1977-82
Project Gateway, 1982

Box 14

Program information/Jackson speech notes, Group Picture (folder 1), 1976/78/79
Jackson speech notes (folder 2), 1980/81/82
Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry, 1982
Satellite Coordinators, 1980/81
Satellite kit for Rapid Communication Network, 1975/76
Satellite Legislative Action Day, Albany, 1979
Satellite membership in Network Areas, 1979
Satellite reports, 1978- 1979
Satellite Training Conf., 1979

Box 15

Satellites - Binghampton Network, 1976/77/79
Satellites - Buffalo Network, 1975-1979
Satellites - Capital District Network, 1975/76, 1979-1980
Satellites - Elmira Network, 1975-1979
Satellites - Mid-Hudson Network, 1975-1979
Satellites - Nassau Network, 1975-1981
Satellites - New York City Network, 1975-1980
Satellites - North Country Network, 1975-78
Satellites - Plattsburgh Network Potential, 1978
Satellites - Rapid Communications Network: Guidelines & Workshops, 1977-1980

Box 16

Satellites - Miscellaneous papers, 1975-1977
Satellites - Monitograms, 1977- 1980
Satellites - Rochester Network, 1975- 1980
Satellites - Suffolk Network, 1976-1981
Satellites - Syracuse Network, 1975- 1981
Satellites - Westchester Network, 1975- 1981
Senate Democratic Task Force On Criminal Justice, 1982
Sentencing Improvement Act. 1982
S.T.O.P., Stop The Olympic Prison, 1978-79
Suffolk County Conference On Juvenile And Criminal Justice, INC., 1978-83
Urban Information Interpreters, INC., 1983
Vietnam And Criminal Justice, 1982
Volunteer Attorney Service Team, 1982-83
Volunteer Center Of Albany, 1982-83
Westchester Alliance, 1978-81


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Series 2: Coalition Meetings File, 1975-1983

Box 1

Annual Meetings, 1975- 1979
Annual Meeting, 10/4/79
Annual Meeting, 10/09/80
Annual Meeting, 10/10/81
Annual Conference, 1982
Annual Conference 10/23/82
Caucuses, 1982

Box 2

"Ending Unnecessary Imprisonment" Conference, 1980
Executive Committee & Policy Committee Meeting, 1975-78
"Gathering of the Criminal Justice Gang" Backman Summit, Aug. 1979
"Managing the Crisis: Population and Policy"- March 22-3, 1982 - Cassette tapes
Super Session, 1979
"Inappropriate Confinement", 1980
Super Session - Community Corrections, 1981
Super Session - Community Corrections, 1981


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Series 3: Funding File, 1976-1982

Box 1

Albany Catholic Diocese, 1979-81
Albany Focus Churches (Task Force), 1982
Albany Rotary Club, 1980
Burden Foundation, 1979
Capital District Foundation, 1981
Christians United In Mission, 1977-81
Coalition funding proposal, 1976-80
Community Service Society, 1980
Composite foundation & proposal information, 1978-79
Corporate Sponsorship Plan, no date
Dewar Foundation; St. James Episcopal Church, 1980
Donations & dues listing, 1981-82

Box 2

Edna McConnel Clark Foundation, 1979
Episcopal foundation annual reports (public interest, public relations)1976-79 Haas Memorial Haas Memorial Foundation - Watertown, 1980-81
Knudsen Funding - Service Exploration, 1977-78
McDonald Foundation, 1980
Methodist, 1978-9
National Council on Crime Delinquency Coalition/Clark, 1977-78
New York State Catholic Conference, 1979-82
New York Yearly Meeting Prisons Committee, 1980-83
Presbyterian - Presbytery of Albany, 1979-82
Presbyterian, 1978
Women's Opportunity Giving, 1977-78
Proposal materials, 1977-80
 Including IRS designation, letters of endorsement, newspaper clippings, old budget
Resource proposal sample, 1976-77
Proposal materials/Satellite Training Conference, 1979
Sample funding letter, 1978
Thorn fund, 1980
Re: Work-study student, 1981


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Series 4: Commission of Correction Series, 1975-1983

Box 1

Appointment of Correctional Officials, 1975-79
Article 3: Correction Law, 1975, 1980
Attica investigations, 1975-77
Audit reports - Selected Operating Practices, 1974, 1977
Commission and Corrections Committee, 1979-80
Correctional Restitution, 1976, 1980, 1983
Management Productivity' 1977. 1979-81

Box 2

Minimum Standards & Regulations (folder 1), 1975-76
Minimum Standards & Regulations (folder 2), 1977-80
Jail Statistics, 1977-79
New York State Assoc. Of Counties, 1978-83
Prison Health Maintenance, 1978-81
Proposals on Alternatives, 1975-1980

Box 3

Public Hearings on Problems of Prison System, 1975-81
Second Felony Offenders, 1960-70, 1973-4
Sheriff's reports
 Albany - Greene County Reports, 1977-79
 Herkimer - Rensselaer County, 1977
 Rockland - Yates County, 1979
Temporary Release Programs. 1976/78


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Series 5: Correctional Facilities File, 1975-1981

Box 1

Albion, 1978/79
Arthur Kill, 1979
Attica, 1978-1980
Auburn, 1977- 1980
Bedford Hills, 1976- 1980
Camp Adirondack, 1979, 1980
Camp McGregor, 1980/81
Camp Pharsalia, 1978, 1980
Clinton, 1978-1980
Coxsackie, 1978
Downstate, 1979, 1981
Eastern, 1978- 1980
Elmira, 1978/79

Box 2

Fishkill, 1978/79
Great Meadows, 1978- 1980
Green Haven, 1978- 1980
Hudson, 1976, 1980
Mid-Orange, 1976-79
Mt. McGregor, 1979
Ossining, 1975, 1978-1980
Otisville, 1976, 1980
Queensboro, 1976/79
Taconic, 1978
Wall Kill, 1980
Woodburne, 1978-79


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Series 6: Division of Parole File, 1973-1983

Box 1

Division of Parole, 1973-76
Division of Parole, 1977
Division of Parole, 1978-1979
Division of Parole, 1980-1983
"Good-Time" Development, 1978-1982
Parole Denial Statistics, 1980


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Series 7: Department of Correctional Services Series, 1972-83

Box 1

Budget, 1977
Bulletins & Directives, 1972-1980
Commitment of Offense by Violent & Non-Violent Offense Groupings-Felony Class, 1981
Dialogues, 1977- 1978
Five safety reports, 1980-82
Grievance mechanism, 1975-76
Hongisto, 1978-79
Inmate Population Statistics, 1980-82
Legislative Program, 1979
Pre-Release Center Brief, no date

Box 2

Prison expansion, 1980-82
Prison Security & Staffing Statistics, 1969-78, 1980-82
Probation, 1979-80
Program Planning: Evaluation Research, 1975-1983
Rehabilitation vs. Cost Benefit, 1977
Reports, 1979-81
Rule books, 1975-77
"Stay' n Out" therapy program, 1982
Temporary release programs, 1978-81


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Series 8: "Good-Time" Attitude Survey, 1981

Box 1

Survey Format
Computer Printouts
Miscellaneous notes

Box 2
Staff questionnaire forms 1-209
Box 3
Staff questionnaire forms 210-393
Box 4
Inmate questionnaire forms 501-642 (plus unmarked)


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Series 9: Issues File, 1971-1984

Box 1

Affirmative Action, 1980
Alternatives to incarceration, 1973/75,1980
Albany Capital Newspapers crime coverage, 1981
Albany County Jail Sheriff, 1977-80
Albany County probation needs, 1979
Attica aftermath, folder 1, 1971 -75
Attica aftermath, folder 2, 1976-81
Campaign for Ending Unnecessary Imprisonment, 1980-81
Citizen participation, 1975/77, 1984
Child abuse, 1979
Christian statements on Criminal Justice. 1977-83

Box 2

Classification of correctional facilities, 1983-84
Codes Committee - State Legislature, 1982
Commission on Criminal Sanctions and Justice, 1981-82
Community Corrections (folder 1), 1973-75
Community Corrections (folder 2), 1976-81
Community Corrections Full Step, Inc. [Spruill], 1980-81
Community Corrections Acts, 1978-80

Box 3

Community Dispute Resolution Programs, 1981-82
Community Service Sentences, 1973-81
County jails, 1978-81
Court reform, 1979-80
Death penalty background (folder 1), 1976-82
Death penalty background (folder 2), 1982
Death penalty opposition, 1977-81

Box 4

Decriminalization of prostitution, 1978-79
Domestic compliance with Helsinki Accords: U.S. Prison Conditions, Steven Winter &Robert  Nundley, 1982
Drug related crime 1983
Drunk driving, 1980-81
Elderly criminal offenders, 1981-83
Ex-offender programs, 1977-79
Hand-gun control, 198 l
Hook, Robert (see Mandatory Sentencing)
Impact of 1978 legislation, 1978
Inappropriate confinement-Anne Marie Venne, 1979-80
Inappropriate confinement - Tess Report, 1978-80
Incarceration profile: New York State, 1978-80
Jaycees, 1982-83

Box 5

Jails: Classification Change, 1979
Jails: Visitation
Juvenile justice, 1976-80
Letters to Editors - various topics. 1978-83
Mandatory Sentencing, 1982
Marijuana law reform, 1977-78
Mediation of disputes, 1980
Memorandum on proposed legislation, 1980

Box 6

Minimum security jail - articles, 1982
Minimum sentences - proposed bill, 1980
Miscellaneous news clips, 1975-83
NAACP Prison Program, 1980-83
Netherlands, 1978
New York State Task Force on Women, 1983
Parole reform, 1976-77
Ossining takeover, 1983
Phase Out/Re-entry (Horizon House), 1980-82
Police brutality, 1979-80
Pre-trial detention, 1980, 1983

Box 7

Prison depopulation program/National Institute of Corrections Grant, 1980-81
Prison Bond (folder 1), 1978-81
Prison Bond (folder 2), 1981

Box 8

Prison Bond (folder 3), 1981-83
Prison overcrowding, 1976-83

Box 9

Prison expansion, 1982-83
Prisoners' Legal Service, 1981
Programmes for released prisoners, 1978
Pro-active prison population planning, 1971-82
Proposals by CCJ
Racial discrimination in Criminal Justice. 1978-80
Rape: Case of Michael Fair, 1982
Senate Research Service: "Issues in Focus", 1982
Sentencing reform, 1974-83
Sentencing reform: Mandatory sentencing and Robert Hooks, 1982

Box 10

Sex offender programs (folder 1), 1980-81
Sex offender programs (folder 2), 1982
Statewide Youth Advocacy, 1981 -83
S.T.O.P. the Olympic Prison (Federal), 1978-80
Whiting, James M., Sentencing, 1979-82
Victims Assistance Programs, 1982-83


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Series 10: Legislation File, 1975-86

Box 1

Bail, 1979
Bill analysis forms of Legislative Committee, 1984
Bill Monitoring Charts Assembly, 1983
Bill Monitoring Chart Assembly, 1984
Bill Monitoring Charts Senate, 1983
Bill Monitoring Charts Senate 1984

Box 2

Bill reporting forms/Legislative Committee, N/D
Bills - Assembly, 1983- 1984
Bills and Committee meetings, 1981
Bills - Senate, 1983- 1984
Bills - Senate & Assembly, 1983- 1984
Calendar & Index of Bills, 1983-84
Codes Committee, 1979/81/84
Codes Committee-State Legislature, 1982
Codes Committee-State Legislature, 1982
Counter - Budget, 1982-83

Box 3

Correctional facility for alcohol-related crimes, 1981
Death penalty, 1979- 1981 - 1982
Death penalty, 1983- 1984
Death penalty Executive Clemency, 1975-82
Death penalty letters of opposition, 1978/1982-84
Death Penalty-Opposition, 1977-81
Drug profits law, 1983
Executive clemency, 1981
Governors releases - Crim. Just. budget, 1983-86
Insanity defense, 1983-84
Legislative contact reports, 11/83 to 6/84
Lobbying Law negotiations, 1977-80
Misdemeanor records, sealing of,  1981
New York City, 1980
Parole, 1980-81
Permitting life sentences to marry, 1981

Box 4

Memorandum of Support forms - Assembly (folder 1), 1983
Memoranda of Support forms - Assembly (folder 2), 1983
Memorandum of Support forms - Assembly (folder 3), 1983-84
Memorandum of Support forms - Senate, 1983-84
Memorandum of Support forms: Senate - Assembly (folder 1), 1983
Memorandum of Support forms: Senate - Assembly (folder 2), 1984

Box 5

Proposed Bills, 1977-78
Sentencing-Reform, 1978-79
Temporary Release Program, 1975-1979
Victim compensation, 1979
Voting records, 1978


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Series 11: Publications File, 1976-1985

Box 1

A Children's Defense Budget, 1984- 1985
The Defender, 1979-82
Miscellaneous Newsletters, 1979-1982

Box 2

Miscellaneous reports and articles
Publications United, 1981 -83
Thursday Obligation, 1980-83
Updates, 1976-1983
Ways & Means, 1982-83


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