By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle: Last year, Robert Webster was sitting in prison, facing the prospect of serving two more decades of his 50 year to life sentence. The Queens man had already served 34 years of that sentence, which he was given when he was 17 years old.
On this advocacy day, we’ll celebrate and honor the incredible achievements of formerly incarcerated people who have returned home to give back to their communities, and call for passage of …
AT RALLY IN SUPPORT OF PAROLE REFORM, NY LAWMAKERS ISSUE OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS TO DOZENS OF FORMERLY INCARCERATED NEW YORKERS DOING ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY SAFETY WORK
January 18, 2023: Press Release FORMERLY INCARCERATED SPEAKERS DECLARE: “WE’RE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO VIOLENCE” AND CALL FOR PASSAGE OF THE ELDER PAROLE AND FAIR & TIMELY PAROLE TO BRING HOME MORE LEADERS TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY SAFETY
By: Mikhaela Singleton, ABC News10: More than a hundred people packing the Million-Dollar Staircase end-to-end Wednesday afternoon, hoping their voices will echo up to lawmakers.
Arrecia llamado a Albany para que aprueben reformas de libertad condicional para presos mayores y más reclusos elegibles
Por: Edwin Martínez, El Diario: Antiguos prisioneros, familiares de internos y líderes políticos se unieron en una manifestación en el Capitolio de Nueva York para exigir a la Legislatura que dé luz verde a un paquete de proyectos de ley para sacar a más presos de las cárceles
By: Shneaqua Purvis, AMNY: As a lifelong resident of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, I know a lot about crime and punishment. During this recent election season, we heard a lot about the subject from politicians of all stripes.
“I’m inspired by the day of action for parole justice in New York. Let’s call on lawmakers to pass Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole now!”
By: Dennis Slattery, NY Daily News: Formerly incarcerated New Yorkers who are now making a difference in their communities will be honored Wednesday as advocates and lawmakers push for parole reforms.
By: Chris Gelardi and Sam Mellins, New York Focus: This time last year, Hochul promised to fully staff the parole board. But vacancies have only grown — and went unmentioned in this year’s agenda.
January 4, 2023: Campaign Statement
By: Maya Schenwar, Truthout: I asked organizers working to dismantle incarceration what is giving them hope for 2023. Here’s what they shared.