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Old 07-14-2010, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mrsbarnes View Post
An inmate gets 20 to life and during that time goes to great lengths to not only rehabilitate themself but also to help others rehabilitate as well as bring comfort to the dying. At 20 years they are eligible for parole and it is at the discretion of the parole board...?

Is there anything that loved ones can do that has been proven to be effective? Are there any laws against keeping a man or woman who have changed in prison?
There's no such law in NY State although the decision has to have a rational basis and the board has to have followed their own guidelines, which are very vague so it's pretty easy to deny someone for practically no reason but still have followed the guidelines. However, some people do win their appeals so you never know. Winning an appeal only gets a new hearing, not necessarily release.

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