Stanley Richards, Senior Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society

Stanley Richards Is Appointed To NYC Board Of Corrections

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On May 27, the NYC Council confirmed Stanley Richards to be a member of the NYC Board of Corrections (BOC). He serves on the BOC as the first formerly incarcerated individual appointed by the City Council. He will lend his first-hand experience to the BOC’s work.

Richards, The Fortune Society senior VP of programs, said his time in jail makes him a unique candidate to serve on the board which is responsible for setting minimum standards for the city’s jails and overseeing the Department of Correction.

“My experience and my work will add a tremendous amount to the board — I lived it,” he said. “I was in those cells. I’ve seen the brutality …”

Read the full Capital NY article.

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