Story Screen Beacon Theater, 445 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
September 27, 2022: Michelle Bocanegra, Gothamist
Join RAPP and The Long Island Social Justice Action Network, Partnership for the Public Good (Buffalo), Citizen Action of NY, NYS Jails-Justice Network, Sweet Freedom Farm, and dozens across the state who know that NY State’s package ban is cruel and puts tremendous burden on our families. Zoom and IRL! #BringBackCarePackagesNY (For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rallies in Six Regions Across New York State Call Attention to Financial and Emotional Toll of Package Ban, as well as Harms to Health of Incarcerated People
September 27, 2022: Press Release
September 15, 2022: Dozens of organizations across the United States submitted a complaint to United Nations independent experts challenging the United States’ policy and practice of condemning people to death by incarceration (DBI), also known as life sentences. Over 40 people currently serving DBI submitted letters in support of the complaint.
Hope you all had an amazing summer! Please join us for our first Fall Westchester/Hudson Valley meeting and gear up for some amazing outreach events: documentary screenings, tabling and canvassing – oh my!
Join our new member orientation — learn more about the history and values of RAPP and how you can get involved in bringing parole justice to New York State!
September 16, 2022: David M. Greenwald, The Davis Vanguard
September 15, 2022: Marjorie Cohn, Truthout
In a sharply worded complaint to UN special rapporteurs submitted on Thursday, advocacy groups call for an end to “death by incarceration” sentencing in the US
September 15, 2022: Victoria Law, The Nation
The signatory organizations respectfully submit this letter alleging that the United States’ extreme prison sentencing policies and practices of life without parole (LWOP), life with parole (LWP), “virtual life,”1 and other term-of-years sentences that exceed life expectancy and thus effectively condemn individuals to death by incarceration (DBI), violate the prohibition against racial discrimination; violate individuals’ right to life; violate the prohibition against torture, and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; and are an arbitrary deprivation of liberty….
September 15, 2022: Press Release
Join RAPP and the Center for Constitutional Rights at the People’s Forum, 320 W. 37th St., NYC; TALK-BACK featuring:
- Anthony Dixon, Director of Community Engagement | Parole Preparation Project
- Mark Shervington, Statewide Advocacy Associate | Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign
- Tracey Bowe, The Interview | Protagonist
- MODERATOR: Elsa Maria Mota, Bertha Justice Fellow | Center for Constitutional Rights
Newburgh LGBTQ+ Community Center, Waryas Park Promenade, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Come prepared with questions/comments and creative ideas! Looking forward to seeing you!