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.
Supporters of a pair of bills that would overhaul the state’s parole system will celebrate the accomplishments of those who have served time and are now making a positive impact as they gather at the State Capitol.
At the rally, state lawmakers will issue official proclamations to more than 30 of their formerly incarcerated constituents in recognition of their work and achievements post-prison, including mentoring young people, serving as
HIV/AIDS peer counselors and addiction recovery specialists and running non-profits.