Release Aging People in Prison

RAPP ( 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, September 6th, 2017 • 6:00-8:15 pm (with pizza and soda) • Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (121/122nd Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10027

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Jan 7, 2015 | Farid

Until February 1, 2014, the public can comment on the Board of Parole’s proposed regulation revisions and on the problems with current parole practices. Here is a listing of some of the incarcerated people, advocates, organizations, individuals, and family members that have already submitted comments.

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Annette Arntsen

Patrick Austin (page 1) (page 2) (page 3)

Center for Community Alternatives

Community Service Society

Correctional Association of New York and Release Aging People in Prison Campaign (joint submission)

Stephen F. Downs

Thomas Grant (former Board of Parole Commissioner)

George Hill
Cheryl L. Kates-Benman, Esq.

Legal Action Center

Marianne Makman, M.D.
Lana Povitz

Juan Saldana (page 1) (page 2)

Bryan Welton

Woodbourne Long Termers Organization

Barbara Zeller, M.D.

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