NYS Assembly Committee on Correction hearing re: Board of Parole practices, December 4, 2013
Mujahid Farid, head of the Release of Aging People in Prison(RAPP) Campaign, appeared before the New York State Assembly Committee on Correction on December 4, 2013 to testify about issues impacting thousands of people confined in New York State prisons who regularly appear before the Parole Board for release consideration.
Farid’s testimony offers a unique perspective; In addition to documented incidents, reported cases, and publicly recorded testimony by others, Farid discusses his personal experience as a formerly incarcerated person who was released in April 2011 after serving thirty-three years in prison.
The RAPP Campaign is an independent organizing and policy project that aims to establish a parole process in New York State that is transparent, all inclusive and fair, in which the Parole Board bases its decisions on legitimate public safety risk and individuals’ personal growth while in prison. RAPP focuses on the rapidly expanding population of aging people in prison — many of whom are long-termers convicted of serious offenses. Farid’s work is made possible by a Soros Justice Fellowship through the Open Society Foundation. The RAPP Campaign is located and hosted at the Correctional Association of New York.
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