Demand President Biden Grant Clemency for Thousands & Keep People Home!

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    Demand President Biden Grant Clemency for Thousands & Keep People Home!

    Join me in demanding clemency for thousands of elders at risk of being re-incarcerated!

    Thousands of people - many of whom are elders and immunocompromised - who were released from prison to finish their sentences on home confinement during the pandemic, are now at threat of being re-incarcerated. 

    These are mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, community members - who have been spending their home confinement getting reacquainted with family and friends, while supporting their communities.

    And unless President Biden grants them clemency, 4,000+ people will be ripped from their homes once again and sent back to prison when the pandemic is declared over, or even earlier like Gwen Levi - who was re-incarcerated as a result of a bureaucratic error. 

    Thanks to her legal team and public outcry from over 55k Color of Change members, Ms. Levi was sent home on compassionate release. But another 4,000+ people remain on home confinement with no certainty about what the future brings. 

    Any circumstance where people are sent back to prisons is in direct contradiction to the Biden Administration's public promise to invest in ending mass incarceration. And if measures aren't taken to keep 4,000+ people at home and out of prison, this administration will be presiding over the fastest expansion of the federal prison population in history. 

    Join us in demanding President Biden grant clemency for 4,000+ people today!

    Below is the letter we'll send to President Biden:

    Here is the Petition:

    We are asking that you grant clemency for the 4,000+ people, many of whom are elders and immunocompromised, who were released from prison on home confinement last year due to the increased threat of the pandemic in prisons. 

    Unless the Administration intervenes, 4,000+ people who have been reconnecting with family and reestablishing community ties, as evidenced by the 99% success rate, will be ripped from their homes and sent back to prison when the pandemic is declared over.

    Gwen Levi, a 76-year old grandmother and cancer survivor was already sent back to prison for taking a computer skills class because of the punitive nature of home confinement and our carceral system.

    Thanks to her legal team and public outcry, Ms. Levi was sent home on compassionate release, but thousands of our elders remain on home confinement and are at threat of being sent back to prison on a technicality like Ms. Levi, or when the Administration declares the pandemic is over.

    Any circumstance where people are sent back to prisons is in direct contradiction to the Biden Administration's public promise to invest in ending mass incarceration. And if measures aren't taken to keep 4,000+ people at home and out of prison, this administration will be presiding over the fastest expansion of the federal prison population in history. 

    Prison facilities are not sanitary or humane spaces. And the pandemic has only worsened these conditions. People will always have a better chance at staying safe and healthy when they are at home with their communities. And it is inhumane to force people, a disproportionate number of whom are Black, to go back to prison. 

    We urge you to keep people home by granting clemency for those on home confinement today!