Release Aging People in Prison

RAPP (RAPPCampaign.com) promotes the release of people in New York State prisons who are age 50 and older, 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, January 11, 2017 • 6:00-8:15 pm •  6 to 8 pm (with pizza and soda) • See RAPPCampaign.com/events for details

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Recent News

New York Times editorial: "Why Keep the Old and Sick Behind Bars?"
by the New York Times Editorial Board, January 3, 2017 Anyone who visits a prison these days might be shocked to see what looks more like a nursing home with bars and metal detectors. Prisoners put away y...
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RAPP Slogan, "If the Risk is Low, Let Them Go," makes a good headline!
“If the Risk is Low, Let Them Go” —by Renee Feltz, the Indypendent How a man who served 33 years on a 15-to-life sentence is pushing New York’s intransigent parole board to release violent offenders who have aged out of crime, the fastest growing segment of ...
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Women in need of freedom: Eraina Pretty, 56, incarcerated in Maryland
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The Maryland Parole Commission recommended Eraina for release. That recommendation was denied in 2011.
Help Push the NYS Parole Board Closer to Justice
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Fueled by our grief over the death of John MacKenzie in his 40th year in prison and after his 10th parole denial, we must now pu...
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