For children with an incarcerated parent, visiting is key to both support and hope. Please join the Youth Action Council (YAC) press conference on Thursday, April 8 at 4:30 pm when they will call on the New York State legislators to pass the Protect In-Person Visiting bill.
Passing the bill now is critical because more jails are implementing video conferencing during the pandemic and may be financially incentivized to favor fee-for-service video visits after the pandemic is over. While the Osborne Association offers free family video visiting at 10 of the 52 New York State prisons from community-based locations, most jails charge a fee for this service.
Please show YAC your support and register for the press conference today and share the above image on social media. Please use the hashtags: #ProtectVisiting #LoveLivesInPerson