Opinion: Addressing the Plight of New Yorkers Aging Behind Bars
By: Andre Ward, CityLImits, “We witness firsthand the challenges that our older participants face when they come to us, usually because they no longer have family to turn to after such long periods of incarceration: physical health issues that might be less severe if treated properly sooner; unaddressed trauma, greatly exacerbated by incarceration; lack of financial resources; and homelessness.”
Protesters shut down Manhattan Bridge to urge Hochul to establish unemployment fund for excluded workers
By: Sarah Belle Lin, AMNY, Around 500 laborers and workers shut down the Manhattan Bridge during the Monday morning rush hour to push for state legislation that would provide more workers with access to unemployment benefits in times of need.
City Hall holds hearing on services for formerly incarcerated older New Yorkers
By: News 12 Staff, News 12 The Bronx — A public hearing was held at City Hall on Friday to discuss what New York City is doing to help support formerly incarcerated older New Yorkers…
Parole system needs legislative overhaul, NY crime victims say
By: Raga Justin, Times Union: ALBANY — Survivors of violent crimes stood side-by-side with former inmates at the Capitol on Tuesday to push again for an overhaul of the state’s parole system, which advocates said has unfairly pitted victims against people who commit crimes — especially in a time of renewed political agitation about public safety.
‘The people left behind’: Advocates renew push to pass parole reform
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.
Parole advocates pack NYS Capitol pressing lawmakers to pass reform
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.