We collected some facts about Herman Bell and his Parole Efforts!
When Herman Bell goes again to the NY parole board in March. 2016, he will have been imprisoned over 42 years.
Herman has appeared before the NY parole board 6 times and been denied each time.
The parole board cites the nature of Herman’s charge of conviction for their denials – a fact which will never change – instead of Herman’s impressive, 35+ years prison record.
Herman has earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees while in prison.
Herman has earned his paralegal certificate in prison.
Herman has devoted his time to mentoring, educating, inspiring others he’s in with, encouraging them to educate themselves and learn skills so that they may live successful, recidivist-free lives when they get out.
Herman is renowned for his football coaching skills throughout the NY state prison system.
Herman has taught English grammar and writing skills as well as Black History, and has organized countless Black History month celebrations through the years.
With activist farmers in Maine, Herman organized the Victory Gardens Project, where diverse urban and rural communities came together to learn to grow organic produce which they harvested and distributed, free, back into their communities.
Herman has devoted his adult life to uplifting and protecting Black people, and to the betterment of all people in our society.
After more than four decades of imprisonment, Herman deserves to come home!