Brinks robbery driver speaks about being denied parole

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Judith Clark, who was denied parole after New York's governor granted her clemency, says the decision was "communally painful" for fellow prisoners who had "connected their sense of hope" to her. Judith Clark, who was denied parole after New York's governor granted her clemency, says the decision was "communally painful" for fellow prisoners who had "connected their sense of hope" to her.
BEDFORD HILLS -

The convicted getaway driver in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery, which left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead, is speaking out about being denied parole Friday.

The New York Times interviewed Judith Clark this week at the maximum security Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

The decision comes after a judge commuted the life sentence for Clark, allowing the 67-year-old to seek early release.

The former Weather Underground radical who was denied parole after Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted her clemency says the decision was "communally painful" for fellow prisoners who had "connected their sense of hope" to her.

About 10,000 people had signed a petition urging that her parole be denied.

Clark says she now respects human life. She's been a chaplain's assistant; an educator for prisoners with AIDS; a leader of prenatal and newborn classes; and a service dog trainer. Clark has served 35 years in prison so far. She is eligible to seek parole again in April 2019.

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