Coronavirus/COVID-19 News, Petitions, Campaigns, Meetings-https://www.facebook.com/apphrcusa/

Federal Bureau of Prisons/BOP: COVID-19 Updates-https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/.

World Health Organization-Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/434026/Preparedness-prevention-and-control-of-COVID-19-in-prisons.pdf?dm_i=21A8,6SM73,FLWT3F,R7PLZ,1

Pandemic Response Justice Act-https://www.rollcall.com/2020/05/12/house-pitches-justice-system-changes-in-new-covid-19-relief-bill/. May 12, 2020.

June

New York-Move of older prisoners to Adirondack Correctional ignites fear, outrage among their families-https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/41782/20200630/move-of-older-prisoners-to-adirondack-correctional-ignites-fear-outrage-among-their-families. June 30, 2020.

Louisiana-As kids, they were sentenced to a lifetime in prison. A new law might give them a second chance-https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/courts/article_4a08e548-b015-11ea-8449-cb0d0c33cef1.html. June 29, 2020.

Federal-Prisoners in US suffering dementia may hit 200,000 within the next decade – many won’t even know why they are behind bars-https://theconversation.com/prisoners-in-us-suffering-dementia-may-hit-200-000-within-the-next-decade-many-wont-even-know-why-they-are-behind-bars-138236. June 25, 2020.

Bobby Moore-Bobby Moore’s death sentence is changed to life in prison after lengthy court fights over intellectual disability-https://www.kltv.com/2020/06/10/bobby-moores-death-sentence-is-changed-life-prison-after-lengthy-court-fights-over-intellectual-disability/ . June 8, 2020.

Jalil Muntaquim-New York State Won’t Grant Temporary Release To Former Black Panther Hospitalized With Covid-19-https://theappeal.org/new-york-state-wont-grant-temporarily-release-to-former-black-panther-hospitalized-with-covid-19/. June 8, 2020. (50 years in prison)

Virginia-The criminal justice reform agenda Virginia Democrats deferred to 2021-https://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/the-criminal-justice-reform-agenda-virginia-democrats-deferred-to-2021/article_510fb488-a8dc-11ea-bf2d-07c8909f4318.html. June 7, 2020.

Federal Settlement Reached On Reducing Prison Population To Prevent COVID Spread-https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20200607_federal_settlement_reached_on_reducing_prison_population_to/ . June 7, 2020.

May

Benjamin Smalls, Jailhouse Lawyer and Prison Reformer, Dies at 72-https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/obituaries/benjamin-smalls-dead.html. May 31, 2020.

Jalil Muntaqim- New York Appealed to Keep an Elderly Prisoner Behind Bars — Then He Got Coronavirus-https://theintercept.com/2020/05/27/coronavirus-elderly-prisoner-jalil-muntaqim/. May 27, 2020. (Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time-https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/19/former-black-panther-jalil-muntaqim-denied-release. December 2018.)

NYRAPP-Those Most in Need Of Mercy: Why Melissa Tanis Works to Get Elders Out of Prison-https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/those-most-in-need-of-mercy-why-melissa-tanis-works-to-get-elders-out-of-prison/. May 20, 2020.

Women Prisoners- How Long is Long Enough for a Woman Serving a Life Sentence?https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.com/lifestyles/opinion-how-long-long-enough-for-woman-serving-life-sentence/5O0XKeSnjNRz2N0b0GXtRO/amp.html. May 15, 2020.

NEW YORK-He Was One of New York’s Most Famous Prisoners. Now He’s One of Its Oldest—and Most Vulnerable.https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/05/he-was-one-of-new-yorks-most-famous-prisoners-now-hes-one-of-its-oldest-and-most-vulnerable/. May 13, 2020.

OHIO-Multiple Ohio prison deaths include inmate arguing innocence-https://www.mystateline.com/news/national/multiple-ohio-prison-deaths-include-inmate-arguing-innocence/ May 11, 2020. NOTE- (Carlos Ridley; client of Innocence Project died of COVID-19 in prison after proclaiming innocence for over 40 years.)

Abolition/Decarceration-Building a more humane future: Organizing for prison abolition during COVID-19. https://www.dailycal.org/2020/05/08/incarcerated/. May 8, 2020.

Guest Commentary: RJI Recommendations for Countries Responding to Covid-19 in Prisons & Jails. https://www.davisvanguard.org/2020/05/guest-commentary-rji-recommendations-for-countries-responding-to-covid-19-in-prisons-jails/ . May 4, 2020.

Florida-Point of View: Officials should order ‘conditional medical release’ for Florida prison, jail inmates.https://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/20200503/point-of-view-officials-should-order-conditional-medical-release-for-florida-prison-jail-inmates. May 3, 2020. 

Eraina Pretty Freedom Campaign News Articles

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-md-rodricks-0527-20200526-caoqephqrngprmwoaa7pc4a5zi-story.html

https://theappeal.org/parole-reform-might-have-freed-marylands-longest-serving-incarcerated-woman-instead-she-was-hospitalized-with-covid-19/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/marylands-longest-serving-female-prisoner-had-covid-19-lawmakers-push-for-her-release/2020/05/20/e40a05fa-9aad-11ea-a282-386f56d579e6_story.html%3foutputType=amp

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/marylands-longest-serving-female-inmate-denied-parole-twice-tests-positive-for-covid-19

https://urbanmarketplace.us/maryland-inmate-who-was-granted-parole-twice-but-denied-by-governors-has-covid-19/

https://bossfm.com/2020/05/11/maryland-inmate-who-was-granted-parole-twice-but-denied-by-governors-has-covid-19/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theroot.com/maryland-inmate-who-was-granted-parole-twice-but-denied-1843397173/amp

https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/maryland-inmate-who-was-granted-parole-twice-but-denied-by-governors-has-covid-19.3498841/#post-57733439

https://www.washingtoninformer.com/md-lawmakers-to-discuss-coronavirus-concerns-in-prisons/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/bars-40-years-maryland-woman-seeks-release-due/story%3fid=70522653

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-ed-0503-rodricks-20200501-fez43qz4drcedokrifwgt3mlge-story.html%3foutputType=amp

APRIL

APP-HRC Freedom Campaign-PA-Woman involved in 1976 Chester County murder released-https://www.dailylocal.com/news/woman-involved-in-1976-chester-county-murder-released/article_0a631c32-87d0-11ea-a6d3-5fddf0ba5835.html . April 27, 2020. (NOTE: Ms. Eliza Medley passed Wednesday early morning on May 15, 2020. She spent 45 years in prison as part of group crime, she was not the shooter, she was 20 years old. She released from prison hospice with liver and kidney disease in April 2020 to her last surviving sibling a sister. Her parents and other siblings died during her 45 years in prison. ) 

APP-HRC Freedom Campaign-MO-Documentary about longest-serving female inmate in Missouri urges clemency amid COVID-19 spread-https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/longest-serving-female-inmate-in-missouri-hopes-for-clemency . April 3, 2020.

MARCH

Abolition/Restorative Justice-Leap of faith: Programming radical imagination-https://www.dailycal.org/2020/03/21/leap-of-faith-programming-radical-imagination/. March 21, 2020.

Illinois-Amensa Bne Ra- https://mailchi.mp/a7cd0e97442d/amensab-bne-ra-is-innocent-after-45-years-he-is-free

Kansas- https://www.kcur.org/post/seg-1-kansas-aging-inmates-seg-2-civil-discourse-topeka#stream/0

Albert Woodfox-https://news.streetroots.org/2020/03/06/after-decades-solitary-confinement-albert-woodfox-fights-better-humanity

Romaine Chip Fitzgerald-https://sfbayview.com/2020/03/free-romaine-chip-fitzgerald-an-open-letter-to-gov-gavin-newsom/

FEBRUARY

Maryland-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wbaltv.com/amp/article/proposed-bill-would-take-governors-office-out-of-parole-decisions/31251543

Maryland- https://action.aclu.org/send-message/take-politics-out-parole?ms_aff=MD&initms_aff=MD&ms=200303_PoliticsOutOfParole_&initms=200303_PoliticsOutOfParole_&ms_chan=tw&initms_chan=tw

https://theappeal.org/justice-in-america-probation-and-parole/

Michael Edwards-30 yrs in prison for a tablespoon of cocaine
https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41808968/nikki-fried-working-to-get-high-profile-fort-myers-case-up-for-review

Willie Mae Harris-https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory/arkansas-woman-convicted-husbands-killing-parole-69397578

Restorative justice-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/arts/design/prison-architecture.amp.html%3f0p19G=0038

Virginia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/update-geriatric-prison-release-bill-advances/amp/

Second Chances-https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/606121/

New York-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wwnytv.com/2020/01/30/inmates-even-with-life-sentences-could-go-free-under-state-proposals/%3foutputType=amp

South Africa-http://m.startribune.com/ap-was-there-nelson-mandela-released-from-jail-30-years-ago/567724422/

Prison Monopoly-https://www.google.com/amp/s/yellowhammernews.com/money-for-nothing-more-prisons-and-more-punishment-havent-made-us-safer/amp/

Abolition-https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html

Pennsylvania-https://www.google.com/amp/s/whyy.org/articles/how-to-lower-prison-costs-secretary-advises-medical-parole/amp/

Florida-https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2020/02/19/the-fate-of-seriously-ill-prisoners-shackled-to-a-hospital-bed-and-rarely-let-out-even-to-use-a-bathroom/

Virginia-https://theappeal.org/politicalreport/virginia-and-minors-eligible-for-parole/

Virginia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/us/parole-virginia.amp.html

Louisiana-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_31f0dc98-54cd-11 be ea-807c-b3a2c890a656.amp.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-42-year-inmates-choice-exoneration-fight-or-deal-with-the-devil-for-freedom/2020/02/19/47564e50-4e84-11ea-bf44 f5043eb3918a_story.html%3foutputType=amp

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE-https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/world-we-want/2020/02/19/making-space-for-restorative-justice/

Michigan-https://www.fox7austin.com/news/michigan-man-seeks-release-25-years-into-60-year-sentence-for-selling-pot

Virginia -https://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2020/02/hard-time-virginia-vol-5-no-2_13.html

Missouir-https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/elderly-prisoners-could-become-eligible-for-parole-hearings-under-bill/article_4c1dbc16-4e8e-11ea-925a-d7eb05d93570.html

https://www.kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-consider-early-release-inmates-65-and-older#stream/0

https://fox2now.com/2020/02/13/incarcerated-senior-citizens-could-receive-parole-hearing-under-proposed-legislation/
New York-https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Redemption-is-possible-15059293.php

https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2020/02/14/new-yorks-elderly-prisoners-are-asking-for-a-second-chance/

Federal-https://thecrimereport.org/2020/02/13/increased-state-prison-mortality-rate-comes-with-rise-in-elderly-population/

Virginia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-abolished-parole-25-years-ago-now-efforts-to-restore-it-are-advancing/2020/02/01/c36c85ae-4218-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html%3foutputType=amp

Mutulu Shakur-https://sfbayview.com/2020/02/34-years-too-long-the-case-of-political-prisoner-of-war-dr-mutulu-shakur/

Louisiana-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_9769c546-4440-11ea-a045-87b5ee818f05.amp.html

JANUARY

Kids to Aging Prisoners-https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/01/30/what-s-the-meaning-of-life-when-sentencing-kids

Abolition-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/what-would-a-world-without-prisons-be-like/amp

Pennsylvania-https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/fetterman-shapiro-say-they-both-believe-in-second-chances-pardons-board-votes-tell-two-different-stories/

Patty Prewitt-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kctv5.com/news/investigations/clemency-backlog-patty-prewitt-s-family-says-she-s-served/article_4af5ba18-3c47-11ea-88de-bf6e70df552c.amp.html

James 'Sneaky' White-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.jta.org/2020/01/24/united-states/after-38-years-jewish-convict-who-helped-1500-inmates-earn-degrees-is-released-from-prison/amp

Conviction Integrity Units-https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.news-press.com/amp/4545435002

Philadelphia-https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/feature-article/flashpoint-extra-another-philadelphia-man-exonerated

Philadelphia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/amp/28534817/philly-man-exonerated-after-spending-28-years-prison

Transformative Justice-https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/can-transformative-justice-on-college-campuses-work/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2020/01/22/end-mass-incarceration-u-s-needs-prison-alternatives-violent-crimes/4466214002/

LWOP-https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/01/elizabeth-warren-life-without-parole-death-penalty.amp

Tennessee-https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tennessean.com/amp/4271062002

https://www.news9.com/story/41572524/sentence-commutation-recommended-for-nearly-150-more-inmates

https://nj1015.com/murphy-signs-laws-to-streamline-parole-reform-juvenile-justice/

Philadelphia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-conviction-integrity-unit-exoneration-theophalis-wilson-christopher-williams-20200121.html%3foutputType=amp

Delbert Africa-https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/18/move-9-delbert-orr-africa-released-prison?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Twee

https://thecrimereport.org/2020/01/15/the-next-step-in-prison-reform-release-aging-inmates/

New York-https://gothamist.com/news/will-albany-give-older-ny-prisoners-chance-freedom

https://www.journalreview.com/stories/ap-exclusive-justice-changing-how-inmate-risk-is-assessed,110206

Michigan-https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Detroit-man-cleared-after-nearly-30-years-in-prision-566949841.html

Parole-https://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/9051-pursuing-more-justice-elder-parole-is-good-for-communities-across-new-york

https://www.google.com/amp/s/observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/bill-allowing-corrections-officers-opportunity-to-testify-in-parole-hearings/article_62f18c96-364d-11ea-98a0-2363a7ed1111.amp.html

Virginia-https://www.google.com/amp/s/wtvr.com/2020/01/11/prison-reform-bills-virginia-general-assembly-cns/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wric.com/news/politics/capitol-connection/lawmakers-could-expand-parole-eligibility-in-virginia/amp/

Maryland-https://theappeal.org/politicalreport/change-in-maryland-senate-reform-william-smith/

Florida-https://www.legalreader.com/future-of-prison-reform-in-florida/

Jamili Al Amin-https://sfbayview.com/2020/01/imam-jamil-al-amin-denied-cataract-surgery-call-bureau-of-prisons/

https://sfbayview.com/2020/01/liberate-the-caged-voices-free-sitawa/

Mutulu Shakur-https://sfbayview.com/2020/01/political-prisoner-dr-mutulu-shakur-69-diagnosed-with-bone-marrow-cancer/

Virginia-https://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Northam-proposes-sweeping-criminal-justice-reforms-14947684.php

First Step Act-https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/12/25/first-step-act-inmates-tanesha-bannister

Alabama-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/12/how-many-inmates-died-in-alabamas-prisons-in-2019.html%3foutputType=amp

Abolition-https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.teenvogue.com/story/what-is-prison-abolition-movement/amp