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From my source at the Albany chapter of the NY CLU comes this event open to the public. Of particular interest is the segment on letters from home and how important they are to prisoners.

Please Join Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York on
October 4, 2017 at 6 pm
For the 7th Annual Pro Bono Celebration Event

Letters from Home: Incarcerated New Yorkers Reflect on the Love of Their Families

Through the stories of incarcerated individuals, attendees will hear about the importance of family and friends and the need for communication by letters, phone calls and visits. The stories will be performed by the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe.

We will also be recognizing the efforts of all of our volunteers, with awards presented to five spectacular pro bono partners:
Jonathan Gradess, Esq. – John R. Dunne Champion of Justice Award
Dechert LLP – Hon. J. Clarence Herlihy Award
Julissa Saragoza-Arroyo, Shearman & Sterling – Pro Bono Service Award
Dena DeFazio, Albany Law School – Robert F. Bensing Award
Michelle Morris, Tompkins Cortland Community College/Cornell University – Robert F. Bensing Award

Food and drinks will be available prior to the performance

First Congregational Church
405 Quail Street
Albany, New York 12208
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public though RSVPs are kindly requested as space is limited. Donations will be accepted.

Questions and RSVPs should be directed to Samantha Howell, Esq., Director of Pro Bono & Outreach, showell@plsny.org or 518-445-6050 x1101.
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