A better proposal for NYS parole regulations
In 2011, an Executive Law mandated the New York State Board of Parole to base release decisions on risk assessment tools, but until now, the board has failed to do so.
Now the Board of Parole has posted for public comment their revised regulations to meet this legal need.
As written, their regulations would not achieve the goal of changing parole practices and increasing the safe release of elderly incarcerated people, so the Correctional Association and the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign have proposed an alternative version of parole regulations.
John J. Lennon, a contributing writer at The Marshall Project, has written for Vice, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He is currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. He will be eligible for parole in 2029. Joe Cardo was out hunting for half-smoked cigarettes. From my perch at the white-boys’ table of the A Block [...]Read More
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WOMEN AND ISOLATED CONFINEMENT Women held in isolated confinement are subjected to dehumanizing treatment—treatment that makes it difficult for them to maintain their dignity, hygiene, nutrition and personal property. They can get in trouble for something as simple as attempting to talk to the person next to them. They are denied commissary privileges which provide [...]Read More