NY Gov. Kathy Hochul grants clemency to 13 people, 1 year after promising to do so more often
By: Samantha Max, Gothamist: Gov. Kathy Hochul pardoned nine people and commuted the sentences of four others on Wednesday — a year after she last granted several New Yorkers clemency — and pledged to continue to do so “on an ongoing basis,” despite having not done so for a year.
Over 25,000 People in Prison Await Decisions on Their Clemency Applications
By: Victoria Law, Truthout: Across the U.S., people in prison are hoping for compassion — and clemency — allowing them to rejoin their loved ones.
Op-ed | Clemency is one way to improve safety which no one wants to talk about
By Eva Santiago, AMNY: In this moment, New Yorkers are looking for solutions to violence and the recent election made clear we won’t be tricked by the same old bait-and-switch that many politicians love to play on us.
For ‘Clemency Season,’ Prisoner Advocates Want Hochul to Keep Promise All Year
By: Rueven Blau, The City: Last December, the governor said she would change the way pardons and clemency applications were handled. But little has changed since.
Democrats Got Tough on Crime. Now There’s a Crisis of Aging Behind Bars.
By: Victoria Law, The Nation California and New York legislators are trying to undo the damage caused since the 1994 Crime Bill. But elder parole isn’t working as hoped. Rita …
Reform NY parole to let people like me prove they can change
Ronald Dennis is a formerly incarcerated New Yorker and leader with VOCAL-NY, a statewide organization that builds power among low-income people directly impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness.