The Supreme Court ruled that the ban on life without parole (LWOP) sentences for young people must be applied retroactively. This can alleviate the crisis of aging behind bars in the future.
Important new report on the crisis of aging in New York State prisons. More important still: Some solutions.
RAPP lead organizer Mujahid Farid talks about RAPP, the Correctional Association of NY, parole, and justice.
An editorial in the timesunion.com by Elizabeth Gaynes & Brian Fischer (Aging Reentry Task Force and the Osborne Association)
This poem was written in prison in 1998 by Laura Whitehorn, now an organizer for RAPP
The very same police union that refuses to recognize that #BlackLivesMatter also prevents elders from winning release on parole from state prisons.
An article from "The Roots of Mass Incarceration: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor," edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Johanna Fernandez
Wednesday, January 28, 2015: How advocates & attorneys can fight for parole justice in NY state—a continuing legal education program
There wouldn't be so many elders incarcerated in NY prisons if the parole board worked as it should.
You can't escape this news: The number of elders behind bars in this country continues to rise. Time to release aging people in prison, we say.
Interview at Albany New York Political Event
Shazzia's interest in prison issues comes from family experience
Farid from RAPP says he has first-hand experience with the pain of people aging in prison