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Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, former NYC Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi, and leading advocates discuss: What’s Wrong With Our Parole System?
March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmFree
On Sunday, March 24, Plymouth Church’s Racial Justice Ministry will present What’s Wrong With Our Parole System?, a panel and advocacy event featuring leading criminal justice experts.
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.
At this timely event, attendees will learn about New York’s current system, the proposed reforms, and what can be done to help people get back on their feet and stay out of prisons.
WHO: 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, Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice
Moderated by Celeste Katz, Co-Host of WBAI New York’s “Driving Forces”
WHAT: Plymouth Church Presents: What’s Wrong With Our Parole System?
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 12:30 PM
WHERE: Plymouth Church, Reception Room, 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Plymouth Church was a leader in the abolitionist movement in New York City and a site of the Underground Railroad. Its Racial Justice Ministry continues this legacy by endeavoring to understand, address, and dismantle racism.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can RSVP at http://www.plymouthchurch.org/racialjustice. RSVP is appreciated but not required.
About Plymouth Church
Plymouth Church is a vibrant and inclusive community of faith. The church seeks to build relationships among members, with the world, and with God. With a 170-year tradition of social activism that continues to thrive at Plymouth today, the organization is deeply committed to participation in the issues and discussions that shape the community.