- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former inmates who were imprisoned in their youth are traveling to Albany to support a proposal to end the state’s practice of automatically prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.

Organizers of Tuesday’s Capitol event say the ex-offenders will be joined by their families and criminal justice experts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured a prison last week to promote his proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years of age.

The measure is expected to come up soon as lawmakers enter the final three weeks of their annual session.

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