Petitions

NY- Greg Mingo; 39 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-free-greg-mingo-help-bring-an-innocent-man-home

NB-Ed Poindexter; 42 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/nebraska-board-of-pardons-free-ed-poindexter-from-prison-now

FL-Michael B. Edwards; 27 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/florida-clemency-board-give-michael-edwards-his-life-back

LA-Gloria Williams; 50 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/governor-john-bel-edwards-tell-john-bel-edwards-free-mama-glo-hospitalized-with-covid-19-sign-clemency-petition

MD-Kenny Collins; 33 Years in Prison-https://www.thepetitionsite.com/990/321/719/free-kenny-collins-an-innocent-man-imprisoned-for-30-years/

PA-Carl Sheldon Daniels; 32 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/su/p/prison-lifer-s-before-and-after-free-the-sincere-one-carl-sheldon-daniels/f

GA-CIVIL RIGHTS ICON -H. Rap Brown/Imam Jamil Al-Amin; 20 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/fulton-county-district-attorney-paul-howard-new-trial-for-imam-jamil-al-amin-fka-h-rap-brown



NEWS


NY-Advocate Lawmakers Hope to Reform Elder Parole in 2021-https://news.wbfo.org/post/advocates-lawmakers-hope-reform-elder-parole-202. April 13, 2021.

NY-Parole Reform Bill Puts Age and Number of Years Served as Criteria for Eligibility- https://brooklyn.news12.com/parole-reform-bill-puts-age-and-number-of-years-served-as-criteria-for-eligibility. April 12, 2021.

FED-Letter: 60 Current and Former Prosecutors Sign Letter Pushing for Sentencing Review and Second Chance Opportunities. https://www.davisvanguard.org/2021/04/letter-60-current-and-former-prosecutors-sign-letter-pushing-for-sentencing-review-and-second-chance-opportunities/. April 9, 2021.

Guantanamo Bay- Guantanamo Bay Not Equipped To Cope With Medical Issues Faced by Aging Detainees-https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/guantanamo-bay-not-equipped-to-cope-with-medi-1217983.html. April 8th, 2021.

MA-State Parole Board Clemency Process Need Reform- https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/05/opinion/state-parole-board-clemency-process-need-reform/. April 5, 2021.

CA(Ruchell Cinque Magee)-Statewide Day of Action Demands Freedom for Longest Held Political Prisoner. https://www.liberationnews.org/statewide-day-of-action-demands-freedom-for-longest-held-political-prisoner-in-the-united-states/. March 31, 2021.

FL- Why Has it Been So Easy to Send Innocent People to Florida's Death Row?-https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/editorials/os-fl-op-edit-cjr-innocent-people-death-row-20210325-6htld65stbhwvhrohtziu5rsiu-story.html. March 25, 2021.

IL- More Than 1,000 Medically Vulnerable IDOC Inmates to be Released Under Lawsuit Settlement- https://news.wttw.com/2021/03/23/more-1000-medically-vulnerable-idoc-inmates-be-released-under-lawsuit-settlement. March 23, 2021.

FED (Sundiata Acoli) (NJ, MD)- After Half a Century in Prison, Elderly Black Panther Should Not Be Left to Die in Prison-https://theintercept.com/2021/03/28/elderly-prisoner-black-panther-parole/. March 28, 2021.

AZ- As Arizona's prison population ages taxpayers shoulder the burden of inmate healthcare. https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/as-arizonas-prison-population-ages-taxpayers-shoulder-the-burden-of-inmate-healthcare. March 17, 2021.

VA- Coalition Launches Century of Mass Clemency Initiative-http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2021/mar/18/coalition-launches-century-mass-clemency-initiativ/. March 18, 2021.

IL-Illinois Should Remove Hurdles to parole, especially for older inmates-https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-031621-20210315-fojmgpm3nnbzvkqbo5kdkqfbee-story.html. March 15, 2021.

OK- Medically Frail Inmates focus of Bill-https://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/community/medically-frail-inmates-focus-of-bill/article_32c2cfc6-55cf-530d-92d1-7e30478c3711.html. March 11, 2021.

PA (William Daniels)-A Pittsburgh Native Has Claimed Innocence in Homicide Conviction for 23 years but has Struggled to get many to notice his Case- https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/a-pittsburgh-native-has-claimed-innocence-in-homicide-conviction-for-23-years-but-has-struggled-to-get-many-to-notice-his-case/Content?oid=19057871. March 10, 2021.

FED-Study 1 in 7 U.S. prisoners is serving life, and two thirds are people of color. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/02/life-sentences-growing/. March 2, 2021.

FED- Over 200,000 People are Serving Life Sentences in Prison. These are the Consequences-https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/prisons-and-jails/2021/sentencing-project-report-life-imprisonment/ February 25, 2021.

FED-What Happened When Life Sentences Got Out of Control-https://reason.com/2021/02/25/what-happened-when-life-sentences-got-out-of-control/. February 25, 2021.

FL-The Florida Prison System is broken- https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/regional/florida/the-florida-prison-system-is-broken-senators-discuss-bi-partisan-criminal-justice-reform/67-da8d4a29-7417-40c3-b1b7-b89e41e354a7. February 19, 2021.

LA- More than 1 in 10 Louisiana Prisoners are Serving Life Without Parole. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_e7058664-72d7-11eb-b165-5f6353dd6744.html. February 19, 2021.

MO- Move to Release Older Prisoners in Missouri Could Advance in House. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/move-to-release-older-prisoners-in-missouri-could-advance-in-house/article_6c56c4b2-8a92-5d6d-9bb9-24b4c64d5713.html. February 15, 2021.

PA-Erie's last "juvenile lifer"  is made Elgible for Parole in 1976 Killing, When he was 17-https://www.goerie.com/story/news/crime/2021/02/13/allen-brown-last-juvenile-lifer-erie-county-pa-ruled-eligible-parole/6672662002/. February 13, 2021.

PA-Gov. Tom Wolf Grants Clemency to 13 People Sentenced to Life-https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/02/gov-tom-wolf-grants-clemency-to-13-people-sentenced-to-life.html. February 12, 2021.

FL-Florida's Prisoners Strain Budge and Should be Considered for Release-https://news.gulfbreezenews.com/articles/aging-prisoners-strain-floridas-budget-and-should-be-considered-for-release/. February 11, 2021.

PA-Joseph Ligon-https://www.inquirer.com/news/joe-ligon-juvenile-lifer-philadelphia-incarceration-release-lifetime-parole-20210211.html?outputType=amp. February 11, 2021.

MI-https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/juvenile-lifer-locked-50-years-free-75430101. January 22, 2021.

Elderly Political Prisoners- 2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner-https://www.workers.org/2021/01/54004//. January 20, 2021.

CO-https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/20/anthony-martinez-colorado-special-needs-prison-parole/

NJ-Bill Underwood-https://eurweb.com/2021/01/17/bill-underwood-is-free-former-music-exec-granted-compassionate-release-from-prison-after-33-years/. January 17, 2021.

MA-Joseph Messere-https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/the-shameful-covid-19-death-of-joseph-messere/. January 9, 2021.

Guantanamo Bay-A Lingering Symbol of US Injustice-https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/guantanamo-bay-lingering-symbol-us-injustice. January 9, 2021.

NY- Harlem Woman Pushes NY Prisons To Release Her Aging Husband-https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/harlem-woman-pushes-ny-prisons-release-her-aging-husband. January 7, 2021.

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