In the first half of September, 2014, aging people in prison—and the challenges they face winning release and reintegrating into their communities on the streets—provoked a flurry of articles. Here are some (check our press page for more):
September 12: “What’s Wrong With This Picture? Elderly People in NY’s Prisons,” by Peter Wagner: Prison Policy Initiative
September 12: “Begging Cuomo for Clemency,” editorial: The Bedford/Pound Ridge Record Review
September 16: “Mohaman Koti, 87-Year-Old Prison Inmate, Granted Parole After 36 Years,” by Albert Samaha: The Village Voice
September 17: “Even Model Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole,” by Bill Hughes: City Limits
September 18: “You’re Old & Finally Out of Prison. What Happens Now?” by Victoria Law: the Gothamist
AND our own Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP Interviews: A Preliminary Report, by Ariane Davisson: RAPP
What might the rest of the year bring? We hope: more releases of aging people in prison, to start undermining mass incarceration and its foundations of permanent punishment, racism and revenge.
Take action now: Sign our petition to release aging people in prison.