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: Maury Thompson, The Post-Star - ...The ”elder parole” legislation, which has not passed the Senate, would require the Parole Board to conduct a hearing for all incarcerated individuals age 55 and over who have completed at least 15 years of their sentences.
By: Eric Harvey, The Riverdale Press - Two incarceration-focused bills have advanced to the New York State Assembly Correction Committee. The elder parole legislation has been co-sponsored by 31 people, including state Sens. Gustavo Rivera and Robert Jackson....
By: Victoria Law The Nation - One day after New York Focus broke the story about the censorship policy, the state department announced that it would suspend the rule impeding creative endeavors in prisons
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