new york city parole violations lawyer

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New York City Parole Violations Lawyer

Attorney For Parole Violations

Each year thousands of inmates are paroled and let out of prison. Also each year, thousands of inmates violate their parole and are sent back to prison. The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC is here to help. Mr. Discioarro is a former prosecutor who has handled parole violations that stem from various types of violations. If you or a loved one is facing a parole violation, contact us at 917-519-8417.

On January 1, 1971, the Division of Parole was consolidated with the Department of Corrections to form the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS). This merger was based on the premise that a coordinated effort of institutional and community supervision of convicted offenders would be more effective in combating crime. Parole remained part of DOCS until January 1, 1978, when the Division was once again placed in the Executive Department as a separate agency through the Parole Reform Act of 1977. In addition to reestablishing the Division as a separate agency, the 1977 legislation mandated the formal adoption of Parole Guidelines designed to structure the Parole Board’s decisions concerning the minimum period of imprisonment and the granting or denying of parole release. In 1978, as a result of the Juvenile Offender Law, the Division of Parole also became responsible for the release decision for juveniles convicted of certain serious felonies and for their post-release community supervision.

The number of people under parole supervision in New York State has expanded tremendously over the past eighty years from about 4,000 in 1930 to 49,649 as of October 31, 2010. To oversee increasing responsibilities, the number of Parole Board members has also increased over the years. Current law provides for a Board of Parole with nineteen full-time members.