Parole Preparation and Compassionate Release During the COVID-19 Crisis
Partnering with incarcerated individuals to prepare for parole hearings
The Parole Preparation Project at Cornell partners with the Parole Preparation Project of New York City to pair qualified Cornell students with incarcerated individuals facing parole hearings within one year. After extensive training, students work closely with their parole applicants to build a strong relationship and prepare the applicant for their hearing.
During the COVID-19 crisis, students with the Parole Preparation Project are advocating for compassionate release of their applicants who face the prospect of dying in jail from the pandemic. Participants include Cornell students previously involved in criminal justice-related work that was canceled as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Law, Government and Policy
Joseph Margulies, Department of Government
College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell Law School
Anna Haskins, Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Sandra Babcock, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide
Christopher Wildeman, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
College of Human Ecology
- Community partner: Parole Preparation Project
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