North Country Forum
Dr. Carney’s most recent posts are to be found here. He is in the process of compiling a complete archive of all articles he has written since his retirement from professional social work practice in 2010. All his blogs have as their focus issues pertaining to social justice; are generally placed in their historical context; and, ultimately, are subjected to in-depth analyses whose aim is to promote a full understanding of the issues being addressed.
Concerned about COVID in North Country Prisons, about COVID Tracing and Confidentiality? Write a Letter to the Governor
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Re.: COVID-related issues: COVID in NYS prisons; COVID Tracing & Confidentiality Dear Governor Cuomo: Allow me to begin by thanking you for the leadership you have provided us during these most dangerous times … with two caveats, which have prompted this letter to you. First, I live in the North Country, home to 15 NYS Correctional Facilities. I find myself concerned about what is going on behind their walls, home to 10,000 inmates and workplace for several thousand Correctional Officers and civilian employees. DOCCS on its website and...