September 12, 2023: "Isn’t part of the human experience learning from mistakes and becoming better? . . . We transgress, we’re held accountable, we transform, and then we make amends. Death by incarceration strips people of this experience..."
June 2023: Center on Race, Inequality, & the Law - "The legislature should pass a provision that grants all people aged 55 or older, who have served 15 years or more in prison, immediate parole consideration, regardless of crime or sentence. Roughly 1,000 people are serving life without the possibility of parole or virtual life sentences. ... ¶ It is appalling that despite the repeated documentation of the vast racial disparities in decisions by New York State’s Parole Board, those disparities have continued and worsened, while New York policymakers have failed to address the issue."
DEATH BY INCARCERATION IS TORTURE • Advocacy and Legal Groups Urge U.N. to Call for Abolition of Life Sentences in U.S.
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), …
By: Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., The Sentencing Project
RAPP Testimony for FY 2022-23 Joint Legislative Hearing on the Executive Public Protection Budget Proposal
By: Theresa Grady, Jeannie Colon, Lisette Nieves and Nawanna Tucker, RAPP Community Leaders “The crisis of mass incarceration is at a boiling point, with people dying in New York’s prisons …