There are three actions you can take to support Judy:
- Sign up to receive updates about Judy’s campaign for freedom
- Write to the NY Parole Board (see below)
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, 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.”
If you believe that Judy’s release would be compatible with your welfare and your vision of society, please consider writing the NY Parole Board to express your support for Judy’s release. As some Parole Commissioners view Judy as a “symbol of violent and terroristic crime,” it may be useful to express how you view her—as a symbol of hope or change, for example. We believe that every letter sends a powerful message to the Parole Commissioners that many people and many communities would feel safer and healthier with Judy at home.
The letter should begin with “Dear Commissioners of the Board of Parole.” The Board may also want to hear your views about Judy’s transformation, remorse and accomplishments, but this is not necessary. Please be as succinct as possible.
Send your letter to:
New York State Board of Parole
Supervising Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400
Hard copy letters are more likely to be read and carry greater weight. However, if you cannot mail a hard copy letter you can also submit letters of support electronically through the Parole Board. The link asks for Judy’s “DIN” — (her prison ID number) — it is 83-G-0313.
So that we are able to make sure that all letters are received, please also send an email or scanned copy of your hard copy or electronic letter to email@example.com (or you can send a hard copy to Prof. Steven Zeidman, CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, LIC, NY 11101; FAX (718) 340-4478).