New York State's parole system is broken. Almost half of the people on parole in New York wind up back in prison, with most re-incarcerations due to technical violations that are not crimes.
The New York State Legislature is taking up a comprehensive package of criminal justice and parole reform bills, addressing some of the challenges that make our prison system a needless revolving door.
Learn about our current system, the proposed reforms, and what you can do to help people get back on their feet and stay out of prisons.
Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney
Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at Justice Lab of Columbia University
Rob De Leon, Associate Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society
Donna Hylton, Director of the Women and Girls Project at the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice.
MODERATED BY CELESTE KATZ, CO-HOST OF WBAI-FM NEW YORK'S "DRIVING FORCES"
When: Sunday, March 24, 12:30 PM. Panel discussion followed by advocacy opportunities.
Where: Plymouth Church Reception Room, 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201