[Pnews] Parole Support Letters for Judy Clark

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Mon Jan 9 10:26:45 EST 2017


*Parole Support Letters for Judy Clark (#83-G-0313) in NY State*

Many of you may have heard that Judy Clark, imprisoned for over 35 years 
for  participation in the 1981 Brinks robbery in Nyack , NY, was granted 
a conditional clemency by New York State Gov. Cuomo.  The Gov. reduced 
Judy's sentence from 75 to Life to 35 to Life, making her eligible to go 
to Board in 2017.  Below is a message from Judy's legal team asking for 
letters of support to be sent to the Board.

Judy was a long time political activist, anti-war, anti-racist, 
anti-imperialist work.  Since being in prison, Judy has helped to: start 
the first AIDS education, advocacy and support group (ACE) along with 
co-defendant Kathy Boudin; initiated a parent-child center so kids who 
are visiting had toys and a place to play; pushed for --and won-- a 
parent-child program so that pregnant women could keep their newborns 
with them in a special unit in the prison for the first year of life; 
  got her college degree; participates in the puppy program; and in  a 
writing and theater programs.

During the 1981 Brinks robbery, two policeman and  a Brinks guard were 
killed, which Judy has expressed tremendous remorse for the lives lost.  
Judy's daughter, Harriet, who now lives and works here in the Bay Area, 
was only a year old when her mom went to prison.  Earlier clemency 
  appeals have been vigorously opposed by police and guards unions.  In 
2016, Gov. Cuomo  was visiting Bedford Hills Prison  and  asked to have 
  a meeting with Judy. After that meeting and much reflection, the Gov. 
decided to  commute her sentence.

Now Judy needs letters of support  sent to the NY State Parole Board.  
For more background info: http://judithclark.org/

See details and  appropriate address below. Thanks for your support.


*_Letters should be mailed to:_
New York State Board of Parole-- Re: Judy A. Clark  #83-G-0313
Supervising Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400*

Governor Cuomo granted Judy’s clemency application and commuted her 
sentence thereby making her eligible for parole.  As we wait to learn 
the exact date of Judy’s parole hearing, it is a very good time to send 
letters of support to the Parole Board. The Board will want to know 
about Judy's transformation, remorse and accomplishments. Please be as 
succinct as possible.

Letters should be sent to the New York State Board of Parole at the 
address below.  The letter itself should begin with “Dear Commissioners 
of the Board of Parole.”

*_Letters should be mailed to:_
New York State Board of Parole
Supervising Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400*

You can also submit letters of support electronically through a link 
<http://judithclark.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87a3c82cab1f72367969deeed&id=d14a9ea08d&e=70a154a3ac> provided 
by the Parole Board 
(http://www.doccs.ny.gov/DOCCSWebLettersToBoardofParoleForm.aspx 
<http://judithclark.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87a3c82cab1f72367969deeed&id=909ba0ef8f&e=70a154a3ac>). The 
link asks for Judy’s “DIN” -- (her prison ID number) -- it is 83-G-0313. 
*/Please note that we believe that hard copy letters are more likely to 
be read and carry greater weight./*

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 letters at judithclark.org <mailto:letters at judithclark.org> (or, 
if email is a problem, you can send a hard copy to Prof. Steven Zeidman, 
CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, LIC, NY 11101; FAX (718) 340-4478 
<tel:%28718%29%20340-4478>).

Judy Clark's Legal Team
-- 
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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