• Activists, lawmakers announce campaign to pass two parole reform bills

    7 days ago - By Times Union

    The campaign will work to pass Elder Parole, a bill that would require the parole board to hold hearings for incarcerated people over the age of 55 who have been behind bars more than 15 years, and the Fair and Timely Parole Act, which would shift the focus of commissioners during a parole hearing away from the original crime that someone committed to land behind bars. The campaign is also calling for the governor to fill the three vacant spots on the parole board.
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  • Activists, lawmakers announce campaign to pass two parole reform bills

    7 days ago - By Times Union

    ALBANY - A coalition of more than 25 New York lawmakers and 250 of the state's criminal and social justice reform groups announced Thursday they are pressing two pieces of legislation this year that would reshape the parole process in New York. They held a virtual press conference to announce it that they are forming a project called the People's Campaign for Parole Justice. The campaign will work to pass Elder Parole, a bill that would require the parole board to hold hearings for incarcerated people over the age of 55 who have been behind bars more than 15 years, and the Fair and Timely...
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