The Correctional Association of New York, Prison Visiting Project

  • NY

About Us

The Correctional Association of New York is an independent, non-profit organization founded by concerned citizens in 1844 and granted unique authority by the New York State Legislature to inspect prisons and to report its findings and recommendations to the legislature, the public and the press. Through monitoring, research, public education and policy recommendations, the Correctional Association strives to make the administration of justice in New York State more fair, efficient and humane.

Focusing on men's prisons, The Prison Visiting Project (PVP) carries out the Correctional Association's unique legislative authority to monitor prison conditions in New York State correctional facilities.