By: Rob Abruzzese, Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Gov. Kathy Hochul granted clemency to 13 individuals last week, a move she claims underscores her commitment to rethinking and reforming the clemency process...
By: Tim Murphy, NYN Media: How a used couch and other pieces of second-hand furniture have gone a long way for a nonprofit in helping those coming directly out of the prison and the shelter systems
By: David Lombardo, The Capitol Pressroom - 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: 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: 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.
By: Peter Sterne, City & State New York - Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is supporting the passage of two bills that would allow people who have served long prison sentences to be eligible for parole.
Por: Rev. Juan Pastor Reyes y Elmer Flores, El Diario - "La redención es un principio central de muchas creencias. Creemos que todas las personas pueden ser redimidas y que nadie debe ser dejado atrás por nuestra sociedad. Ese es nuestro mandato diario – manifestar fe en la acción elevando la dignidad de todas las personas..."
By: Nick Reisman, Spectrum News 1 - "A proposal that would make it easier for people who have served more than a decade in prison to be considered for parole is gaining ground in the state Senate with a majority of lawmakers in the chamber now signing on to support the bill...."
By: Jacob Kaye, Queens Daily Eagle - "With just several weeks left before the end of the state’s legislative session, hundreds of criminal justice reform advocates rallied in Albany in support of two bills that would alter the state’s parole process for elderly incarcerated individuals...."
By: Rob Abruzzese, Brooklyn Daily Eagle - "The event, dubbed, 'Freedom at the Finish Line -- Breaking Chains and Winning Parole Justice,' saw 350 passionate advocates take to the Empire State Plaza Concourse, accompanied by a full-size marching band and the powerful voices of freedom songs..."
By: Niall Stanage, The Hill, "The killing of a troubled man in a New York City subway car earlier this week has ignited a political firestorm...."