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.

Thanks to your efforts, the packet that David’s lawyer submitted to the Parole Board contains hundreds of support letters, many of them heartfelt testimony from people who have come to know him over the past 40 years, during his incarceration. And many also from people who don’t know David, but have learned about him and are moved by a sense of mercy and justice. Each of these letters is so important and we thank you so much.

Although there is much we don’t yet know, we expect David’s lawyers should be able to file a supplement to that packet. A continued show of support for David’s parole is important. If you haven’t yet, please consider writing a letter to show your support for his parole. If you have — thank you! And, consider asking a friend (yet another one) to write.

Winning clemency was a tremendous achievement and we owe it to all of your efforts and your steadfast support.  We will be keeping you informed as the parole process moves ahead.