Justice for the Wrongfully Incarcerated
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
For more information, please contact Neekee West at 646.684.1013
Over 90 people have registered to join family, friends and loved ones of the wrongfully convicted for an eight day march from Harlem to Albany starting on Mother’s Day, May 8th, 2016. 20 walkers are committed to walking for the whole eight days in order to highlight the plight of the wrongfully convicted and to demand specific legislative reforms found at http://
Locally in Westchester County, a 42 year old social justice organization WESPAC will host the marchers for a community dinner on their first day, Sunday, May 8th at 6pm at the Eileen Fisher Institute located at 1 Bridge Street in Irvington, NY.
The Peekskill branch of the NAACP will host the marchers on Monday evening, May 9th at 7:30pm at the Kiley Center located at 709 Main Street in Peekskill for an open public forum where we will hear from Yusef Salaam, exonerated member of the Central Park 5, who spent over five years incarcerated for a crime he had nothing to do with; we will also hear from his mother, activist and lead organizer of this march, Sharonne Salaam.
Jeffrey Deskovic will also serve as a featured speaker. He was wrongly convicted in 1990 at the age of seventeen of raping, beating, and strangling Angela Correa, a 15-year-old high school classmate at Peekskill High School, and spent sixteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Who: The Justice4theWrongfullyincarcera
Why: The American Judicial System has victimized many innocent people and their families who come from predominantly communities of color. Your advocacy is needed to make positive changes in legislation. This campaign was created to represent those who have been and are still being victimized.