NOW IS THE TIME TO DEMAND PAROLE REFORM IN NEW YORK STATE

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Dear friends,

We write to you with an urgent request. On September 28, 2016, the New York State Board of Parole published proposed changes to the regulations that govern their practices. We the public have 45 days to comment on the proposed regulations, and we ask that you join us by doing so. Comments must be sent by November 5th, 2016 (and received by November 12th), so time is of the essence!

By submitting our comments, we show the Parole Board – as well as policy-makers, the media, and the public – that currently and formerly incarcerated people, advocates, organizations, campaigns, and family members are part of a powerful chorus of voices demanding change in the parole system. Through our comments we also demonstrate that we have a stake in this process, are deeply affected by its outcome, and are prepared to hold the Board accountable for its actions.

Please take just a moment to send your comments or to use our sample letter to communicate your feelings about the parole process in New York State.

Thank you,

The Parole Justice NY coalition

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