Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that the state will partner with several legal organizations to expand its pro bono clemency program. The state will partner with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and other groups to expand the state’s initiative that provides pro bono clemency petition services to individuals with criminal records or incarcerated in state prison.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“These nationally recognized organizations have already proven successful in helping incarcerated individuals get access to the resources they need to apply for clemency, make the case for their rehabilitation and have the opportunity to contribute to and re-enter society. I’m proud to partner with them to expand the work of this administration and its partners and take one more step toward a more just, more fair and more compassionate New York for all.”