March 25, 2008

Low recidivism rates for paroled violent felons

New York parole officials report that none of the 456 violent felons paroled in the last four years was sent back to prison for committing a new crime.

Paroled felons' return rate low. Michael Hill, Associated Press, March 24 2008.

March 10, 2008

Bill A10108, proposed by New York State Assembly Republican Leader James Tedisco

Summary of Bill A10108:

"Allows the governor to review decisions by the parole board to grant or deny release on parole to inmates serving a sentence of imprisonment, or the imposition of conditions of such release; allows the governor to delay the scheduled release of an inmate to parole by not more than fifteen days for the purpose of conducting such a review."