Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign

 


RESTORATIVE JUSTICE- Howard Zehr; Lifers; Doing Life and Coping- http://wmra.org/post/doing-life-and-coping

Restoration and Rehabilitation- A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison; http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/August/Scandinavian-Criminology-Course/- August 2017; Drexel NOW.

Event---What is Prison For? Perspectives from Norway and Pennsylvania-http://drexel.edu/coas/news-events/events-calendar/details/?eid=15026&iid=46127- October 2, 2017. Drexel University, Chester PA

Transformative Justice- Activists model transformative justice as juvenile lifer heads to court .  https://decarceratepa.info/Ghani_PR                

PENNSYLVANIA-Muncy State prison’s lady lifers talk of redemption” February 16, 2017: Helen Ubinas, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania’s oldest female inmate—in prison for a 1971 Society Hill murder—dies at age 91” January 6, 2017: Tommy Rowan, The Inquirer

"Women serving Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania are deserving of meaningful assistance and a second chance"  http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/161764_b7a315b8b3684c08a129200bffd776cf.pdf:  Ellen Melchiondo

Sharon (Peachie) Wiggins-Documentary Video: Life Sentence; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF5Wl19-HEs

VIRGINIA-Virginia Questions Whether to Release Older Prisoners” April 24, 2017: Peter Dujardin, The Daily Press

“In February, 51 Parole Denials, Zero Grants” April 19, 2017: Harvey Yoder, Harvspot

"Four Sound Ways to Reduce Incarceration”January 27, 2017: Harvey Yoder, Harvspot

For Virginia Inmates Little Hope of Parole- May 15, 2013: Sam Isaacs, Capital News Service, http://capitalnews.vcu.edu/2013/05/15/for-virginia-inmates-little-hope-of-parole/

Long Held Inmates Sue Virginia Board for Release-August 2, 1010-Washington Post; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/08/AR2010020803546.html

Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March and Rally-Join the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March; Charlotte Malerich; DCSTAMPEDE-https://multiracialunity.org/2017/08/

Plantations were prisons mobilizing for the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March- Angela Allen Bell; https://www.facingsouth.org/2017/08/plantations-were-prisons-mobilizing-millions-prisoners-human-rights-march

Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March Press Release- USHRNetwork- https://www.ushrnetwork.org/events/millions-prisoners-human-rights-march

COMPASSIONATE RELEASE- US jails: doctors should support compassionate release, say ethicists; https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/us-jails-doctors-should-support-compassionate-release-say-ethicists/12423- Sept 2017.

The Obama administration’s plan to deal with elderly inmates isn’t working. Can it be fixed?-https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/05/the-obama-administrations-plan-to-deal-with-elderly-inmates-isnt-working-can-it-be-fixed/?utm_term=.bda553e5e610. Sept 2017.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/28/congress-wants-to-know-why-the-bop-wont-Congress

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2017/07/spotlighting-bops-continued-curious-failure-to-make-serious-use-of-compassionate-release.html-Congress

How the Bureau of Prisons locked down compassionate release'” April 18, 2017: Mary Price, Learn Liberty

ARTIVISM- Prisoners of Age Exhibit- Ron Levine; Canadian Photographer- http://www.prisonersofage.com/home

Elderly Prisoners Loom Large and in Budget- http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Elderly-inmates-loom-large-in-portraits-and-in-6623208.php

Facing old age behind bars: Photos illustrate aging inmates’ challenges-Ron Levine and Aileen Hongo- http://news.usc.edu/121079/facing-old-age-behind-bars-photos-illustrate-aging-inmates-challenges/

LOUISIANA- The Times-Picayune- “For a few Louisiana lifers, a new chance at parole” July 6, 2017

The Advocate-“For a growing share of Louisiana’s inmates, only chance for release lies with the governor—or the grave” June 11, 2017

Inmates are dying to get out of Louisiana prisons. Time to change?” April 7, 2017: Tim Morris, The NOLA Times-Picayune

“Angola is not only a prison, but a very expensive nursing home” April 4, 2017: Mark Schindler and Barry Holman, The NOLA Times-Picayune

“‘Geriatric parole’ ought to be an option in Louisiana: Editorial” April 2, 2017: The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?” March 22, 2017: Julia O’Donoghue, The Times-Picayune

Glenn Ford; ABC News Video- Exonerated Death Row Inmate Meets Prosecutor Who Put Him There; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqYHnU03Uw

FLORIDA-“Florida can reduce prison population” March 29, 2017: Raymer Maguire and Scott McCoy, Miami Herald op-ed

“Ill, elderly prisoners cost Fla. taxpayers more than $200M a year” March 15, 2017: Dave Elias, NBC2

MARYLAND-“Maryland should make parole a meaningful part of sentencing again”February 13, 2017: Nazgol Ghandnoosh, The Washington Post

Eraina Pretty-ABC NEWS Video Documentary- "Hidden America: Nation of Women Behind Bars"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiy4g2-PVb4

Eraina Pretty- ABC News Video Documentary- "Women Behind Bars and the Families They Left Behind"-http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/women-bars-families-left-29290969

WASHINGTON DC- D.C.’s Broken Parole System Judges, lawyers, and legal advocates sign an open letter in support of would-be parolees languishing far too long- http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/article/20835466/dcs-broken-parole-system.2016.

U.S. appeals court revives parole challenge by D.C. inmates imprisoned since 1985-https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/us-appeals-court-revives-parole-challenge-by-dc-inmates-imprisoned-since-1985/2014/09/12/5c4a78ce-3a97-11e4-bdfb-de4104544a37_story.html

ALABAMA-

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty for Murderer Who Can't Remember His Crime-November 2017-https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/6/scotus-upholds-death-penalty-killer-cant-remember/

Phillip Chance- The Marshall Project. The Punishing Price of Freedom. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/01/09/the-punishing-price-of-freedom

EJI-A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison. https://eji.org/news/sentenced-as-teen-phillip-chance-dies-in-prison-despite-exemplary-record