November 17, 2022: Arun Venugopal, Gothamist
Since assuming office last year, Gov. Kathy Hochul has not delivered on a promise to grant clemency at a higher rate than her predecessors, say advocates of criminal justice reform…
‘She made that promise that she would do more clemencies,’ said Theresa Grady, a community leader with RAPP whose husband Morris Grady, 68, is currently serving a 40-year sentence at Green Haven Correctional Facility for attempted murder and has a number of health issues, including with his kidneys and blood pressure.
Grady said she approached Hochul in late July after an event at New York Presbyterian Hospital, when she held the governor’s hand and told her about her incarcerated husband, urging her to fulfill her promise.
‘We want clemency now.’