By: Wyatt Stayner, Prison Journalism Project, "The aging prison population has tripled in the past two decades. These facilities, which offer poor medical care and a stressful environment, are ill-equipped to handle their graying population"
By: Anna Lucente Sterling, Spectrum News/NY1, "When Keith Hunter was released from prison in 2020, it took him two-and-a-half years to secure the keys to his own apartment. Having a stable roof over his head gave Hunter, whose criminal record includes a slew of robbery convictions, a sense of stability after spending more than half of his life in the prison system..."
By: Andre Ward, CityLImits, “We witness firsthand the challenges that our older participants face when they come to us, usually because they no longer have family to turn to after such long periods of incarceration: physical health issues that might be less severe if treated properly sooner; unaddressed trauma, greatly exacerbated by incarceration; lack of financial resources; and homelessness.”
By: News 12 Staff, News 12 The Bronx — A public hearing was held at City Hall on Friday to discuss what New York City is doing to help support formerly incarcerated older New Yorkers...
By: Raga Justin, Times Union: ALBANY — Survivors of violent crimes stood side-by-side with former inmates at the Capitol on Tuesday to push again for an overhaul of the state’s parole system, which advocates said has unfairly pitted victims against people who commit crimes — especially in a time of renewed political agitation about public safety.
By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle: Last year, Robert Webster was sitting in prison, facing the prospect of serving two more decades of his 50 year to life sentence. The Queens man had already served 34 years of that sentence, which he was given when he was 17 years old.
By: Mikhaela Singleton, ABC News10: More than a hundred people packing the Million-Dollar Staircase end-to-end Wednesday afternoon, hoping their voices will echo up to lawmakers.
Arrecia llamado a Albany para que aprueben reformas de libertad condicional para presos mayores y más reclusos elegibles
Por: Edwin Martínez, El Diario: Antiguos prisioneros, familiares de internos y líderes políticos se unieron en una manifestación en el Capitolio de Nueva York para exigir a la Legislatura que dé luz verde a un paquete de proyectos de ley para sacar a más presos de las cárceles
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.
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.
By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle