N.Y. parole commissioners travel the state to conduct video hearings and rarely step inside prisons, Daily News analysis shows

N.Y. parole commissioners travel the state to conduct video hearings and rarely step inside prisons, Daily News analysis shows

20 Jan 2019

By Stephen Rex Brown , Trevor Boyer, and Reuven Blau

It’s a traveling parole board road show — and it rarely takes place inside the walls of prison.

A Daily News investigation has uncovered a bizarre system in which parole board commissioners drive across New York State to conduct video hearings with prisoners locked up nearby.

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Jamaill Burr: Growing Up with Osborne

At a recent holiday reception for Osborne supporters, we introduced a special guest speaker, Jamaill Burl, who shared his experience of growing up as the child of an incarcerated parent and the role Osborne played along the way.

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Governor Cuomo Grants Clemency to 29 Individuals

Governor Cuomo Grants Clemency to 29 Individuals

31 Dec 2018

"At a time when the federal government is shut down over a demand for a wall that is designed to exclude and marginalize those who seek a better life in this country, how fitting it is that New York State is tearing down walls, and recognizing the value of individuals who have demonstrated that their past is not their future. The Osborne Association is grateful to Governor Cuomo for opening doors for those behind the walls, and holding the door open for those who want only to stay and continue to contribute to our community." – Liz Gaynes

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Op-ed: The NYPD's treatment of Jazmine Headley and child was a case study in needless trauma

Op-ed: The NYPD's treatment of Jazmine Headley and child was a case study in needless trauma

30 Dec 2018

By Tanya Krupat and Susan Chinitz

The recent disturbing video of police officers and security officers wrenching Jazmine Headley’s 1-year-old son from her arms as they arrest her in a Brooklyn Human Resources Administration office has sparked a needed conversation about the criminalization of the working poor. The violent and chaotic arrest is shocking not only because of the circumstances that led to it, but for the trauma inflicted on mother and son.

Having advocated for policies to safeguard children at the time of a parent’s arrest for more than a decade, we find the lack of consideration and concern for the well-being of Headley’s child by any of the professionals involved to be striking.

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Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive

Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive

15 Dec 2018

NY1 joined St. James' Church and the Osborne Association for our annual Share the Joy event.

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