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On April 21, 2017, the NY Parole Board unanimously voted to deny Judy parole. Despite Judy’s exceptional record, expressions of remorse, disproportionately long sentence, low-risk assessment, and the support of thousands—including NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, the former Chairman of the New York State Board of Parole, 13 past presidents of the New York City Bar Association, the retired Superintendent of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, and one of the victims who testified against her at trial—the Parole Board argued that Judy’s release would not be “compatible with the welfare of society” because she is “still a symbol of violent and terroristic crime.”

Judy’s lawyer is appealing this decision and Judy’s supporters are joining a larger movement to demand parole reform. A system that doesn’t recognize rehabilitation is a broken system, not just for Judy but for all those working to earn their freedom. If you would like to help Judy, please click here.

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