Friends of David Gilbert

Parole Hearing Delayed One Month.

Support Letters Still Needed.

On September 21, the New York State Parole Board postponed David’s parole hearing for one month. We anticipate at this point that his next hearing will take place sometime in October.

In the meantime, a continued show of support for David’s parole is important. Please consider writing a letter, and asking a friend to do so!

See here for more information. Thank you so much for your continued support!



In the Press

Judge him for who he is, not was

Voice of the People: Judge him for who he is, not was,” Cynthia Grant Bowman. New York Daily News. Sept. 24, 2021.

Allow room for grace

Voice of the People: Allow room for grace,” Karen S. Daughtry. New York Daily News. Sept. 24, 2021.

His crime vs. his record

Voice of the People: His crime vs. his record,” Ben Altman. New York Daily News. Sept. 24, 2021.

Parole board should show mercy and free David Gilbert

Another Voice: Parole board should show mercy and free David Gilbert,” Rev. Joe Paparone. The Buffalo News. Sept. 17, 2021.

Religious leaders call for release of David Gilbert from New York prison

Religious leaders call for release of David Gilbert from New York prison,” John Stowe and Marie Dennis. National Catholic Reporter. Sept. 16, 2021.

David Gilbert has proven worthy of parole, release

Letter: David Gilbert has proven worthy of parole, release,” Dave Reilly. The Buffalo News. Sept. 16, 2021.

David Gilbert Should Be Free

David Gilbert Should Be Free,” John Mage. The Nation. Sept. 13, 2021.

David Gilbert deserves to be paroled and released

Letter to the Editor: David Gilbert deserves to be paroled and released,” Barbara Smith. Times Union. Sept. 13, 2021.

Release Gilbert from his imprisonment

Commentary: Release Gilbert from his imprisonment,” Kathleen Pequeño. Times Union. Sept. 12, 2021.

Gilbert’s release should be granted without delay

Letter to the Editor: Gilbert’s release should be granted without delay,” Cynthia Grant Bowman. Times Union. Sept. 10, 2021.

Andrew Cuomo’s act of clemency in New York reaches all the way to California

“Op-Ed: Andrew Cuomo’s act of clemency in New York reaches all the way to California.” Miriam Powel. Los Angeles Times. Sept. 5, 2021.

David Gilbert…was rightly granted clemency

Emma Jordan-Simpson, Matt Meyer and Ethan Vesley-Flad, Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Journal News: Westchester | Rockland | Putnam Counties. Sept. 2, 2021.

Punishment, or Correction?

Punishment, or Correction? Editorial,” Albany Times Union. Aug. 31, 2021.

“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

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