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CCR Joins With Other Human Rights Groups to Advocate on Behalf of Women in Prison
January 1, 2005
Docket: CCR Files Amicus Brief in Support of Voting Rights for Felons
January 28, 2005
Families Win Victory in Court of Appeals on Prison Telephone Challenge
February 20, 2007
On February 20, 2007, The Court of Appeals ruled that a constitutional challenge brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of New York family members who pay a grossly inflated rate...
CCR Welcomes the Family Connections Bill Introduced by New York Assemblymembers to Reform Prison Prison Phone System
June 21, 2007
“It is an injustice that families of inmates are forced to pay this backdoor tax,” said Assemblyman Aubry, Chair of the Assembly Correction Committee. “This is a public safety issue because it...
GOVERNOR SPITZER SIGNS FAMILY CONNECTIONS BILL, ENDS BACKDOOR TAX ON PRISON FAMILIES
July 19, 2007
On July 19, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer signed into law the Family Connections bill, which states that prison telephone service is a right and not a revenue generator. "Words cannot describe...
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism Brings Fact-Finding Mission to NYC, Meets with CCR Representatives
May 23, 2008
CCR Statement on Prop 8 and SCOTUS Decision on Questioning Defendants Without Lawyers Present
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009, New York – In response to both the California Supreme Court ruling supporting Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot initiative, and the United States Supreme Court ruling...
CCR Letter to Supporters on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2009
December 10, 2009
Dear CCR Supporter, Each year the world celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations 61 years ago...
Court Ignores Plea of Prisoners’ Families Who Paid Millions in Unlawful Phone Tax
November 24, 2009
November 24, 2009, Albany, NY – Yesterday, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York affirmed the dismissal of Walton v. New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) . The...
CCR Challenges Legality of Prison Telephone Rates Before NY Court of Appeals
October 13, 2009
October13, 2009, Albany, NY – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the legality of prison phone rates in oral arguments before the Court of Appeals of the State of New...
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