Select Media Coverage of the Second Look Project

Lawmakers Look to Codify Clemency Reforms
Queens Daily Eagle, January 25, 2023

A Murder, A Confession, and a Fight for Clemency
The New Yorker, December 22, 2022

Hochul Grants Clemency to 13, Including a Domestic Violence Victim
New York Times, December 21, 2022

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Grants Clemency to 13 People, 1 Year After Promising to do so More Often
The Gothamist, December 21, 2022

Over 25,000 People in Prison Await Decisions on Their Clemency Applications
Truthout, December 19, 2022

Governor Hochul’s ‘Rolling’ Clemency Process Has Set Just One Person Free
Hellgate, November 28, 2022

A New York City Rapper Turned Himself In 13 Years Ago, Now His Prosecutor Wants Him Freed
Gothamist, October 11, 2022

Clemency Reforms Wait in Limbo
Queens Daily Eagle, March 21, 2022

Why NY’s ‘Poster Child for Clemency’ is Still Behind Bars
Law360, January 23, 2022

Cuomo Grants Clemency to Driver in ’81 Brinks Robbery, 5 Others in Last Act as Gov., August 23, 2021

One Power Gov. Cuomo Shied Away From: Commutation, August 19, 2021

Prisoners Hoping for Mercy Place Little Faith in Cuomo
The City, December 22, 2020

Governor Cuomo, Pardon This Man
The New York Times, January 28, 2020

Gov. Cuomo’s Clemency Out of Grasp for Many Behind Bars
The City, August 6, 2019

Will Governor Cuomo Give Roy Bolus A Second Chance?
Gothamist, August 6, 2018

Cuomo grants clemency to 29 people, including two from Brooklyn who served 30 years for a fatal robbery
New York Daily News, December 31, 2018

She Faced Cuomo and Got Clemency. He Got ‘a Sense of Her Soul.’
The New York Times, January 3, 2017

Select Op-eds by Steven Zeidman

No One Can See the Future: New York Needs Second-Look Sentencing Before More Lives are Wasted
Gotham Gazette, December 8, 2022

People Age Out of Crime: Prison Sentences Should Reflect That
TIME, September 9, 2022

Mass Incarceration and Broken Promises
NY Daily News, June 24, 2022

Governor Hochul Misses the Mark in First Clemency Considerations, Leaving Despair
Gotham Gazette, January 6, 2022

Say Their Names-People Deserving Clemency
Gotham Gazette, December 23, 2021

Dying Behind Bars: The N.Y. Way
Daily News, October 27, 2021

Grant more clemencies, governor: Cuomo’s using too little of his power to decarcerate, too late
New York Daily News, August 22, 2021

Governor Cuomo, Take the Reins on Elder Parole Reform
Albany Times Union, July 16, 2021

Governor, How About Clemency?
New York Daily News, November 28, 2020

Life and Death at the Stroke of the Governor’s Pen
Gotham Gazette, June 17, 2020

Legislature Must Address the COVID Threat to People in Prison
City Limits, May 27, 2020

Think Bigger on Clemencies: Coronavirus, Prisons and Public Health
New York Daily News, March 28, 2020