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/

MI- Horrace Peterson; 48 Years in Prison- https://www.change.org/p/gretchen-whitmer-free-horace-peterson-michigan-man-serves-life-in-prison-for-murder-he-didn-t-commit

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-Families of elderly convicts call for parole bill. https://www.whec.com/rochester-new-york-news/families-of-elderly-convicts-call-for-parole-bill/6125777/. May 29, 2021.

PA-Philadelphia Man Freed After 30 Years in Prison for Murder He Says He Didn’t Do. https://www.thedailybeast.com/eric-riddick-of-philadelphia-freed-after-30-years-in-prison-for-murder-he-says-he-didnt-do. May 28, 2021.

MI-'System worked': Man gets prison release after 48 years.  https://www.hollandsentinel.com/story/news/state/2021/05/26/system-worked-man-gets-prison-release-after-48-years/7445723002/?itm_source=AMP&itm_medium=UpNext. May 26, 2021.

MI-Michigan Man Exonerated of Murder After 32 Years in Prison.  https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/michigan-man-exonerated-of-murder-after-32-years-in-prison/2828399/. May 26, 2021.

FEDERAL-LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE SENTENCES ARE EXPLODING. But America's legal defense system hasn't kept pace. Almost 56,000 people are serving sentences that will keep them locked up until they die, but most states don’t have minimum qualifications for their lawyers. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/life-without-parole-sentences-are-exploding-america-s-legal-defense-n1268122. May 22, 2021.

FEDERAL-Life without parole is a 'slower' death sentence. Are legal defense systems measuring up? https://news.yahoo.com/life-without-parole-sentences-exploding-100016938.html. May 22, 2021.

MI-Flint family pushes for clemency for loved one who has served nearly 50 years in prison.https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/05/flint-family-pushes-for-clemency-for-loved-one-who-has-served-nearly-50-years-in-prison.html. May 21, 2021.

AR-Lafayette County man, imprisoned since 1984, gets Parole Board commutation recommendation.http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/lafayette_county/article_e6de0fa4-ba25-11eb-87e1-6feca7934870.html. May 21, 2021.

FEDERAL-As Life Without Parole Cases Rise, Finding Public Defenders Grows Harder. https://thecrimereport.org/2021/05/20/as-life-without-parole-cases-rise-finding-public-defenders-grows-harder/. May 20, 2021.

MD-Gov. Hogan should sign legislation to take governors out of Maryland’s parole process | COMMENTARY. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0520-governor-parole-20210519-ocxn6vrqofcdrfe5bl3kbb4r6q-story.html. May 19, 2021.

MO (Kevin Strickland; 1978) -Missouri Man Who Has Served 43 Years in Prison for Triple Murder Is Innocent: Prosecutors. https://www.insideedition.com/missouri-man-who-has-served-43-years-in-prison-for-triple-murder-is-innocent-prosecutors-66907. May 13, 2021.

FEDERAL-Compassionate Release For Incarcerated Individuals Prompts Lengthy Debate.https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/05/12/compassionate-release-for-incarcerated-individuals-prompts-lengthy-debate/. May 12, 2021.

FEDERAL-Forgetting And Forgotten: Older Prisoners Seek Release But Fall Through The Cracks.https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/994273368/forgetting-and-forgotten-older-prisoners-seek-release-but-fall-through-the-crack. May 11, 2021.

FEDERAL-UPCOMING TOWNHALL: RELEASE OF AGING BLACK POLITICAL PRISONERS URGENT.https://www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/justice/upcoming-townhall-release-of-aging-black-political-prisoners. May 6, 2021. 

IA (Gentric Hicks; 1976)-Anamosa Prison Inmate Not Exonerated in 1976 Murder Case.https://kmch.com/blog/2021/05/07/anamosa-prison-inmate-not-exonerated-in-1976-murder-case/. May 6, 2021.

PA-New monument in North Philly honors women helping others survive long Pa. prison sentences. https://whyy.org/articles/new-monument-in-n-philly-honors-women-helping-others-survive-long-pa-prison-sentences/. May 5, 2021.

LA (Bobby Sneed; 1974)-A man incarcerated at Angola for decades was granted parole. Now, after an alleged overdose days before his release, he may have to stay.https://thelensnola.org/2021/05/04/a-man-incarcerated-at-angola-for-decades-was-granted-parole-now-after-an-alleged-overdose-days-before-his-release-he-may-have-to-stay/. May 4, 2021.

NY-Parole reform advocates call for change, parole consideration for aging prisoners.https://bronx.news12.com/parole-reform-advocates-call-for-change-parole-consideration-for-aging-prisoners. May 1, 2021.

OK-Bill Ok'd for Medical Paroles. https://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/community/bill-okd-for-medical-paroles/article_7228f2ac-54d0-5221-8c3f-df63848a5cd2.html. May 1, 2021.

VA-Rally in Portsmouth calls for man's release from prison.https://www.wtkr.com/news/rally-to-support-portsmouth-mans-release-from-prison. April 30, 2021.

TN- Life Sentence for some Tennessee Convicts May be Cut in Half. https://fox17.com/news/local/life-sentence-for-some-tennessee-convicts-may-be-cut-in-half. April 30, 2021

MS-Advocates discuss impacts of expanded parole eligibility.https://www.wlox.com/2021/04/24/advocates-discuss-impacts-expanded-parole-eligibility/.April 24, 2021.

NC (Willie Womble; 1975)-Chatham man freed in 1975 murder can have DNA evidence used against him in new one. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article250806739.html. April 22, 2021.

NY-Bill Would Give Inmates Over 55 A Bid for Parole. https://www.pressrepublican.com/news/bill-would-give-inmates-over-55-bid-for-parole/article_bad06c8c-9f30-11eb-8a70-17bfdc3e3975.html. April 16, 2021.

PA (Earl Box; 1974)- Judge Denies Compassionate Release for Killer Dying of Stage 4 Cancer. https://dailyvoice.com/pennsylvania/dauphin/news/pa-judge-denies-compassionate-release-for-killer-dying-of-stage-4-cancer/807182/. April 16, 2021.

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.

LA-Guy Frank Served 20 Years in Prison for Stealing 2 Shirts. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/04/12/louisiana-prison-shirts-guy-frank/. April 12, 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.

FL-CROSLEY GREEN RELEASED AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN PRISON; Green was convicted of a murder and sentenced to death in 1990, despite no direct evidence linking him to the case. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/crosley-green-released-from-prison/. April 8, 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.

AL(Ron McKeithen)-Birmingham man released from prison after 37 years: “There are hundreds of thousands of guys in there just like me, who just need opportunity.https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-man-released-from-prison-after-37-years/. March 3, 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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