Advocates Make 11th Hour Pitch For Compassionate Release

By: Katie Cerulle via CTNewsJunkie Hartford, CT — Advocates seeking compassionate release from prison during public health emergencies like COVID rallied at the state Capitol hours before they saw their legislation die without action in either chamber.  At the rally on Wednesday, protestors and advocates were demanding action from legislators to pass a bill that addresses […]

Connecticut nonprofit stages rally for better COVID-19 protections for incarcerated people

By Michael Lyle Jr. via WSHU Prison reform advocates held a rally outside the Connecticut state Capital to demand lawmakers protect incarcerated people from COVID-19. The Hartford-based Katal Center of Equity, Health and Justice joined family and community members to protest what they said is the state Legislature’s continued failure to address the spread of the […]

Connecticut Nonprofit Stages Rally for better COVID-19 Protection for Incarcerated People

By: Rakesh via Community99 The Hartford-based Katal Center of Equity, Health and Justice joined family and community members to protest what they said is the state legislature’s continued failure to deal with the spread of coronavirus in many of its prisons and jails. A report revealed that nearly 90% of Connecticut’s prison and jail population have tested positive […]

Meet the ex-parolee released from supervision due to Less is More Act

by: Amal Elhelw via WROC ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — 8,000 parolees in New York State have been released from supervision as of March 31st. The Department of Corrections is calling it a “good faith measure” under the Less is More Act. The law was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul last September, and aims to prevent people […]

Here and Now: Social activists discuss impact of ‘Less is More’ law

By Eyewitness News via abc7NY On this episode of Here and Now, social justice activists discuss the impact of the new “Less is More” law.NEW YORK (WABC) — On this episode of Here and Now, social justice activists discuss the impact of the new “Less is More” law. The “Less is More” law in New York […]

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to release 8,000 parolees from supervision by the end of March 

By: Yoselin Person via WKBW Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has announced they’ll discharge eight thousand people on parole from supervision by March 31st.  This comes after Governor Kathy Hochul signed the “Less is More Act” back in September of 2021.  Eddie James Henley, who was […]

Another test for New York’s criminal justice reform

By Chase Houle via 13WHAM Rochester, N.Y. — New York’s criminal justice reform has been criticized as dangerous and poorly thought out – and raised as long overdue. Thursday, 8,000 parolees statewide are expected to be release from supervision.  Part of the “Less is More” legislation allows parolees to earn a 30-day reduction in their sentence for […]

Parole Reform Squabble Has Left Hundreds Sitting in New York Jails

By Chris Gelardi via New York Focus At the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, at least 91 people had been waiting for March 1 to roll around. On that date, most aspects of New York state’s new parole reform law went into full effect, and those who had been held on warrants issued by […]

Parole Reform Squabble Leaves Hundreds in New York Jails

By Chris Gelardi via The American Prospect At the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, at least 91 people had been waiting for March 1 to roll around. On that date, most aspects of New York state’s new parole reform law went into full effect, and those who had been held on warrants […]