CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES HAIL THE PARDON OF COLIN ABSOLAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2020
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES HAIL THE PARDON OF COLIN ABSOLAM

STATEMENT FROM KHALIL A. CUMBERBATCH, CHIEF STRATEGIST AT NEW YORKERS UNITED FOR JUSTICE

Statement from Khalil A. Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice, regarding the pardon of Colin Absolam, also known as Tyrone Abraham:

“The pardon of Colin Absolam by Governor Andrew Cuomo is proof that New York State is committed to improving our criminal justice system. Like Mr. Absolam, I have faced deportation for a prior conviction well after serving my time. Just as Governor Cuomo granted me a pardon, allowing me to reunite with my family and get back to pursuing my education, we commend his actions to keep another family together. Our criminal justice system must be based on the principle that individuals are capable of rehabilitation and redemption. It’s the only way we can truly promote safety and fairness while strengthening all of our communities.”

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