Activists head to Albany to push prison reform
Hundreds of activists are descending upon Albany this week to advocate for reducing some prison sentences in New York State.
With the Clean Slate Act being signed into law last November, activists are shifting their sights to the new legislative session.
They will be pushing for the Earned Time Act, allowing prisoners to apply for sentence reductions after a certain period of jail time.
Also on the protester's docket is the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences.
The activists will be looking for the support of House Democrats to turn their objectives into law.