Release Aging People in Prison

RAPP ( promotes the release of people in New York State prisons who are over age 50, have served considerable time, and pose no threat to public safety. We urge the governor and other policy-makers to use existing mechanisms—parole, compassionate release, and clemency— to release these elders, and to pass the S.A.F.E. Parole Act to increase parole release rates for everyone.

Come to our monthly meeting in NYC: WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 • 6:00-8:15 pm •  6 to 8 pm (with pizza and soda)

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Elder Mohaman Koti dies after release from prison
Mohaman Koti in May, 2016, shortly after his release from prison, NY
RAPP mourns the passing of Mohaman Koti
“We have squeezed all the punishment we can out of [aging people in prison].”
Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, in discussion of how VI prisons will be changed, cites need to release aging people.
NY Parole should release aging people, but bow to police & politics instead.
Long-time attorney Robert Boyle talks about how the police and politics are fueling the crisis of aging behind bars.
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How I got involved in prison issues
One woman tells the story of how she got involved in RAPP, Release Aging People in Prison.
A Mother’s Story of Visiting an Aging Incarcerated Man
Mrs. Rose Laborde is 90. Her son has been incarcerated in New York state for more than 30 years. Visiting grows harder as families age along with their incarcerated loved ones.
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