Main take-aways for organizers (read full notes for details):
- increasing housing resources, and making old law prisoners / the commission aware of them for re-entry planning will help get people out.
- there is a way that some old law people can access the expanded earned release program
- future parole commission staff meetings will include limited opportunities for public to ask questions.
All the parole commissioners and records staff were present at the meeting. There were also two people from the DOC office of victim services in attendance, as well as 7 people from the public and/or advocacy organizations.
It was a very breif meeting, about 20 minutes after attendence was taken. Topics discussed include: person-first language, narrative section of hearing reports, changes to earned release, the national parole conference in June, release planning, in-person hearings, and transparency.