Parole bills advance in NY Legislature
By: Rebecca C. Lewis and Shantel Destra, City & State New York – As state lawmakers sort out their end-of-session priorities, parole reform appears to be on the agenda for both chambers. The state Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee voted to advance legislation meant to make it easier for incarcerated people to get considered for parole. And the Assembly Correction Committee was set to move that bill, along with another that would make elderly inmates eligible to get parole.
Bronx DA Darcel Clark backs parole reform bills
By: Peter Sterne, City & State New York – Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is supporting the passage of two bills that would allow people who have served long prison sentences to be eligible for parole.
PRISON CHIEF ANTHONY ANNUCCI TO RETIRE
By: Maia Hibbett, New York Focus – After almost four decades with New York’s prison system, Anthony Annucci is on his way out….
La redención es la fe en acción
Por: Rev. Juan Pastor Reyes y Elmer Flores, El Diario – “La redención es un principio central de muchas creencias. Creemos que todas las personas pueden ser redimidas y que nadie debe ser dejado atrás por nuestra sociedad. Ese es nuestro mandato diario – manifestar fe en la acción elevando la dignidad de todas las personas…”
New York support builds for making parole easier for people with long sentences
By: Nick Reisman, Spectrum News 1 – “A proposal that would make it easier for people who have served more than a decade in prison to be considered for parole is gaining ground in the state Senate with a majority of lawmakers in the chamber now signing on to support the bill….”
Parole reform gets final push before end of legislative session
By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle – “With just several weeks left before the end of the state’s legislative session, hundreds of criminal justice reform advocates rallied in Albany in support of two bills that would alter the state’s parole process for elderly incarcerated individuals….”