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LAS Reaffirms Need for Comprehensive Parole Reforms

A broad coalition of advocates is urging lawmakers to enact desperately needed parole reforms this session specifically Fair and Timely Parole, Elder Parole, and Less Is More, as reported by Spectrum News.
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LAS: Transition All Parole Matters to Video or Face Litigation

The Legal Aid Society promised imminent litigation if Albany does not act immediately to restore due process rights, reports the Politico New York Playbook.
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Defenders Urge Albany to Enact the Less Is More Act Immediately

The call comes on the one-year anniversary of Michael Tyson’s passing from COVID-19 while he was incarcerated at Rikers on a non-criminal technical parole violation, as reported by the Queen Daily Eagle.
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Watch: Why New York City’s Jail Population Is Spiking

Indefinite jail sentences for non-criminal technical parole violations swell prison populations, reports The Appeal.
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New Yorkers Incarcerated on Technical Parole Violations Hits Nine-Month High

The Legal Aid Society called on elected officials to enact the “Less is More Act" that would overhaul New York’s parole system, as reported by The Appeal.
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LAS Urges Cuomo to Release Vulnerable New Yorkers Held on Parole Warrants

As COVID-19 rates continue to rise in local jails, many individuals are still being held solely on parole warrants, many of which are predicated on non-criminal technical violations, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Demands Comprehensive Reform of New York’s Broken Parole System

New York reincarcerates more people for technical parole violations than any other state in the country except Illinois, according to a new report by The Intercept.
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LAS Decries Incarceration of New Yorkers for Technical Parole Violations During Pandemic

Advocates point to a broken parole system as more are jailed for minor parole transgressions, reports The New York Times.
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LAS Applauds NYS Bar Association Report Recommending Reforms to Parole Laws

The Bar Association also announced its support to increase the New York State Parole Board commissioners from 19 to 30 to address a backlog of cases, according to THE CITY.
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