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..."
On "America’s Incarceration Epidemic," the March 25 episode of The Problem with Jon Stewart, Stewart tackles America’s incarceration epidemic, featuring interviews with Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner, and formerly incarcerated leaders Jay Jordan, CEO of the Alliance for Safety and Justice, and Mark Shervington, Statewide Advocacy Associate at RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison).
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: 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: 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: Samantha Max, Gothamist: Gov. Kathy Hochul pardoned nine people and commuted the sentences of four others on Wednesday — a year after she last granted several New Yorkers clemency — and pledged to continue to do so “on an ongoing basis," despite having not done so for a year.
By: Victoria Law, Truthout: Across the U.S., people in prison are hoping for compassion — and clemency — allowing them to rejoin their loved ones.
By: Victoria Law, The Nation California and New York legislators are trying to undo the damage caused since the 1994 Crime Bill. But elder parole isn’t working as hoped. Rita …