About: Lauren Melodia

Content by Lauren Melodia

Parole Justice Victories and Next Steps
Thank you everyone for your incredible work these past few weeks. You made calls, wrote letters, and even visited your legislators on behalf of the movement for parole justice. The message we heard from many in Albany is that your voices were loud, clear and persistent. We write with exciting news and an update on […]
The death of John MacKenzie at the hands of the New York State Parole Board will not be in Vain!
Parole Justice New York joined with many other organizations to host joint demonstrations in New York City and Albany to hold the Parole Board accountable for the suicide of John MacKenzie, a stalwart advocate for parole reform. Many thanks to Vikki Law for this piece about John and the fight to change this dysfunctional system. […]
July 9th Elders in Prison Event (Queens, NY)