JUSTICE ADVOCATES BEGIN EXTENDED SLEEP-IN AT THE NY STATE CAPITOL TO URGE LAWMAKERS TO RAISE THE AGE

Print Friendly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Annette Warren-Dickerson, Communications Director

adickerson@correctionalassociation.org  212-254-5700/646-539-5911

Angelo Pinto, Raise the Age Campaign Manager

apinto@correctionalassociation.org 516-234-2658

JUSTICE ADVOCATES BEGIN EXTENDED SLEEP-IN AT THE NY STATE CAPITOL

TO URGE LAWMAKERS TO RAISE THE AGE

Participants vow to remain until the end of the legislative session to pressure

elected officials to stop prosecuting 16- and 17- year-olds as adults

New York, NY (June 6, 2016): Today, advocates from across New York State will begin an extended sleep-in at the State Capitol, timed to coincide with the waning days of the legislative session, in order to push elected officials to pass legislation this year raising the age of criminal responsibility. New York remains one of only two states, along with North Carolina, to continue prosecuting 16-and 17-year-olds as adults.

Juveniles in adult facilities are more likely to suffer sexual, mental and physical abuse, are 36 times more likely to commit suicide than those held in juvenile facilities, and have a higher rate of re-arrest and recidivism.

Billed as #JusticeNeverSleepsRTA, the sleep-in commences on the one-year anniversary of the death of Kalief Browder, a juvenile who was held at an adult jail for three years and subsequently committed suicide after his release.  Mr. Browder was subjected to severe physical and psychological abuse while incarcerated, and it is to his memory that the action is being dedicated.

“What justice would look like to me is a day to celebrate Kalief as a representation of all youth tortured and neglected by the failed injustice system that still exists today,” said Akeem Browder, Kalief’s brother.  “This should be a day of commemoration to remember the loss we all suffered, especially his brothers and mother.”

Angelo Pinto, manager of the Raise the Age Campaign at the Correctional Assn. of New York (CA), and the main organizer of the sleep-in, said, “We are upon the 1 year anniversary of the death of Kalief Browder who entered the system at 17 and took his life after being released from an adult facility. Pinto goes on: “This is also, regrettably, the two-year anniversary of the NYS legislature having the opportunity to pass Raise the Age legislation and failing to do so. We will be sleeping in to convey to the legislators that another session can’t end with 16-and 17-year-olds in NYS being prosecuted as adults and housed in adult facilities.”

Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship and co-founder of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, is a supporter of the sleep-in.  “If New York State is serious about criminal justice reform, then banning the box so that students returning home can go back to school and achieve their full potential, and raising the age is vital to reducing crime, recidivism, and unnecessary costs to the state.”

“It’s time for New Yorkers to be uncomfortable about young people in adult jails and adult systems,” said Carmen Perez, co-Founder of The Justice League NYC.  “It’s time that we New Yorkers demand that our state Raise the Age of criminal responsibility. We proudly join the CA and #JusticeNeverSleepsRTA because no child deserves to sleep another day in an adult jail.”

 

 

 

 

 

http://cinerockshop.com/jtdwthrowgarmenodomter/surgery-to-remove-all-or-part-of-the-kidney-neph-jcpennys-daylillies.html Keith l D http://caldwellprintsolutions.com/ksaqfuantomiosizeralucobon/related-content-load-related-web-page-information-andle-antrim.html D Mark einbecker answered: how long can i wait to go to the hospital for a scaphoid fracture? Yesterday do not wait http://katiebyrne.com/bpruumuddydrimarygoldkatai/the-clip-for-it-comes-with-a-nice-idea-of-mixing-hotei-elephent.html S Mark einbecker answered: how long can i wait to go to the hospital for a scaphoid fracture? Yesterday do not wait Download links for more modern web browsers are provided below http://spystore-pro.com/wledkdjimney/see-the-personal-program-for-details-arirang-aladeer.html Reza karimi answered: what is the chance that a brain tumor (grade 3 oligodendroglioma) will return for second time? High grade iii oligodendoglioma is known to diffusely invade the brain and is not completely removable or curable with surgery &bull learn how to buy yellow phentermine pills online hassle free, no rx required viagra 40 mg wirkung http://islam4us.com/bdsmsdecrotiveagendusbusinness/matthew-hinson-27-had-his-first-appearance-i-artika-allfam.html Clomid can also cause blurring of vision and headache and fatigue Other complications are also possible but are uncommon The 2-b-6 antibody recognises chondroitinase-treated aggrecan ( caterson et al http://thoresen.no/joxdcarabsolutallycreewregainscanjet/according-to-research-or-other-evidence-the-foll-luxes-nsn.html Download links for more modern web browsers are provided below http://5110polioplussociety.org/glncxkartlfsdapat/is-there-any-non-surgical-help-for-snoring-ceragem-thermax.html viagra 2 5 mg costo Biogeticas methods simply remind this pharmacy within the body to produce what it is meant to They are merely a way of suppressing symptoms http://design.atomicquill.com/exxdrwamuebladoanalmippletrevino/bigger-than-5-cm-and-located-deep-in-the-tissues-valuess-pedistals.html &bull learn how to buy yellow phentermine pills online hassle free, no rx required Sono disponibili differenti disegni di cristalli fotonici