Parole Justice New York

We are a coalition of organizations and individuals working to change unsafe, unfair, and unjust parole policies. This site is a starting point for you to take action, gather information, and stay informed. Together we can pass the SAFE Parole Act!

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We are a coalition of over one hundred organizations and countless individuals from across New York state working together to pass the Safe and Fair Evaluations (SAFE) Parole Act (S.1728 / A.2930). Every day, we face the pain of watching our loved ones repeatedly denied parole despite their best efforts to demonstrate their readiness to come home and be a positive influence on their community. All too often, our loved ones are only denied parole due to the nature of the crime – a factor that  can never be changed. Join our coalition!

Organizations that have Endorsed the SAFE Parole Act:

Advocacy Campaign for Trans Prisoners

Albany County Central Federation of Labor, Albany

Albany Friends Meeting, Albany

All Things Harlem, NYC

Alternative Chance, NYC

Amnesty International—Ithaca Chapter

Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn

Avodah Dance Ensemble, NYC

Back to Basics Outreach Ministry, Buffalo

Binghamton Justice Projects

Broken Chains Prison Ministry Outreach, Staten Island

The Bronx Defenders

Brooklyn Defender Services

Buffalo Local Action Committee (BLAC)

Burning Books, Buffalo

Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, Albany

Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse

Center for Law and Justice, Albany

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, NYC

Central NY Save the Kids, Syracuse

Chaverim Organization, Sullivan C.F.

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club, NYC

Church of Gethsemane, NYC

Citizen Action of New York State

Citizens Against Recidivism, NYC

Coalition for Parole Restoration, NYC

College and Community Fellowship, NYC

Community Service Society, NYC

The Correctional Association of New York

District Council 37, AFSCME, NYC

The Drug Policy Alliance

End the New Jim Crow Action Network (Poughkeepsie, Newburg, Kingston, Woodstock)

Episcopal Peace Fellowship of the Ithaca Area

Erie County Prisoners’ Rights Coalition

Exodus Transitional Community, NYC

Exponents Harm Reduction Coalition, NYC

Focus Churches of Albany

The Fortune Society, NYC

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC

Greenhope Service for Women, NYC

Harlem Restoration Project

Hispanics In Progress, Attica CF

HourChildren, Long Island City

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Ossining

In Your Face, NYC

Incarcerated Nation, NYC

Inside Out Art, NYC

Ithaca Area Prisoner Justice Network

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, New York City

Jewish Voice for Peace, Albany Chapter

Judicial Process Commission, Rochester

Just Leadership USA

Justice Committee of Sisters of St. Joseph, Albany Province

Latinos Unidos, Elmira C.F.

Latinos United Organization, Sullivan C.F.

Legal Action Center

Logan Jaycees, Auburn Correctional Facility Chapter NYS Jaycees

Men of All Colors Acting Together, NYC

Milk Not Jails, NYC

Morningside Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, NYC

Nassau Inmate Advocacy Group, Hempstead

National Action Network Second Chance Committee, New York

National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYS Criminal Justice Committee

National H.I.R.E Network, NYC

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

New York City Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, NYC

New York City Jericho Movement

New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

New York State Council of Churches

New York State Defenders Association

New York State Defenders’ Justice Fund

New York State Prisoner Justice Network

New York State Working Families Organization

New York Task Force on Political Prisoners

The Osborne Association

Otisville Correctional Facility Lifers and Long Termers Organization

Parole Preparation Project, PPP

Peaceprints of Western New York, Buffalo

Prison Action Network, Albany

Prison Families Anonymous, Central Islip

Prison Policy Initiative, Massachusetts

Prisoners Are People Too!, Buffalo

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

Project Care, Sullivan Correctional Facility

Project Connect, Brooklyn

Release Aging People in Prison, NYC

Riverside Church Prison Ministry, NYC

Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Against Mass Incarceration, Albany

Saratoga Peace Alliance

The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC

SO Hopeful of New York

Social Justice Center of Albany

Social Responsibility Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

Solidarity of the Capital District

The Staten Island Executive Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Stop Prison Abuse

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Think Outside the Cell Foundation, Inc.

Troy Area Labor Council

Veterans Organization, Sullivan Correctional Facility

VOCAL New York

WESPAC Foundation

Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence

Western New York Peace Center, Buffalo

WORTH Women on the Rise Telling HerStory

Youth Represent