The April 2009 edition of Building Bridges has just been issued by the Prison Action Network. Visit their blog to read all the latest news and updates. Subjects covered this month include:
Activities to educate, motivate, and mobilize
Budget speech by Commissioner Brian Fischer
Coalition for Fair Criminal Justice Policies - NYC
Lifers and Longtermers Clearinghouse
Prison health care report
Prison libraries research project
Prisoners of the Census Reentry unit opens
Reentry speech by Commissioner Fischer
SHU Bill commentary by Sol Wachtler
Transportation to prisons
The Prison Action Network note that George B. Alexander, former NYS Chair of Parole, will be the special guest at the meeting of the Coalition For Fair Criminal Justice Policies - NYC Chapter on Saturday April 25, 10:30am-1pm. He will discuss his situation and his desire to return to his former position as Chair of Parole now that charges against him have been dismissed.
The meeting will be held at Fortune Society’s Offices, 29-76 Northern Blvd. (Rte 25A) between 40th Ave and 41st Ave in Long Island City.