Prison reform

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He had not yet read the proposed legislation as of Friday. But Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says, in his gut, he does not support bills now in Albany that would grant certain older inmates a chance for parole.

Thomas O'Neil-White

For nearly 30 years Valentino Dixon sat in prison, having been found guilty of a murder he did not commit. He had his conviction overturned and was granted release in September of 2018. While in prison, Dixon gained renown for his art, most notably his depictions of famous golf courses.

Activists push for solitary confinement reform

Oct 11, 2018

A replica of a solitary confinement cell was set up outside the state office building Wednesday afternoon. A group of activists were protesting the state’s use of solitary confinement.