Coming Up: Should Judy Clark Be Released from Prison?

22 Apr, 2013

By Polly Kreisman

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Have you read about Judy Clark?


Judy Clark is in prison, and has been for 30 years,  for her role as a getaway driver in a 1981 robbery in Nyack that left three people dead. “Now 62 years old, she has undergone a profound transformation, from an unrepentant radical to a respected educator and caring role model. The only way she’ll ever be released from prison is if Governor Cuomo grants her clemency.”


Maybe you saw this piece in the New York Times Magazine.


On whatever side of this issue you fall, there is sure to be a fascinating discussion  Thursday April 25 at 7:30pm at the Katonah Village Library, to raise awareness of Judy Clark.

Tom Robbins (author of the New York Times piece), Rabbi Arik Wolf (Chabad of Bedford) and Sara Bennett (Judy’s Attorney) will be speaking.  They will provide an overview of Judy’s past and present, her efforts at clemency, and what people in the community can do.



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  • Sara

    Thanks for publicizing. The event is actually at the Katonah Village Library.

  • loopeditrix

    thanks- we will change it!

  • jlo1965

    Let this woman go. The reality is she has zero probability of committing another crime. To just continue to keep people has revenge or punishment after they have shown that they have been rehabilitated is not something a civilized country should be doing. We all know the department of corrections is anything other than rehabilitative. If I did my job as poorly as these people do I would not be employed. They need to show there successes. Anything else is just a thinly veiled jobs program. Put one part of the population in prison forever to give the others jobs !

  • xpso

    Three people are dead.