NYs High Rate of Locking Up Parolees Gets Fresh Look

By Emma Cueto

Law360 quoted President Greenberg on the new Task Force on the Parole System. (may require subscription)

The New York State Bar Association is taking a hard look at the state’s parole system as lawmakers have so far fallen short on reforms to address the state’s high rate of revoking parole, keeping a fire under efforts to follow other jurisdictions that have slashed parole-related prison stints.

The association, which helps to regulate and shape law and the practice of law in New York, said this month that a new task force will focus on the revocation of parole and reincarceration. The group hopes to answer the question of why the state has the second highest number of reincarcerated parolees, after Illinois, and come up with policy suggestions to improve the process.

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