Please join NYCIP, family members, advocates, allies, and more in sending postcards to Governor Cuomo and the Department of Correction and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Commissioner Annucci asking for incarcerated parents to be in prisons closer to their children so that distance is not a barrier to visiting. Most incarcerated parents in New York State prisons are living in facilities inaccessible by public transportation and over 100 miles away from their children - even though incarcerated parents could be in a prison that is much closer. Read our Proximity Matters fact sheet to learn more.
In recognition of the strain incarceration places on the parent-child relationship at moments of critical milestones like beginning a new school year, we launched a Back to School themed campaign this fall. With fewer miles between them, parents and children can visit and share milestones such as preparing for and heading back to school.