PETITIONS

MS- Evelyn Smith; 32 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/release-80-year-old-aging-evelyn-smith-mamae-from-ms-mdoc-cmcf-prison-now?redirect=false

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

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

NY- Michelle West-https://www.change.org/p/president-biden-clemency-for-michelle-west-serving-life-without-parole?redirect=false

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

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

MS-Mark Sumrell; 17 Years in Prison-https://www.change.org/p/kroger-kroger-should-support-clemency-for-mark-sumrell?redirect=false ---- https://theappeal.org/as-decriminalization-drives-reforms-for-marijuana-convictions-activists-see-others-serving-time-left-behind/

DE-527 YEARS-https://www.change.org/p/governor-carney-life-plus-527-years-sentence-the-unjustified-senten?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=eca63af0-b428-11ea-9b00-8df35aa4f6f7

VA-Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne Have Been Wrongfully Incarcerated For 20+ Years-https://www.change.org/p/sussex-county-commonwealth-attorney-terrence-richardson-and-ferrone-claiborne-have-been-wrongfully-incarcerated-for-20-years-801c7893-88a9-4335-8472-4acd680f1cde.

NEWS 

National-The Graying of America's Prison Population/Sentencing Project Report-https://thecrimereport.org/2022/06/23/the-graying-of-americas-prison-population/. June 23, 2022.

TN-New law will increase prison sentences;https://www.axios.com/local/nashville/2022/06/07/new-law-will-increase-prison-sentences-nashville. June 7, 2022.

LA-Louisiana man gets new start after prison release;https://wgno.com/news/louisiana/jefferson-parish/louisiana-man-gets-new-start-after-prison-release/. June 6, 2022.

CA-Aging in Prison: How Older Generations Fight for Dignity and Release;https://rafu.com/2022/05/aging-in-prison-how-older-generations-fight-for-dignity-and-release/. May 28,2022.

Canada-The Supreme Court’s ruling to end the death-in-prison penalty isn’t about the offender – it’s about our own moral code;https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-supreme-courts-ruling-to-end-the-death-in-prison-penalty-isnt/. May 27, 2022.

MA- Compassionate release for aging prisoners isn't enough; https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2022/05/24/compassionate-release-armand-coleman-sarah-laughlin. May 24,2022.

Sundiata Acoli-NJ-Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli Wins Parole Appeal After Nearly 50 Years In Prison-https://newsone.com/4333929/former-black-panther-sundiata-acoli-wins-parole-appeal-after-nearly-50-years-prison-new-jersey/. May 10, 2022.

Patty Prewitt-Mo. Woman Seeks Clemency After 1985 Conviction for Killing Husband — Did Sexism Put Her Behind Bars?-https://people.com/crime/patty-prewitt-convicted-murdering-husband-seeks-clemency/. May 8, 2022.

VA-Terrence Richardson-State appeals court hears exoneration case of man convicted of police killing despite a federal jury finding him not guilty-https://vpm.org/news/articles/31939/state-appeals-court-hears-exoneration-case-of-man-convicted-of-police-killing. May 6/10, 2022. https://www.notguiltyservinglife.org/

LA-Legislature weighs parole eligibility for longest-serving inmates-https://www.nola.com/news/article_d1ee2f90-c4e5-11ec-b383-9bdb288b24c0.html. April 25, 2022.

IL-Chicago man exonerated of 1991 murder after forced confession from CPD detectives-https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-murder-wrongful-conviction-false-confession-exoneration/11790656/. April 25, 2022.

TX-Texas executes its oldest death row inmate-https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0422/1293623-texas-oldest-deathrow-inmate-execution/. April 25, 2022.

Death Penalty Information Center-One Execution, One Reprieve: Scheduled Executions of Oldest Death-Row Prisoners in Texas and Tennessee Illustrate Aging of Death Row-https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/one-execution-one-reprieve-scheduled-executions-of-oldest-death-row-prisoners-in-texas-and-tennessee-illustrate-aging-of-death-row. April 22, 2022.

CA-Joaquin Ciria: Man wrongfully convicted in San Francisco murder exonerated after 32 years in prison-https://news.sky.com/story/joaquin-ciria-man-wrongfully-convicted-in-san-francisco-murder-exonerated-after-32-years-in-prison-12593738. April 19, 2022.

NY-Prison Officials Block Most Requests from Terminally Ill New Yorkers for Medical Release-https://www.nysfocus.com/2022/04/14/medical-parole-prisons-doccs/. April 14, 2022.

PA-Pennsylvania’s broken ‘compassionate release’ law, by the numbers-https://www.northcentralpa.com/features/spotlight_pa/pennsylvania-s-broken-compassionate-release-law-by-the-numbers/article_2f62ff06-b786-11ec-97d6-4bb5131c0738.html. April 10, 2022.

PA-Broken ‘compassionate release’ rules strand Pa.’s sickest prisoners as costs to taxpayers soar https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2022/03/30/pennsylvania-prisoners-compassionate-release-rules-broken-department-of-corrections-sharif-street-lisa-baker/stories/202203300047. March 30, 2022.

NB-2011 Law’s Goal of Earlier Parole a 'no brainer' to shrink prison population, expert says-https://northeast.newschannelnebraska.com/story/46167848/2011-laws-goal-of-earlier-parole-a-no-brainer-to-shrink-prison-population-expert-says. March 28, 2022.

CT-Judiciary Committee Debates Compassionate Release-https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2022/03/28/judiciary-committee-debates-compassionate-release/. March 28, 2022.

CT-Longest-serving CT prisoner, now 97, released 72 years after Greenwich yacht club murder-https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Francis-Smith-longest-serving-prisoner-released-17017465.php. March 21, 2022.

NY-Parole Reform takes Center Election Stage-https://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/parole-reform-takes-center-election-stage,77869-March 7, 2022.

OR-Brown Responds After Judge Blocks Commutation Orders-https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/brown-responds-after-judge-blocks-commutation-orders/. March 2, 2022.

OK-Proposed OK House Bill Would Prevent those Sentenced to Life Without Parole or Death from Seeking Commutation-https://kfor.com/news/oklahoma-legislature/proposed-ok-house-bill-would-prevent-those-sentenced-to-life-without-parole-or-death-from-seeking-commutation/. March 1, 2022.

OH-JOSEPH SMITH/NANCY ALLEN-3O YRS-Head Start Case dismissed;  Joseph Allen and Nancy Smith are free-https://medina-gazette.com/news/293431/head-start-case-dismissed-joseph-allen-and-nancy-smith-are-free/. February 26, 2022.

CANADA/RENFORD FARRIER-NO WAY OUT Once behind bars, racialized people are far less likely to get paroled when they are eligible. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-racialized-prisoners-in-canada-get-fewer-chances-at-parole-than-white/. February 22, 2022.

CANADA/ RENF0RD FARRIER-One Black Man's Quest for Parole After 30 Years-https://www.theglobeandmail.com/podcasts/the-decibel/article-one-black-mans-quest-for-parole-after-30-years-in-prison/. February 22, 2022.

NY-Dinowitz Needs to Take a Fresh Look at Elderly Parole Reform-https://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/dinowitz-needs-to-take-fresh-look-at-elder-parole-reform,77705?. February 20, 2022.

IA-For Iowa Prisoners Serving Life Sentences, There is No Clear Path to Clemency-https://www.thegazette.com/staff-columnists/for-iowa-prisoners-serving-life-sentences-there-is-no-clear-path-to-clemency/. February 18, 2022.

FL-Lawmakers Consider Major Prison Reforms-https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/crisis-in-corrections/lawmakers-consider-major-prison-reforms-during-legislative-session. February 17, 2022.

FL-In Florida, Home of the 97- Year Old Inmate-https://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article257273507.html. February 17, 2022.

Fed- Reforming Laws Behind Bars; Prison Reformists-Many of Whom are Serving Long Sentences-Have United to Change the Cruel and Arbitrary Carceral System-https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/personal-journeys/2022/02/16/reforming-laws-from-behind-bars. February 16, 2022.

PA- Op-Ed-Mass Incarceration is a Human Rights Issue-https://www.statecollege.com/op-ed-mass-incarceration-is-an-urgent-human-rights-crisis/. February 16, 2022.

NB-Legislature to Consider Geriatric Parole to Ease Prison Population, Budget-https://northplattebulletin.com/legislature-to-consider-geriatric-parole-to-ease-prison-population-budget/. February 13, 2022.

LA- Brandon Jackson-Louisiana 'Jim Crow Jury' Prisoner Brandon Jackson Granted Parole-https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/2/13/jim-crow-jury-prisoner-brandon-jackson-granted-parole. February 13, 2022.

IN-Governor Grants Medical Clemency to Two Indiana Prison Inmates from Lake County-https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/governor-grants-medical-clemency-to-two-indiana-prison-inmates-from-lake-county/article_93cff0b2-c149-5c29-84b8-37b5e7797bc9.html. February 11, 2022.

NJ-Early Release Opposed for Terminally Ill Prisoner Convicted in 1993 Courthouse Killing Of Newark Cop-https://www.nj.com/essex/2022/02/early-release-opposed-for-terminally-ill-prisoner-convicted-in-1993-courthouse-killing-of-newark-cop.html. February 10, 2022.

DE-Leroy Evans- Family is Hopeful for His Release Soon, 40 Years After A Wrongful Conviction-https://whyy.org/articles/leroy-evans-family-is-hopeful-for-his-release-soon-40-years-after-a-wrongful-conviction/. February 10, 2022.

No More Prison Success Tokenism-https://verdict.justia.com/2022/02/07/no-more-prison-success-tokenism. February 7, 2022.

FL-Leonard Peltier is America's Longest-Held Indigenous Prisoner. He Should Be Freed-https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/02/leonard-peltier-is-americas-longest-held-indigenous-prisoner-he-should-be-freed. February 2, 2022.

VA-Ransom Ronnie Grandel-Family Says A Prisoner's Pardon Has Been Rolled Back By Youngkin Administration-https://www.wavy.com/news/virginia/family-says-a-prisoners-pardon-has-been-rolled-back-by-youngkin-administration/. February 1, 2022.

VA- Virginia its Time for Some Real Parole-http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2022/01/virginia-its-time-for-some-real-parole.html. January 29, 2022.

LA-Mama Glo-After 51 Years in Prison Louisiana Longest Serving Woman is Free-https://theappeal.org/mama-glo-gloria-williams-release-louisiana/#.YfQQeKaYurk.twitter. January 28, 2022.

MD-They Were Sentenced to Life in Prison; Who should decide if they get a second chance-https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/01/28/maryland-parole-life-criminal-justice-politics/. January 28,2022.

MD-Compassionate Release from Prison; A Moral Imperative-https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0127-compassionate-release-20220126-3moagwv3gzhuhpgy7c2y7kn7zm-story.html. January 26, 2022.

Stressors From Time in Prison Speed up Aging Process for Incarcerated Individuals Research Finds-https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/23/prison-time-speeds-up-aging-according-iowa-study-incarceration/6629187001/. January 23,2022.

Gov. Tom Wolf Touts Pennsylvania's Strong Financial Position. Why That's Only Half the Story- https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsyvlania-budget-projected-deficit-muschick-20220122-uybo7ipikjfhdbd3fnwpeiuv5i-story.html. January 22, 2022.

TN- Joyce Watkins and Charlie Dunn- Tenn. Couple Cleared of Wrongful Murder and Rape Convictions that Put Them Behind Bars for 27 Years; Joyce Watkins, now 74 and Charlie Dunn, who died behind bars, were wrongfully convicted of the 1987 rape and murder of her 4-year-old niece-https://people.com/crime/tennessee-couple-exonerated-murder-rape-convictions-after-27-years-prison. January 21, 2022.

NY-Aging Prison Population Means Higher Costs for New York-https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/45192/20220117/aging-prison-population-means-higher-costs-for-new-york. January 17, 2022.