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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.

PANELISTS:

  • 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

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | RSVP IS SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED.