For 175 years, the Correctional Association of New York (CANY) has played a role in shaping and securing major criminal justice reform in New York State. It is one of only three organizations nationally with the legal authority to inspect prisons and confidentially communicate with incarcerated people about their experiences. In December 2020, New York passed landmark legislation that expands CANY’s statutory authority to monitor facilities. Through its increased oversight power, CANY seeks to promote transparency and accountability by the state corrections authority, safeguard the human and civil rights of incarcerated people, eliminate harmful practices and policies and decrease the use of incarceration in NY. This funding will support CANY in its mission and work.