I am testifying today on behalf of both myself and my co-chair Michele Deitch, who has submitted written testimony for your consideration. My comments here reflect both the key points in her testimony as well as some of my own thoughts about the importance of external oversight and comments about the critical role played by the Correctional Association of New York, the failure of the State Commission on Correction to provide meaningful regulation of New York’s prisons, and the need to improve access by the media to the public and to the state’s prisons.
Written Testimony on Correctional Oversight of the NYS DOCCS: Hearing Before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Correction, 2015-2016 Leg. (Dec. 2, 2015) (statement of Michael B. Mushlin, Professor, Pace University School of Law), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/1009/.
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Professor Michael B. Mushlin’s testimony before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Correction.