“Peace Family. 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!” — Common
By: Common, via Twitter – “Peace. This is Common. And I’m joining advocates and state lawmakers around New York for a Parole Justice Day of Action. We’re demanding the passage of the Elder Parole Bill and the Fair & Timely Parole Bill. Because in New York, too many people, who are eligible for release right now, are still being denied a fair chance to return home and reunite with their families….”
N.Y. needs criminal justice reform: We must put compassion in parole decisions
By: Carol Shapiro, New York Daily News – People often think mass incarceration is the result of a few laws — the federal 1994 crime bill or state-level Rockefeller Drug laws, for example — but in reality it’s driven by everyday decisions, small and large, made by actors across the justice system, including some you’ve probably never heard of…
Elder parole changes gain traction in New York
By: Staff Report, FingerLakes1 – A legislative push to reform New York’s parole system has gained momentum, with the Assembly Correction Committee advancing a bill Wednesday that could grant parole eligibility to prison inmates aged 55 and older, provided they have served at least 15 years of their sentence….
Parole reform support mounts as pols eye criminal justice measures
By: Lisa Kate, Spectrum News 1 – Lawmakers in the Assembly Correction Committee advanced legislation Wednesday to mandate any person in New York prison aged 55 and older to be eligible for a parole hearing after they’ve served at least 15 years of their sentence. It would include people serving life sentences..
MeToo movement founder backs crime victims and parole law changes in NY
By: Nick Reisman, Spectrum News 1 – Changes to New York’s victims’ compensation law as well as a proposed overhaul of parole are being backed by a founder of the MeToo movement, advocates announced this week….