Assembly member David Weprin, new chair of the Assembly Corrections
Committee, is hosting a press conference this SUNDAY,
February 26th at 12:00 pm on the steps of New York City Hall to rally
against the proposed reduction in visitation days for inmates at New
York State’s maximum-security prisons.
Assembly member Weprin is inviting family members and advocates to join
him this Sunday to speak against these proposed visitation cuts.
Please RSVP to Sumeet Sharma at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday, 2/23. Or just show up!
Everyone who has a loved one in a max prison is directly affected by
this — whether their weekday visits are eliminated or their weekend
visits become even more delayed and crowded than they already are.
If you are a caring person who does not believe in endless punishment
and increased misery for prisoners and their families, you too are
It is good news to all of us advocates, family members, and formerly
incarcerated folks that Assembly member Weprin, right from the start in
his new role as committee chair, cares enough about decency, justice,
and better outcomes for people in prison and their communities to
support prison visitation. It is crucially important that we come out
to support him on this issue!