New York Update – 3.31.2022

In this issue:
-Rejecting Hochul’s Incarceration Plan
-8000 People Off Parole
-We’re hiring – NY Community Organizer Position
-Quotes of the Week

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to release 8,000 parolees from supervision by the end of March 

By: Yoselin Person via WKBW Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has announced they’ll discharge eight thousand people on parole from supervision by March 31st.  This comes after Governor Kathy Hochul signed the “Less is More Act” back in September of 2021.  Eddie James Henley, who was […]

Another test for New York’s criminal justice reform

By Chase Houle via 13WHAM Rochester, N.Y. — New York’s criminal justice reform has been criticized as dangerous and poorly thought out – and raised as long overdue. Thursday, 8,000 parolees statewide are expected to be release from supervision.  Part of the “Less is More” legislation allows parolees to earn a 30-day reduction in their sentence for […]