Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development United Nations, 2015: This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom, We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf 

 

The Mandela Rules/United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners--http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/C.3/70/L.3

Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners-http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/BasicPrinciplesTreatmentOfPrisoners.aspx

Life imprisonment, UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch’s Report (1994), UN Document ST/CSDHA/24--https://cdn.penalreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/UNODC-1994-Lifers.pdf

http://blogcritics.org/heath-care-falls-short-for-aging-inmates-bop-seeks-better-data/

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL US DEPT OF JUSTICE-https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/e1602.pdf

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH --https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/10/12/every-25-seconds/human-toll-criminalizing-drug-use-united-states

UNITED NATIONS WORKING GROUP OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT--http://www.ushrnetwork.org/resources-media/unwgepad-final-report-sep-15-2016 

APP-HRC Submitted written testimony to STATE DEPARTMENT/CIVIL CONSULTATION CERD (COMMITTEE ELIMINATION RACISM DISCRIMINATION)- July 27, 2017, Washington DC

WORKING GROUP OF ARBITRARY DENTENTION--http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20746&LangID=E

USHUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK -http://www.ushrnetwork.org/resources-media/2016-advancing-human-rights-report

FLORIDA TAX WATCH-FLORIDA'S AGING PRISONER PROBLEM-http://www.floridataxwatch.org/resources/pdf/ElderlyParoleFinal.pdf

SENTENCING PROJECT- http://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/color-of-justice-racial-and-ethnic-disparity-in-state-prisons/

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION-“A Matter of Time: The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons” July, 2017

SENTENCING PROJECT-“Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences” May, 2017

SENTENCING PROJECT- "Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences” January 31, 2017

 AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE, PRISON WATCH PROJECT-   “Aging in Prison: A human rights problem we must fix” January, 2017

 ACLU- “False Hope: How Parole Systems Fail Youth Serving Extreme Sentences” November 2016

 RAPP Submission to the UN Committee on Torture June 27, 2016: Tomiko Shine, DC RAPP

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES-Economic Perspectives on Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System April 2016

U.S. Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on Compassionate Release and Conditions of Supervision - Federal Bureau of Prisons 48-minute video, February 17, 2016

Proposed amendments to Sentencing Guidelines -sections on compassionate release/conditions of supervision2016

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING-“Supporting America’s Aging Prisoner Population: Opportunities and Challenges for Area Agencies on Aging” 2016

RAPP AND CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY-Aging in Prison: Reducing Elder Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety November  2015

BE THE EVIDENCE AND CURE INTERNATIONAL-“Analysis of United States Compassionate and Geriatric Release Laws: Towards a Rights-Based Response for Diverse Elders and Their Families and Communities” May 9, 2015

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL-“The Impact of an Aging Inmate Population on the Federal Bureau of Prisons” May 2015 (revised, February 2016)

 ACLU MD AND MARYLAND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE INITIATIVE -Still Blocking the Exit: A report on parole-eligible lifers in the Maryland prison system who are denied release. January 20, 2015

URBAN INSTITUTE-“Aging Behind Bars: Trends and Implications of Graying Prisoners in the Federal Prison System” September 5, 2014

OSBORNE ASSOCIATION-“The High Costs of Low Risk: The Crisis of America’s Aging Prison Population” July 2014

ACLU- “At America’s Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly” June 13, 2012

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH-“Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States” January 27, 2012

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH-“The Answer is No: Too Little Compassionate Release in US Federal Prisons” 2012

THE VERA INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE-“It’s About Time: Aging Prisoners, Increasing Costs, and Geriatric Release” April, 2010