June 2023: Center on Race, Inequality, & the Law - "The legislature should pass a provision that grants all people aged 55 or older, who have served 15 years or more in prison, immediate parole consideration, regardless of crime or sentence. Roughly 1,000 people are serving life without the possibility of parole or virtual life sentences. ... ¶ It is appalling that despite the repeated documentation of the vast racial disparities in decisions by New York State’s Parole Board, those disparities have continued and worsened, while New York policymakers have failed to address the issue."
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.
By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle
By: Raga Justin, Times Union Legislators heard testimony Wednesday on a pair of bills that advocates say would help elderly inmates withdecades-long sentences avoid dying in prison ALBANY — Robert …
By: Kate Lisa, Spectrum News 1 Lawmakers took a hard look Wednesday at proposed legislation to reform New York state’s parole system and make it easier for incarcerated people to …
By: susie day, CounterPunch+ -- "At seven, Anthony was sent to the New York Children’s Village, a facility for “troubled children,” where he remained until he was nine. As he grew older, he spent more time in various forms of state custody. In fact, Anthony, now 61, estimates that, since his first encounter with “the system,” he has lived maybe eight years of his life outside an institution...."
May 6, 2022: Jeff Morris, The Record-Review
May, 2022: Jonathan S. Bor, HealthAffairs.org (Health Affairs, vol 41, no.5)
Governor Kathy Hochul says she will finally fill vacancies on the state’s parole board, opening the potential to shift from presumptive detention February 8, 2022: Nick Pinto, New York Focus/Bolts
June 10, 2021: Rachel Vick, Queens Daily Eagle