New York Lawmakers Fail to Deliver on Parole Legislation to Address State’s Incarceration Crisis

New York Lawmakers Fall Short on Passing Critical Parole Legislation

The New York State Legislature failed to pass Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole this session, despite strong support from more than 300 organizations, endorsements from Members of Congress, the NAACP, and victims and survivors groups, and overwhelming evidence that these bills would save lives.

What's happening with criminal justice reform in New York

New York voters presented elected leaders with a clear mandate this past November: go bold on criminal justice reform. Despite the millions spent by opponents of criminal justice reform on ad campaigns riddled with fear-mongering, racism, and lies, New Yorkers stood on the side of justice and are demanding legislative changes that decarcerate jails and prisons. Unfortunately, bail reform rollbacks that were implemented last summer are increasing the pretrial jail population, and we must actively work to reverse course. In addition, we must work to create more meaningful opportunities for people in prisons across the state through passage of parole reform.

This is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to spread rapidly across jails and prisons and has claimed dozens of lives.

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