Op-Ed | We want safety and healing, not harsh punishment
By: Shneaqua Purvis, AMNY: As a lifelong resident of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, I know a lot about crime and punishment. During this recent election season, we heard a lot about the subject from politicians of all stripes.
Rapper Common Joins the Movement for Parole Justice
“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!”
Advocates, lawmakers to honor formerly incarcerated in push for parole reforms
By: Dennis Slattery, NY Daily News: Formerly incarcerated New Yorkers who are now making a difference in their communities will be honored Wednesday as advocates and lawmakers push for parole reforms.
As Hochul Makes New Promises in State of the State, Last Year’s Parole Pledge Is Still Waiting
By: Chris Gelardi and Sam Mellins, New York Focus: This time last year, Hochul promised to fully staff the parole board. But vacancies have only grown — and went unmentioned in this year’s agenda.
Let 2023 Be the Year of Dismantling Incarceration￼
By: Maya Schenwar, Truthout: I asked organizers working to dismantle incarceration what is giving them hope for 2023. Here’s what they shared.
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.