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UPDATE!!! THESE ARE THE SENATORS AND ASSEMBLYPEOPLE THAT ARE HELPING TO MAKE THIS WORK , PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTE THEM ON TO THE BALLOT!!!

ZEPHYR TECHNOUT

TIMOTHY WU

JOSEPH FRITZ 3RD

JOHN C. LIU 11TH

LEROY G. COMRIE 14TH

TOBY ANN STAVISKY 16TH

DEBBIE MEDINA 18TH

DELL SMITHERMAN 19TH

MANNY CAVACO 26TH

LIZ KRUEGER 28TH

BILL PERKINS 30TH

ADRIANNO ESPAILLAT  31ST

J GUSTAVO RIVERA 33RD

OLIVER KOPPELL 34TH

ROBERT ORTT 62ND

TIMOTHY KENNEDY 63RD

ON THE SEPTEMBER 9TH PRIMARY VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE IF YOU SUPPORT THIS!!

 

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 IF YOU COULD ALSO GO TO NYS PAROLE REFORM AND SIGN THEIR CAMPAIGN GO TO http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6220/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5715

This call for action is for support from all new yorkers to save our great state. prior to making a rush-to-judgement decision, please read on.

EXPANDED MERIT TIME & GERIATRIC PAROLE RELEASE BILLS and S.A.F.E. PAROLE ACT BILL  at www.parolereform.com TELL EVERYONE!  support these bills especially Gov. Cuomo www.andrewcuomo.gov 

Write to your Senators &Assembly members, last name then .nysenate.gov or .nyassembly.gov OUR VOICES ARE NEEDED.

We were successful during the election process, now the new year brings hope these bills will become law, but only if we toell our lawmakers as a community (state) to support them. ESPECIALLY THE NEW DEMOCRATS

For those skeptical, tell them 1. all new yorkers are affected by the prison system mosthave someone in prison we love or care about and all of us pay taxes to operate the prisons. 2. new york is one the of the lst states to offer these privileges to offenders who work hard to earn them. 3. these bills will save the state millions of dollars a year in houseing,medical care, parole denials, etc. and even more when famly friends and federal programs pay their expenses and some offenders will generate tens of thousands of dollars or more from employment, home purchases, sales taxes. these millions of dollars every year will save teachers/schools, save/create jobs, stop the rising taxes , stop our young adults (our children) from leaving new york. Information law makers have continually misinformed, and neglected to tell us. 4. most importantly, statistics show these offenders DO NOT  commit new crimes upon their release, making these bills safe for our communitites as well as good for our wallets. Below amoung others are web sites that verify these hidden from us and the money wasted by law makers for not supporting and passing these bills. Some of the satistics are directly from government web sites (dept of corrections and community supervision and parole)5. Safe guards are also in place through the bills, the prison and parole ysytems to keep the most violent, habitual and offenders who refuse to be rehabilitated behind bars. 6. These bills benefit men and women who were first time offenders that made a bad choice during a lapse  in sound judgement, were children or wrongfully convicted (wrong place, wrong time) but who have since devoted their lives, by working strenuously in the hopes of returning to their families and communities as responsible rehabilitated people.

These bills will allow those A-1 felons through rigorous programming and good disciplinary records to earn, in part MERIT TIME  - 2 months a year cut off their sentence, S.A.F.E PAROLE ACT   will provide fair parole hearings to all offenders by removing "the nature of the crime" as a means to deny parole. THE CRIME CAN NEVER CHANGE BUT THE PEOPLE CAN and have. Geriatric parole release  offenders age 60+ with 1/2 their sentence and all required programming completed and a good disciplinary record would go before the parole board at that time.

Most of the offenders discussed above with the number of years spent behind bars are "elderly" (50+) and each one costs the state approximately $70,000.00 or more a year. Some totalling in the hundreds of thousands with costs rising every year (ACCESS, aclu.org, pamphlet titled "AT AMERICAS EXPENSE, THE MASS INCARCERATION OF THE ELDERLY"). Right now it costs around 77 billion dollars to operate our nations penal system.

It is time to be New Yorkers again, instead of the bickering democrats and republicans we have become. It is going to take a state to rebuild a state. Lets start now, tell our law makers to pass these bills, this year.

For the actual bills, contact the sponsors, Senators V. Montgomery & R. Hassel-Thompson, and Assembly members J.Aubry & K.Camara, at last name, then .nysenate.gov or .nyassembly.gov . For statistics go to DOCCS, Parole or Department of Justice then .ny or .gov, prisonactionnetwork@gmail.com or (518) 253-7533 and censusbureau.gov for the number of young adults (our children) leaving N.Y in the droves. If requested all the statistics (costs, parole denials, etc.) will be given to you. An informed New Yorker is a smart New Yorker. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo
State Capitol 
Albany, N.Y. 12224
1-518-474-8390
andrewcuomo.gov


Senator Velmanette Montgomery 
(drafter of the bill)
Legislative Office Bldg.
Albany N.Y. 12247
1-518-455-3451
montgomery.nysenate.gov


Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry
(drafter of the bill)
Legislative Office Bldg.
Albany N.Y. 12248
aubry.nyassembly.gov

Letter to
Velmanette Montgomery
I just signed the following petition addressed to: all of new york.

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pass the merit time law in new york

this is a call for action and support from the family, friends, advocates and all new yorkers on favor of expanding the merit time law for some A-1 felons.

Those skeptical, or unfamiliar with the law, New York is one of the few states without one. A law that is very successful and saves millions of the tax dollars each year. it is time off the sentences "IF" select inmates exhibit good behavior throughout their sentences and complete all rehabilitative and educational programming. Safeguards are also in place through this law, the Prison and Parole Systems to keep the most violent offenders behind bars (1st degree murder, life without parole, terrorism, incest, violent sex offenders, etc).
For more details and to voice your support, contact the senator and assemblymen below.
This law only benefits those men and women who made a bad decision, and committed a crime during a lapse of sound judgment, or were wrongfully convicted. Statistics, as reported by the Parole Commission at Legislative Hearings, show of the almost 800 violent felons released during the past 5 years, only 2 returned for a new crime.
The Governor's Commission on Sentencing Reform even recommended it. due to these statistics, and because it promotes rehabilitation, improves discipline and safety in the prisons, helps to better millions of tax dollars in housing, clothing, food, medical care, and other court and state costs.
Your voice and support are needed now, contact our Governor, your Senator(s), Assemblymen and Women, your local community leaders, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. TOGETHER we can make this happen.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
State Capitol
Albany, N.Y. 12224
1-518-474-8390
andrewcuomo.gov


Senator Velmanette Montgomery
(drafter of the bill)
Legislative Office Bldg.
Albany N.Y. 12247
1-518-455-3451
montgomery.nysenate.gov


Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry
(drafter of the bill)
Legislative Office Bldg.
Albany N.Y. 12248
aubry.nyassembly.gov

For your district Senators and Assembly people, to go nysenate.gov or nysenate.state.ny.us AND nyassembly.gov or nyassembly.state.ny.us

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Sincerely,