Osborne Statement on the Decision to Release Judith Clark

Osborne Statement on the Decision to Release Judith Clark

17 Apr 2019

Today, the New York State Parole Board announced their decision to release Judy Clark. We commend their decision and the decision of Governor Andrew Cuomo to commute her sentence in 2016 to make her eligible for parole.

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To end mass incarceration, New York needs a fully staffed parole board

To end mass incarceration, New York needs a fully staffed parole board

10 Apr 2019

State law allows for up to 19 commissioners but there are currently only 12

By Luis Sepúlveda

Last week, colleagues and I in the New York state Legislature took historic steps to end mass incarceration and promote justice for all New Yorkers. Working with advocates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other stakeholders, we made critical changes to state laws concerning bail, discovery and speedy trial. These amendments ensure more due process and fundamental fairness for people detained pre-trial in local jails.

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Osborne Statement on the NY State Budget: Significant Progress on Criminal Justice Reforms, but the Work Continues

Osborne Statement on the NY State Budget: Significant Progress on Criminal Justice Reforms, but the Work Continues

01 Apr 2019

The Osborne Association commends Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and Senate President and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for passing a budget that includes criminal justice reforms that align with our vision for a more just and compassionate legal system. Osborne's decades of work inside prisons and jails and in the community show us the terrible human cost of overly punitive policies.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

27 Feb 2019

At Osborne, Black History Month has long been a celebration of African-American culture, achievements, progress, and an opportunity to honor and remember important people and events in African-American history.

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