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Mujahid Farid

Was released from a New York state prison in 2011 after serving 33 years. He is now lead organizer with RAPP, which stands for "Release Aging People in Prison." His campaign work is part of Soros Justice Fellowship and is housed at the Correctional Association of New York.

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