Friends of David Gilbert

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Tutu, and Gandhi, King Descendants Call for Clemency for NYS Imprisoned Elder Activist. FOR USA. November 10, 2020.

Passing Elder Parole Bill Would be a Step Toward Justice. Barbara Smith. Albany Times Union. October 21, 2020.

David Gilbert, Other Elder Inmates Deserve Clemency. Jerome Wright. The Buffalo News. October 11, 2020.

He Was One of New York’s Most Famous Prisoners. Now He’s One of Its Oldest—and Most Vulnerable. Samantha Michaels. Mother Jones. May 13, 2020.

How San Francisco’s D.A. Is Decreasing The Jail Population Amid COVID-19: An Interview with Chesa Boudin. Terri Gross. Fresh Air. April 9, 2020.

Chesa Boudin on His Incarcerated Father and the Threat of the Coronavirus in Prisons. Jennifer Gonnerman. The New Yorker. March 26, 2020.

“The person who more than anyone is responsible for helping me – and literally hundreds of other young people – become productive and contributing members of society is still in prison today.”

Formerly incarcerated person who was mentored by David