A Project of the National Lawyers Guild

New York City Chapter

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Parole Preparation Project

168 Canal St 6th Floor

New York NY 10013

What

We Do

We provide critical advocacy and direct support to currently and formerly incarcerated people serving life sentences, and seek to transform the parole release process in New York State. 

we:

Train community volunteers to collaborate with incarcerated people as they prepare for their interviews with the Board of Parole 

 

Work with partners across the state to advocate for a more transparent, just, and merciful parole release process  

 

Support currently and formerly incarcerated leaders of the prison and parole justice movements and amplify their voices and visions

 

Provide access to services and supportive communities for people returning home from prison and their families

350+

Volunteers have been trained since we were founded in 2013

160

Parole-eligible people have worked with our volunteers to prepare for the Board of Parole

60%

of the Project participants who went before the Parole Board were granted released (compared to overall rate of 35%)