Following an Assembly hearing on parole practices last December and a community effort to tell the parole board their new regulations don’t cut it, this is a key moment to increase pressure to tell the board, the legislature and the community: The parole system in New York State will be changed.
Confirmed speakers: Sheila Rule, facilitator (Riverside Church Prison Ministry and Statewide Parole Reform Coalition); Edward Hammock (former parole board chair); Mujahid Farid (Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP); Vanda Seward (Director of Statewide Reentry Services); Assemblyman Jeffrion L. Aubry (District 35/Corona, Queens and Speaker Pro Tem); Alan Rosenthal (Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse); Soffiyah Elijah (Executive Director, Correctional Association of New York)
Panelists and attendees will discuss the problem with current parole policies, how to fix them, and how our communities would benefit from parole reform.
Sponsored by Jeffrion L. Aubry
Co-sponsored by Senators Kevin Parker and Bill Perkins
Members of the Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus
JOIN THE CONVERSATION and JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO REFORM PAROLE!
For more information: 212-254-5700 To show the widespread interest in changing the Parole Board practice of denying parole to those who can demonstrate their readiness for release, we need to fill the room to overflowing. Please help us do that!