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O'Donnell and Rozic Introduce Bills to Reform Solitary Confinement, Bring New York into Compliance with International Human Rights Standards

Assembly Correction Committee Chair Daniel O’Donnell and Committee Member Nily Rozic introduced bills this week which would conform New York’s solitary confinement laws to the new recommendations issued by the United Nations Committee against...

January 14, 2015
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O’Donnell Applauds NY’s Ban on Hydrofracking

Today, Assembly Member O’Donnell celebrated New York’s official ban on hydraulic fracturing, a practice he has opposed for years. Assembly Member O’Donnell, a long-term member of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, reacted to the...

December 17, 2014
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O’Donnell and Gunther Hold Hearing to Examine the Experience of Mentally Ill Inmates

Today, Assembly Member O’Donnell and Assembly Member Aileen Gunther held a joint hearing to examine the experience of the mentally ill in New York’s correctional system. The hearing was structured to reflect the experience of a mentally ill inmate,...

November 13, 2014
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O’Donnell Plans Fall Hearing on Mental Health in Prisons, Continues to Pursue Aggressive Measures to Reform NYS Correctional System

Today, continuing his efforts to reform New York State’s correctional system, Assembly Member O’Donnell announced his plan to convene an investigatory hearing this fall on mental health in state and city correctional facilities. Assembly O’Donnell...

September 14, 2014
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Correction Committee Chair O’Donnell Calls for Special Prosecutor for Rikers Island

In light of recent reports of frequent and unprosecuted violence at Rikers Island, Assembly Member O’Donnell called today on Governor Cuomo to appoint Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a special prosecutor to investigate all cases originating at...

September 6, 2014
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