RAPP (RAPPCampaign.com) promotes the release of people in New York State prisons who are over age 50, have served considerable time, and pose no threat to public safety. We urge the governor and other policy-makers to use existing mechanisms—parole, compassionate release, and clemency— to release these elders, and to pass the S.A.F.E. Parole Act to increase parole release rates for everyone.
Come to our monthly meeting in NYC: WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 • 6:00-8:15 pm • 6 to 8 pm (with pizza and soda)
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Bring Our Elders Home!
New York needlessly confines thousands of senior citizens to cruel and degrading conditions in prison.Risk of committing a new crime decreases with age, and people over 50 who serve long sentences for serious felonies are the least likely to return to prison after release. Many have records of positive achievement in prison and are praised by prison officials as peacemakers and role models. Despite these truths, the vast majority of seniors in prison a...