NY GOV: Governor Hochul Announces Major Actions To Improve Justice and Safety in City Jails

By NY GOV via NYGOV Signs the Less is More Community Supervision and Revocation Reform Act (S.1144A/A.5576A); 191 Individuals to be Immediately Released Having Served Their Sentences Under Less is More Standards Announces Agreement with Department of Corrections and City to Allow for Incarcerated Individuals to be Transferred from Rikers Island to State Custody Here; 40 Individuals Per Day for at least 5 […]

Queens Daily Eagle: Gov. signs parole reform bill, releases nearly 200 from Rikers

By Jacob Kaye via Queens Daily Eagle With the crisis on Rikers Island nearing a breaking point, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law Friday that would spur the release of hundreds of people incarcerated on non-violent, technical parole violations in the city’s notorious jail facilities.  The Less Is More bill was signed into law a […]

press release – governor signs the #lessismoreny act into law

Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 – yonah@katalcenter.org Follow online: #LessIsMoreNY | www.lessismoreny.org  Governor Kathy Hochul Signs the Less Is More Act, Transformative Parole Reform Bill Announces First Step of Implementation: Immediate Release of 191 People Held at Rikers Island Jail Complex on Parole Violations #LessIsMoreNY Coalition, Which Launched & Led Campaign for Bill Passage, Hails Most Significant […]

AP: New York tosses jail time for most minor parole violations

By Marina Villeneuve via AP ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The “Less is More” law largely eliminates New York’s practice of incarcerating people for technical parole violations, including being late to an appointment […]