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    The High Costs of Low Risk
    The High Costs of Low Risk: The Crisis of America's Aging Prison Population
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    Reconnecting Families
  • "The Sing Sing children’s center allows kids to interact with their daddies. They play games, color, read, and even make special projects during the holidays! My husband took Osborne’s parenting classes which helped his relationship with our babies. He has more patience, less anger, and he is the loving man he was prior to what led to his incarceration."

    - Jennifer L.

  • "After 6 months of treatment, I obtained my OSHA license, stopped smoking cigarettes, and achieved drug abstinence after being a daily user. I enrolled in culinary arts school and am employed with Osborne’s Fresh Start Catering."

    - Kim W.

  • "When I first got to Osborne, I didn’t have parental rights of my daughter. Because of the Fatherhood Initiative, three months after starting the program, the judge was able to give me back my daughter. So I have all my parental rights again and I’m doing amazing."

    - Charles K.

  • "I’ve grown mentally, physically and spiritually. I would have never thought in a million years that I would be in this position I am in now."

    - Raymonita M., now a Janitorial Maintenance Crew Chief and NYSID Joslin Award Winner, completed Osborne’s Longtermers Responsibility Project and Treatment Services program

  • "The Youth Experience Success [peer support community] provides me with a safe and loving environment and staff who go to every extent to help me reach my fullest potential.... This opportunity has given me the chance to explore possibilities and allowed me to believe that anything is possible if I set my mind to it."

    - Shiane C.

  • Our blog contains stories about individuals who have participated in programs at the Osborne Association and used that opportunity to transform their lives. Individuals in jail and prison face many challenges upon release that can include unemployment, substance reliance or lack of stable housing. These recent pieces tell the stories of individuals who succeeded in the face of these challenges:

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Osborne Announces

Osborne Announces "The High Costs of Low Risk: The Crisis of America's Aging Prison Population"

May 17, 2018

In The High Costs of Low Risk: The Crisis of America’s Aging Prison Population, the Osborne Association recommends immediate steps to stem the rapid growth of Americans aging – and dying –  behind bars and reduce the roadblocks older people face returning to society.

Even as crime is at national lows and 36 states have reduced imprisonment rates, the number of older adults in prison, many of whom require specialized medical care for age-related illnesses, has only continued to grow. By 2030, people over 50 will make up one-third of the US prison population, putting an unsustainable pressure on the justice system as a whole.

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Osborne Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Support of the Parole Board's Decision Re Herman Bell

Osborne Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Support of the Parole Board's Decision Re Herman Bell

Mar 20, 2018

The undersigned join in strong support of the recent determination by the Parole Board to grant release to Mr. Herman Bell. This decision is the right outcome in this case based on the criteria used to determine parole.

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Visiting Matters: Women on Rikers

Visiting Matters: Women on Rikers

Feb 15, 2018

On February 1, Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s office announced a $6 million investment intended to support women incarcerated at Rikers Island facilities, and lessen the chance that they return. First Lady Chirlane McCray is leading the charge to improve the frequency and quality of family visits for women on Rikers, as well as broadening mental health and transitional career counseling.  

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Osborne and the New York Executive Budget

Osborne and the New York Executive Budget

Jan 19, 2018

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his FY 2019 Executive Budget, including proposals aimed at increasing fairness in the criminal justice system. The budget includes needed and humane reforms to New York’s systems of arrest, prosecution, incarceration, and reentry, as well as funding for treatment to address the opioid epidemic and support for implementing last year's legislation that raised the age of entry into the adult criminal justice system. The proposal for geriatric parole is not just cost-effective and logical, it holds the promise of beginning to undo a system of endless punishment that keeps people—including those sentenced for violent crimes—in prison for decades regardless of their remorse, rehabilitation, and readiness to contribute to the community. Unfortunately, no additional funding has been allocated for Alternatives to Incarceration. 
 

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