Stanley Martin fights for accountability
Activists know Stanley Martin.
In 2019, the rest of Rochester got to know her as well when she stepped into the crowded and contentious Democratic primary for City Council's East District seat. She finished third out of five candidates, a respectable showing for a first-time, grassroots campaign.
But it was her work in the Monroe Correctional Facility that fueled her passion for accountability.
"Being in that role it just challenged everything I previously thought I knew about people who are incarcerated," Martin said, "and it challenged me to see them as human beings just like anyone else and really do work to make sure that we are ensuring that they're treated fairly."