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Old 05-06-2006, 01:43 PM
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Could someone tell me or tell me where to get info on if there is a maxuim amount of inmates that can go before the Parole Board at the same prison on the same day? Someone had said that they have heard as many as 40 individuals going in front of the board in one day. This makes no sense to me because that is less than 15 minutes for each individual to speak before the board and to say how they have bettered themselves while in prison and if they have any regrets for what they did. How can the Parole Board honestly make a decision about parole. I know they get paperwork before hand, but are they actually taking the time to go through it or just in a rush because they have to hear so many individuals in one day? Thank you if anyone can give me any info!
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Could someone tell me or tell me where to get info on if there is a maxuim amount of inmates that can go before the Parole Board at the same prison on the same day? Someone had said that they have heard as many as 40 individuals going in front of the board in one day. This makes no sense to me because that is less than 15 minutes for each individual to speak before the board and to say how they have bettered themselves while in prison and if they have any regrets for what they did. How can the Parole Board honestly make a decision about parole. I know they get paperwork before hand, but are they actually taking the time to go through it or just in a rush because they have to hear so many individuals in one day? Thank you if anyone can give me any info!
The parole board hearing isn't even that long most the time. It is done on TV. The parole board people I believe are in Albany. I never heard about limits. Where I was, they did the hearing on the first Tuesday of every month. I remember I had to wait till Wednesday because they didn't finish the prison they did on Monday and rolled it over to Tuesday. Therefore had to rollover where I was until Wednesday.

But, to answer your question. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes. However, I do believe the inmate can talk as much as he wants as long as it is relevant to his parole hearing. My guess is that they would only cut it short if he starts to repeat himself.

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Thank you, for your input, but it doesn't seem fair to me anyways!
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IMO, nothing about the NYS Parole Board seems fair, nor does it make any sense to me. I might be biased but I think they decide who is going home even before the interview so how long it lasts and how many they see in one day doesn't make a bit of difference. They also have the case to review beforehand so they basically decide before they see him, if it is for a VO, chances are, getting hit at the board is a given. Fair? Maybe, maybe not, but at least they could give a denial based on FACTS and HISTORY, and not POLITICS! But this is just my opinion, being with my husband through three PB denials.
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I agree with you Jen. They probabally already have decided before hand because on a Mon. 40 inmates went before this one board and the next day (Tues.) they knew the decisions. How can they review each case in that little time and be so called objective about each individual? Only 7 guys made the board and 2 were VO.
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I agree with you Jen. They probabally already have decided before hand because on a Mon. 40 inmates went before this one board and the next day (Tues.) they knew the decisions. How can they review each case in that little time and be so called objective about each individual? Only 7 guys made the board and 2 were VO.
First, I am in no way attempting to defend the parole board.

But, it is politics as well as past inmates that have been paroled and just as quick as they get off the bus commit another crime. Where I was a guy got paroled. The next night you see his face on the news because he killed his girlfriend. The voting public points a very firm finger at the parole board saying, "Why?" I will also tell you that inmates point a very firm finger at a inmate that returns for screwing up parole. Every guy that screws up parole makes it harder on the next guy and the inmates know this.
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I hear you totally, but you have no idea what it is like to be denied parole over and over again and them not even caring about changes you have made in there, or who you are as a person after 17 years .... and still they tell you - you are a threat to society? BULL****, IMO....
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I hear you totally, but you have no idea what it is like to be denied parole over and over again and them not even caring about changes you have made in there, or who you are as a person after 17 years .... and still they tell you - you are a threat to society? BULL****, IMO....
It is bull!! I know a lot of guys that would never repeat and actually have a plan for post release that get banged just because the last guy they released didn't. The parole department is scared to do the right thing for fear of failing.

The old saying, "One ah shit wipes out 100 that a boys"

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JenG I totally agree with you about the board making there decisions before hand, my husband and I have discussed this and he's said that the board already knows if there letting you into the free world or not before the face 2 face.
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They have defintely decided on the outcome befor ethey appear in front of the board. The pre-parole interview is what is important and when they decide what the decision will be.
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You know this is so unfair, but I believe too that the PB knows the decision before they meet with the inmate! Hopefully when we get a new governor this will change and the PB will stop judging the inmate on the past crime and concentrate on how they have changed and what they have accomplished while being in prison. The past is the past and the PB should concentrate on the here and now!!!
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these are the guidelines that the parole commissioners (parole board) are supposed to adhere to.

§ 259-i. Procedures for the conduct of the work of the state board of parole. 1. Establishment of minimum periods of imprisonment. (a) In any case where a person is received in an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of correctional services with an indeterminate sentence, and the court has not fixed a minimum period of imprisonment, the board shall cause to be brought before one or more members in accordance with the rules of the board within one hundred twenty days from the date on which such person is received in an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of correctional services pursuant to such sentence or as soon thereafter as practicable, all information with regard to such persons referred to in subdivision three of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article. The member or members receiving such information shall study the same and shall personally interview the sentenced person. Upon conclusion of the interview, he shall determine the minimum period of imprisonment to be served prior to parole consideration in accordance with the guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article. Such guidelines shall include (i) the seriousness of the offense with due consideration to the type of sentence, length of sentence and recommendations of the sentencing court, the district attorney, the attorney for the inmate, the pre-sentence probation report as well as consideration of any mitigating and aggravating factors, and activities following arrest and prior to confinement; and (ii) prior criminal record, including the nature and pattern of offenses, adjustment to any previous probation or parole supervision and institutional confinement. Such determination shall have the same force and effect as a minimum period fixed by a court, except that the board may provide by rule for the making of subsequent determinations reducing such minimum period which shall not be reduced to less than one year. Notification of such determination and of any subsequent determinations and of the reasons therefor shall be furnished in writing to the sentenced person and to the person in charge of the institution as soon as practicable. Such reasons shall be given in detail and not in conclusory terms. (b) In any case where the minimum period of imprisonment is fixed independent of the criteria adopted by the board pursuant to subdivision four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article, written reasons shall be given for such determination in detail and not in conclusory terms. 2. * (a) (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, at least one month prior to the date on which an inmate may be paroled pursuant to subdivision one of section 70.40 of the penal law, a member or members as determined by the rules of the board shall personally interview such inmate and determine whether he should be paroled in accordance with the guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article. If parole is not granted upon such review, the inmate shall be informed in writing within two weeks of such appearance of the factors and reasons for such denial of parole. Such reasons shall be given in detail and not in conclusory terms. The board shall specify a date not more than twenty-four months from such determination for reconsideration, and the procedures to be followed upon reconsideration shall be the same. If the inmate is released, he shall be given a copy of the conditions of parole. Such conditions shall where appropriate, include a requirement that the parolee comply with any restitution order, mandatory surcharge, sex offender registration fee and DNA databank fee previously imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction that applies to the parolee. The board of parole shall indicate which restitution collection agency established
under subdivision eight of section 420.10 of the criminal procedure law,
shall be responsible for collection of restitution, mandatory surcharge,
sex offender registration fees and DNA databank fees as provided for in
section 60.35 of the penal law and section eighteen hundred nine of the
vehicle and traffic law.
(ii) Any inmate who is scheduled for presumptive release pursuant to
section eight hundred six of the correction law shall not appear before
the parole board as provided in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph
unless such inmate’s scheduled presumptive release is forfeited,
canceled, or rescinded subsequently as provided in such law. In such
event, the inmate shall appear before the parole board for release
consideration as provided in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph as soon
thereafter as is practicable.
• NB Effective until September 30, 2005
* (a) At least one month prior to the expiration of the minimum period
or periods of imprisonment fixed by the court or board, a member or
members as determined by the rules of the board shall personally
interview an inmate serving an indeterminate sentence and determine
whether he should be paroled at the expiration of the minimum period or
periods in accordance with the guidelines adopted pursuant to
subdivision four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c. If parole is not
granted upon such review, the inmate shall be informed in writing within
two weeks of such appearance of the factors and reasons for such denial
of parole. Such reasons shall be given in detail and not in conclusory
terms. The board shall specify a date not more than twenty-four months
from such determination for reconsideration, and the procedures to be
followed upon reconsideration shall be the same. If the inmate is
released, he shall be given a copy of the conditions of parole. Such
conditions shall where appropriate, include a requirement that the
parolee comply with any restitution order and mandatory surcharge
previously imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction that applies to
the parolee. The board of parole shall indicate which restitution
collection agency established under subdivision eight of section 420.10
of the criminal procedure law, shall be responsible for collection of
restitution and mandatory surcharge as provided for in section 60.35 of
the penal law and section eighteen hundred nine of the vehicle and
traffic law.
• NB Effective September 30, 2005
(b) Persons presumptively released, paroled, conditionally released or
released to post-release supervision from an institution under the
jurisdiction of the department of correctional services or the
department of mental hygiene shall, while on presumptive release,
parole, conditional release or post-release supervision, be in the legal
custody of the division of parole until expiration of the maximum term
or period of sentence, or expiration of the period of supervision,
including any period of post-release supervision, or return to the
custody of the department of correctional services, as the case may be.
(c) (A) Discretionary release on parole shall not be granted merely as
a reward for good conduct or efficient performance of duties while
confined but after considering if there is a reasonable probability
that, if such inmate is released, he will live and remain at liberty
without violating the law, and that his release is not incompatible with
the welfare of society and will not so deprecate the seriousness of his
crime as to undermine respect for law. In making the parole release
decision, the guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision four of section
two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article shall require that the
following be considered: (i) the institutional record including program
goals and accomplishments, academic achievements, vocational education,
training or work assignments, therapy and interpersonal relationships
with staff and inmates; (ii) performance, if any, as a participant in a
temporary release program; (iii) release plans including community
resources, employment, education and training and support services
available to the inmate; (iv) any deportation order issued by the
federal government against the inmate while in the custody of the
department of correctional services and any recommendation regarding
deportation made by the commissioner of the department of correctional
services pursuant to section one hundred forty-seven of the correction
law; and (v) any statement made to the board by the crime victim or the
victim’s representative, where the crime victim is deceased or is
mentally or physically incapacitated. The board shall provide toll free
telephone access for crime victims. In the case of an oral statement
made in accordance with subdivision one of section 440.50 of the
criminal procedure law, the parole board member shall present a written
report of the statement to the parole board. A crime victim’s
representative shall mean the crime victim’s closest surviving relative,
the committee or guardian of such person, or the legal representative of
any such person. Such statement submitted by the victim or victim’s
representative may include information concerning threatening or
intimidating conduct toward the victim, the victim’s representative, or
the victim’s family, made by the person sentenced and occurring after
the sentencing. Such information may include, but need not be limited
to, the threatening or intimidating conduct of any other person who or
which is directed by the person sentenced. Notwithstanding the
provisions of this section, in making the parole release decision for
persons whose minimum period of imprisonment was not fixed pursuant to
the provisions of subdivision one of this section, in addition to the
factors listed in this paragraph the board shall consider the factors
listed in paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section.
(B) Where a crime victim or victim’s representative as defined in
subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, or other person submits to the
parole board a written statement concerning the release of an inmate,
the parole board shall keep that individual’s name and address
confidential.
(d) (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c)
of this subdivision, after the inmate has served his minimum period of
imprisonment imposed by the court, or at any time after the inmate’s
period of imprisonment has commenced, provided that the inmate has had a
final order of deportation issued against him and provided further that
the inmate is not convicted of either an A-I felony offense other than
an A-I felony offense as defined in article two hundred twenty of the
penal law or a violent felony offense as defined in section 70.02 of the
penal law, if the inmate is subject to deportation by the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service, in addition to the criteria set
forth in paragraph ©, the board may consider, as a factor warranting
earlier release, the fact that such inmate will be deported, and may
grant parole to such inmate conditioned specifically on his prompt
deportation. The board may make such conditional grant of early parole
only where it has received from the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service assurance (A) that an order of deportation will
be executed or that proceedings will promptly be commenced for the
purpose of deportation upon release of the inmate from the custody of
the department of correctional services, and (B) that the inmate, if
granted parole pursuant to this paragraph, will not be released from the
custody of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service,
unless such release be as a result of deportation without providing the

board a reasonable opportunity to arrange for execution of its warrant
for the retaking of such parolee.
(ii) An inmate who has been granted parole pursuant to this paragraph
shall be delivered to the custody of the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service along with the board's warrant for his retaking
to be executed in the event of his release from such custody other than
by deportation. In the event that such person is not deported, the board
shall execute the warrant, effect his return to the custody of the
department of correctional services and within sixty days after such
return, provided that the minimum period of imprisonment has been
served, personally interview him to determine whether he should be
paroled in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c)
of this subdivision. The return of a person granted parole pursuant to
this paragraph for the reason set forth herein shall not be deemed to be
a parole delinquency and the interruptions specified in subdivision
three of section 70.40 of the penal law shall not apply, but the time
spent in the custody of the United States Immigration and Naturalization
Service shall be credited against the term of the sentence in accordance
with the rules specified in paragraph (c) of that subdivision.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any inmate granted parole
pursuant to this paragraph who is subsequently committed to the custody
of the department of correctional services for a felony offense
committed after release pursuant to this paragraph shall have his parole
eligibility date on the sentence for the new felony offense extended by
the amount of time between the date on which such inmate was released
from the custody of the department of correctional services pursuant to
this paragraph and the date on which such inmate would otherwise have
completed service of the minimum period of imprisonment on the prior
felony offense.
(e) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (a) of this
subdivision, the determination to parole an inmate who has successfully
completed the shock incarceration program pursuant to section two
hundred sixty-seven of the correction law may be made without a personal
interview of the inmate and shall be made in accordance with procedures
set forth in the rules of the board. If parole is not granted, the time
period for reconsideration shall not exceed the court imposed minimum.
3. Revocation of presumptive release, parole, conditional release and
post-release supervision. (a) * (i) If the parole officer having charge
of a presumptively released, paroled or conditionally released person or
a person released to post-release supervision or a person received under
the uniform act for out-of-state parolee supervision shall have
reasonable cause to believe that such person has lapsed into criminal
ways or company, or has violated one or more conditions of his
presumptive release, parole, conditional release or post-release
supervision, such parole officer shall report such fact to a member of
the board of parole, or to any officer of the division designated by the
board, and thereupon a warrant may be issued for the retaking of such
person and for his temporary detention in accordance with the rules of
the board. The retaking and detention of any such person may be further
regulated by rules and regulations of the division not inconsistent with
this article. A warrant issued pursuant to this section shall constitute
sufficient authority to the superintendent or other person in charge of
any jail, penitentiary, lockup or detention pen to whom it is delivered
to hold in temporary detention the person named therein; except that a
warrant issued with respect to a person who has been released on medical
parole pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-r of this article and
whose parole is being revoked pursuant to paragraph (h) of subdivision
four of such section shall constitute authority for the immediate

placement of the parolee only into the custody of the department of
correctional services to hold in temporary detention. A warrant issued
pursuant to this section shall also constitute sufficient authority to
the person in charge of a drug treatment campus, as defined in
subdivision twenty of section two of the correction law, to hold the
person named therein, in accordance with the procedural requirements of
this section, for a period of at least ninety days to complete an
intensive drug treatment program mandated by the board of parole as an
alternative to presumptive release or parole or conditional release
revocation, or the revocation of post-release supervision, and shall
also constitute sufficient authority for return of the person named
therein to local custody to hold in temporary detention for further
revocation proceedings in the event said person does not successfully
complete the intensive drug treatment program. The board's rules shall
provide for cancellation of delinquency and restoration to supervision
upon the successful completion of the program.
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* (i) If the parole officer having charge of a paroled or
conditionally released person or a person released to post-release
supervision or a person received under the uniform act for out-of-state
parolee supervision shall have reasonable cause to believe that such
person has lapsed into criminal ways or company, or has violated one or
more conditions of his parole, conditional release or post-release
supervision, such parole officer shall report such fact to a member of
the board of parole, or to any officer of the division designated by the
board, and thereupon a warrant may be issued for the retaking of such
person and for his temporary detention in accordance with the rules of
the board. The retaking and detention of any such person may be further
regulated by rules and regulations of the division not inconsistent with
this article. A warrant issued pursuant to this section shall constitute
sufficient authority to the superintendent or other person in charge of
any jail, penitentiary, lockup or detention pen to whom it is delivered
to hold in temporary detention the person named therein. A warrant
issued pursuant to this section shall also constitute sufficient
authority to the person in charge of a drug treatment campus, as defined
in subdivision twenty of section two of the correction law, to hold the
person named therein, in accordance with the procedural requirements of
this section, for a period of at least ninety days to complete an
intensive drug treatment program mandated by the board of parole as an
alternative to parole or conditional release revocation, or the
revocation of post-release supervision, and shall also constitute
sufficient authority for return of the person named therein to local
custody to hold in temporary detention for further revocation
proceedings in the event said person does not successfully complete the
intensive drug treatment program. The board's rules shall provide for
cancellation of delinquency and restoration to supervision upon the
successful completion of the program.
* NB Effective September 1, 2005
(ii) Whenever a presumptively released, paroled or conditionally
released person or a person under post-release supervision or a prisoner
received under the uniform act for out-of-state parolee supervision has,
pursuant to this paragraph, been placed in any county jail or
penitentiary, or a city prison operated by a city having a population of
one million or more inhabitants, for any period that such person is not
detained pursuant to commitment based on an indictment, an information,
a simplified information, a prosecutor's information, a misdemeanor
complaint or a felony complaint, an arrest warrant or a bench warrant,
or any order by a court of competent jurisdiction, the state shall pay

to the city or county operating such facility the actual per day per
capita cost as certified to the state commissioner of correctional
services by the appropriate local official for the care of such person
and as approved by the director of the budget. The reimbursement rate
shall not, however, exceed thirty dollars per day per capita and forty
dollars per day per capita on and after the first day of April, nineteen
hundred eighty-eight.
(iii) A warrant issued for a presumptive release, a parole, a
conditional release or a post-release supervision violator may be
executed by any parole officer or any officer authorized to serve
criminal process or any peace officer, who is acting pursuant to his
special duties, or police officer. Any such officer to whom such warrant
shall be delivered is authorized and required to execute such warrant by
taking such person and having him detained as provided in this
paragraph.
(iv) Where the alleged violator is detained in another state pursuant
to such warrant and is not under parole supervision pursuant to the
uniform act for out-of-state parolee supervision or where an alleged
violator under parole supervision pursuant to the uniform act for
out-of-state parolee supervision is detained in a state other than the
receiving state, the warrant will not be deemed to be executed until the
alleged violator is detained exclusively on the basis of such warrant
and the division of parole has received notification that the alleged
violator (A) has formally waived extradition to this state or (B) has
been ordered extradited to this state pursuant to a judicial
determination. The alleged violator will not be considered to be within
the convenience and practical control of the division of parole until
the warrant is deemed to be executed.
(b) A person who shall have been taken into custody pursuant to this
subdivision for violation of one or more conditions of presumptive
release, parole, conditional release or post-release supervision shall,
insofar as practicable, be incarcerated in the county or city in which
the arrest occurred.
(c) (i) Within fifteen days after the warrant for retaking and
temporary detention has been executed, unless the releasee has been
convicted of a new crime committed while under presumptive release,
parole, conditional release or post-release supervision, the board of
parole shall afford the alleged presumptive release, parole, conditional
release or post-release supervision violator a preliminary revocation
hearing before a hearing officer designated by the board of parole. Such
hearing officer shall not have had any prior supervisory involvement
over the alleged violator.
(ii) The preliminary presumptive release, parole, conditional release
or post-release supervision revocation hearing shall be conducted at an
appropriate correctional facility, or such other place reasonably close
to the area in which the alleged violation occurred as the board may
designate.
(iii) The alleged violator shall, within three days of the execution
of the warrant, be given written notice of the time, place and purpose
of the hearing unless he is detained pursuant to the provisions of
subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of this subdivision. In those
instances, the alleged violator will be given written notice of the
time, place and purpose of the hearing within five days of the execution
of the warrant. The notice shall state what conditions of presumptive
release, parole, conditional release or post-release supervision are
alleged to have been violated, and in what manner; that such person
shall have the right to appear and speak in his own behalf; that he
shall have the right to introduce letters and documents; that he may

present witnesses who can give relevant information to the hearing
officer; that he has the right to confront the witnesses against him.
Adverse witnesses may be compelled to attend the preliminary hearing
unless the prisoner has been convicted of a new crime while on
supervision or unless the hearing officer finds good cause for their
non-attendance.
(iv) The preliminary hearing shall be scheduled to take place no later
than fifteen days from the date of execution of the warrant. The
standard of proof at the preliminary hearing shall be probable cause to
believe that the presumptive releasee, parolee, conditional releasee or
person under post-release supervision has violated one or more
conditions of his presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision in an important respect. Proof of conviction of
a crime committed while under supervision shall constitute probable
cause for the purposes of this section.
(v) At the preliminary hearing, the hearing officer shall review the
violation charges with the alleged violator, direct the presentation of
evidence concerning the alleged violation, receive the statements of
witnesses and documentary evidence on behalf of the prisoner, and allow
cross examination of those witnesses in attendance.
(vi) At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the hearing officer
shall inform the alleged violator of his decision as to whether there is
probable cause to believe that the presumptive releasee, parolee,
conditional releasee or person on post-release supervision has violated
one or more conditions of his release in an important respect. Based
solely on the evidence adduced at the hearing, the hearing officer shall
determine whether there is probable cause to believe that such person
has violated his presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision in an important respect. The hearing officer
shall in writing state the reasons for his determination and the
evidence relied on. A copy of the written findings shall be sent to both
the alleged violator and his counsel.
(vii) If the hearing officer is satisfied that there is no probable
cause to believe that such person has violated one or more conditions of
release in an important respect, he shall dismiss the notice of
violation and direct such person be restored to supervision.
(viii) If the hearing officer is satisfied that there is probable
cause to believe that such person has violated one or more conditions of
release in an important respect, he shall so find.
* (d) If a finding of probable cause is made pursuant to this
subdivision either by a determination at a preliminary hearing or by the
waiver thereof, or if the releasee has been convicted of a new crime
while under presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision, the board's rules shall provide for (i)
declaring such person to be delinquent as soon as practicable and shall
require reasonable and appropriate action to make a final determination
with respect to the alleged violation or (ii) ordering such person to be
restored to presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision under such circumstances as it may deem
appropriate or (iii) when a presumptive releasee, parolee, conditional
releasee or person on post-release supervision has been convicted of a
new felony committed while under such supervision and a new
indeterminate or determinate sentence has been imposed, the board's
rules shall provide for a final declaration of delinquency. The inmate
shall then be notified in writing that his release has been revoked on
the basis of the new conviction and a copy of the commitment shall
accompany said notification. The inmate's next appearance before the
board shall be governed by the legal requirements of said new

indeterminate or determinate sentence, or shall occur as soon after a
final reversal of the conviction as is practicable.
* NB Effective until September 30, 2005
* (d) If a finding of probable cause is made pursuant to this
subdivision either by determination at a preliminary hearing or by the
waiver thereof, or if the releasee has been convicted of a new crime
while under his present parole or conditional release supervision, the
board's rules shall provide for (i) declaring such person to be
delinquent as soon as practicable and shall require reasonable and
appropriate action to make a final determination with respect to the
alleged violation or (ii) ordering such person to be restored to parole
supervision under such circumstances as it may deem appropriate or (iii)
when a parolee or conditional releasee has been convicted of a new
felony committed while under his present parole or conditional release
supervision and a new indeterminate sentence has been imposed, the
board's rules shall provide for a final declaration of delinquency. The
inmate shall then be notified in writing that his release has been
revoked on the basis of the new conviction and a copy of the commitment
shall accompany said notification. The inmate's next appearance before
the board shall be governed by the legal requirements of said new
indeterminate sentence, or shall occur as soon after a final reversal of
the conviction as is practicable.
* NB Effective September 30, 2005
(e) (i) If the alleged violator requests a local revocation hearing,
he shall be given a revocation hearing reasonably near the place of the
alleged violation or arrest if he has not been convicted of a crime
committed while under supervision. However, the board may, on its own
motion, designate a case for a local revocation hearing.
(ii) If there are two or more alleged violations, the hearing may be
conducted near the place of the violation chiefly relied upon as a basis
for the issuance of the warrant as determined by the board.
(iii) If a local revocation hearing is not ordered pursuant to
subparagraph one the alleged violator shall be given a revocation
hearing upon his return to a state correctional facility.
(f) (i) Revocation hearings shall be scheduled to be held within
ninety days of the probable cause determination. However, if an alleged
violator requests and receives any postponement of his revocation
hearing, or consents to a postponed revocation proceeding initiated by
the board, or if an alleged violator, by his actions otherwise precludes
the prompt conduct of such proceedings, the time limit may be extended.
(ii) The revocation hearing shall be conducted by a presiding officer
who may be a member or a hearing officer designated by the board in
accordance with rules of the board.
(iii) Both the alleged violator and an attorney who has filed a notice
of appearance on his behalf in accordance with the rules of the board of
parole shall be given written notice of the date, place and time of the
hearing as soon as possible but at least fourteen days prior to the
scheduled date.
(iv) The alleged violator shall be given written notice of the rights
enumerated in subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (c) of this subdivision as
well as of his right to present mitigating evidence relevant to
restoration to presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision and his right to counsel.
(v) The alleged violator shall be permitted representation by counsel
at the revocation hearing. In any case where such person is financially
unable to retain counsel, the criminal court of the city of New York,
the county court or district court in the county where the violation is
alleged to have occurred or where the hearing is held, shall assign

counsel in accordance with the county or city plan for representation
placed in operation pursuant to article eighteen-B of the county law. He
shall have the right to confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses,
unless there is good cause for their non-attendance as determined by the
presiding officer; present witnesses and documentary evidence in defense
of the charges; and present witnesses and documentary evidence relevant
to the question whether reincarceration of the alleged violator is
appropriate.
(vi) At the revocation hearing, the charges shall be read and the
alleged violator shall be permitted to plead not guilty, guilty, guilty
with explanation or to stand mute. As to each charge, evidence shall be
introduced through witnesses and documents, if any, in support of that
charge. At the conclusion of each witness's direct testimony, he shall
be made available for cross-examination. If the alleged violator intends
to present a defense to the charges or to present evidence of mitigating
circumstances, the alleged violator shall do so after presentation of
all the evidence in support of a violation of presumptive release,
parole, conditional release or post-release supervision.
(vii) All persons giving evidence at the revocation hearing shall be
sworn before giving any testimony as provided by law.
(viii) At the conclusion of the hearing the presiding officer may
sustain any or all of the violation charges or may dismiss any or all
violation charges. He may sustain a violation charge only if the charge
is supported by a preponderance of the evidence adduced.
(ix) If the presiding officer is not satisfied that there is a
preponderance of evidence in support of the violation, he shall dismiss
the violation, cancel the delinquency and restore the person to
presumptive release, parole, conditional release or post-release
supervision.
(x) If the presiding officer is satisfied that there is a
preponderance of evidence that the alleged violator violated one or more
conditions of release in an important respect, he or she shall so find.
For each violation so found, the presiding officer may (A) direct that
the presumptive releasee, parolee, conditional releasee or person
serving a period of post-release supervision be restored to supervision;
(B) as an alternative to reincarceration, direct the presumptive
releasee, parolee, conditional releasee or person serving a period of
post-release supervision be placed in a parole transition facility for a
period not to exceed one hundred eighty days and subsequent restoration
to supervision; (C) in the case of presumptive releasee, parolees or
conditional releasees, direct the violator's reincarceration and fix a
date for consideration by the board for re-release on presumptive
release, or parole or conditional release, as the case may be; or (D) in
the case of persons released to a period of post-release supervision,
direct the violator's reincarceration for a period of at least six
months and up to the balance of the remaining period of post-release
supervision, not to exceed five years. Where a date has been fixed for
the violator's re-release on presumptive release, parole or conditional
release, as the case may be, the board or board member may waive the
personal interview between a member or members of the board and the
violator to determine the suitability for re-release; provided, however,
that the board shall retain the authority to suspend the date fixed for
re-release and to require a personal interview based on the violator's
institutional record or on such other basis as is authorized by the
rules and regulations of the board. If an interview is required, the
board shall notify the violator of the time of such interview in
accordance with the rules and regulations of the board. If the violator
is placed in a parole transition facility or restored to supervision,

the presiding officer may impose such other conditions of presumptive
release, parole, conditional release, or post-release supervision as he
may deem appropriate, as authorized by rules of the board.
(xi) If the presiding officer sustains any violations, he must prepare
a written statement, to be made available to the alleged violator and
his counsel, indicating the evidence relied upon and the reasons for
revoking presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision, and for the disposition made.
(g) Revocation of presumptive release, parole, conditional release or
post-release supervision shall not prevent re-parole or re-release
provided such re-parole or re-release is not inconsistent with any other
provisions of law.
(h) If the alleged violation is not sustained and the alleged violator
is restored to supervision, the interruptions specified in subdivision
three of section 70.40 of the penal law shall not apply, but the time
spent in custody in any state or local correctional institution shall be
credited against the term of the sentence in accordance with the rules
specified in paragraph (c) of such subdivision.
(i) Where there is reasonable cause to believe that a presumptive
releasee, parolee, conditional releasee or person under post-release
supervision has absconded from supervision the board may declare such
person to be delinquent. This paragraph shall not be construed to deny
such person a preliminary revocation hearing upon his retaking, nor to
relieve the division of parole of any obligation it may have to exercise
due diligence to retake the alleged absconder, nor to relieve the
parolee or releasee of any obligation he may have to comply with the
conditions of his release.
4. Appeals. (a) Except for determinations made upon preliminary
hearings upon allegations of violation of presumptive release, parole,
conditional release or post-release supervision, all determinations made
pursuant to this section may be appealed in accordance with rules
promulgated by the board. Any board member who participated in the
decision from which the appeal is taken may not participate in the
resolution of that appeal. The rules of the board may specify a time
within which any appeal shall be taken and resolved.
(b) Upon an appeal to the board, the inmate may be represented by an
attorney. Where the inmate is financially unable to provide for his own
attorney, upon request an attorney shall be assigned pursuant to the
provisions of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (f) of subdivision three of
this section.
5. Actions of the board. Any action by the board or by a hearing
officer pursuant to this article shall be deemed a judicial function and
shall not be reviewable if done in accordance with law.
6. Record of proceedings. (a) The board shall provide for the making
of a verbatim record of each parole release interview, except where a
decision is made to release the inmate to parole supervision, and each
preliminary and final revocation hearing, except when the decision of
the presiding officer after such hearings result in a dismissal of all
charged violations of parole, conditional release or post release
supervision.
(b) The chairman of the board of parole shall maintain records of all
parole interviews and hearings for a period of twenty-five years from
the date of the parole release interview or until expiration of the
maximum term of sentence.
7. Deaf person before the board. Whenever any deaf person participates
in an interview, parole release hearing, preliminary hearing or
revocation hearing, there shall be appointed a qualified interpreter who
is certified by a recognized national or New York state credentialing

authority to interpret the proceedings to and the statements or
testimony of such deaf person. The board shall determine a reasonable
fee for all such interpreting services, the cost of which shall be a
charge upon the division of parole.

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I'm not sure if this is in the right spot but i was wondering if anyone knows if a second time non-violent offender can still be eligible for the boot camp program? and if so what does he have to do to get there? Any info would help.. Thanx !!!!!
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Hi,

Definitely not the right spot to be posting your query, but before you go search in the appropriate forum, here's some food for thought:

A second-time offender, whether violent or not has a slim chance for qualifying for a 'boot-camp'-style program.

These programs (here in this state it's called "shock") are geared for the first-time offender and used as a way to start the rehabilitation process by instituting some type of order in the offender's live(s) before they have a chance to worsen their lives.

IMO, a boot-camp program for someone who has been in trouble twice before would only prove to be ineffective in the system's eyes.

I hope in your situation the circumstances would be different.
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