By: James Ford, PIX/11 News: IIf a person older than 55 has been incarcerated for more than 15 years and has proven themselves to be a model prisoner, should they be guaranteed consideration for parole, no matter their crime? It’s a question that was at the center of a rally in Yonkers on Wednesday...
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.
May 11, 2022: Arun Venugopal, Gothamist
May 6, 2022: Jeff Morris, The Record-Review
Signers on the letter first shared with POLITICO argued that victims are not always served by the harshest punishments April 25, 2022: Erin Durkin, POLITICO Pro
April 20, 2022: Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette
Letter to New York Legislators: Pass The Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Bills to Protect Public Health
By: UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data Project “On February 24, 2022, we sent a letter to the leadership of the New York State legislature in support of two bills, …
January 19, 2022: Dr. Deborah Jenkins, Norwood News