Proposed State Parole Overhaul Gains Wider Backing

By Josefa Velasquez and Reuven Blau

The City quoted President Greenberg and reported on the Task Force on Parole Reform’s recently approved report.

The New York State Bar Association is throwing its weight behind a legislative push to reform New York’s parole system, endorsing efforts to scale back or eliminate jailing for parolees.

The association adopted a report and recommendations this weekend that seek to overhaul parole by discarding incarceration over technical parole violations prior to a judge’s review, and creating a system of “earned good time credits” to encourage good behavior.

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