supporting letter – less is more act

New York Officials and Community Organizations Call for Passage of the Less is More Act (S.1343C – Benjamin / A.5493B – Mosley)   Download the full Less Is More Act Supporting Letter here.   New York reincarcerates more people on parole for technical violations like missing an appointment with a parole officer, being late for curfew, or […]

opinion: how new york is failing those left behind at rikers island

Opinion: How New York Is Failing Those Left Behind At Rikers Island by Erin Corbett and Keith Brown   Rikers, as usual, is in the news. From the calls for New York to move towards true decarceration by closing Rikers, to the heated public discourse surrounding the plans to open smaller, borough jails , Rikers has permeated and pierced […]

release: less is more coalition applauds the new york city council for passing resolution 829

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Contact: Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | 609.680.8185   Less Is More Coalition Applauds the New York City Council for Passing Resolution 829 Resolution Pressures Albany to Pass the Less is More Act and Reform New York’s Outdated Parole System Meaningful Parole Reform is Critical to Closing Rikers Island – Albany Must Act […]

statement: nyc council speaker corey johnson calls on albany to “fix the system” including passing the less is more act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2019 Contact: Tom Meara, tmeara@kivvet.com | 718.309.3506 Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | 609.680.8185     NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson Calls on Albany to “Fix the System” Including Passing the Less Is More Act   The Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice Applauds NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson for Confronting Issues with the Parole […]

release: community groups, advocates, and people impacted by parole convene for lobby day and rally on #lessismoreny, following scandalous gothamist report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019   Contact: Tom Meara, tmeara@kivvet.com | 718.309.3506 Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | 609.680.8185     COMMUNITY GROUPS, ADVOCATES, AND PEOPLE IMPACTED BY PAROLE CONVENE FOR LOBBY DAY AND RALLY ON #LessIsMoreNY AT THE CAPITOL, FOLLOWING SCANDALOUS GOTHAMIST REPORT Coalition of Former Community Corrections Commissioners and People on Parole Join Forces to Reform a Broken […]

release: following shocking gothamist report, city council advances #lessismoreny resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019   Contact: Tom Meara, tmeara@kivvet.com | 718.309.3506 Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | 609.680.8185   FOLLOWING SHOCKING GOTHAMIST REPORT, CITY COUNCIL ADVANCES #LessIsMoreNY RESOLUTION   Resolution 829 Calls on Albany to Pass the Less is More Act and Update our Outdated Parole System The Passage of #LessIsMoreNY Would Significantly Reduce the Number of People on […]

release – the population on rikers island is rising in one category: technical parole violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Contact: Tom Meara, tmeara@kivvet.com | (718)309-3506 Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | (518)360-1534   The Population on Rikers Island is Rising in One Category: Technical Parole Violations A unique coalition – reformers, directly impacted people, prosecutors, and legislators – are joining forces in support of Less Is More: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act (S.1343A—Benjamin/Assm. Same-As […]

media advisory – unique coalition to join forces in support of less is more act

Contact: Tom Meara, TMeara@kivvet.com | (718) 309-3506 Yan Snead, ysnead@katalcenter.org | (518) 360- 1534 The Population on Rikers Island is Rising in One Category: Technical Parole Violations A unique coalition – reformers, directly impacted people, prosecutors, and legislators – to join forces in support of Less Is More: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act (S.1343A—Benjamin/Assm. Same-As # pending, Mosley)  These […]

release: new york groups & assemblymember mosley introduce nation’s most progressive legislation to reform new york’s antiquated parole system

Comprehensive Legislation Will Overhaul New York’s Parole System to Address Current Bias – Reducing Recidivism by Incentivizing Good Behavior and Early Release, Mandating Fair Hearings, Capping Violation Terms and Saving Taxpayer Dollars New “Less is More” Campaign Will Rally Support for Passage of Sweeping Legislation in Albany New York, NY – A coalition of New […]