How does an inmate get Parole in New York State?
There are four ways by which inmates can be released from State prison to the community in New York State. They are: discretionary release to parole supervision, conditional release to parole supervision, release to a period of post-release supervision and completion of the term of incarceration to its maximum expiration date. The first three involve supervision by the Division of Parole; the fourth does not. Inmates are eligible for Conditional Release after completing two-thirds of their court imposed maximum sentence (indeterminate sentenced cases) despite having been denied discretionary release by the Parole Board, or six-sevenths (determinate sentenced cases) of their court-imposed determinate sentence.
The Sentencing Reform Act of 1995 also allows judges to sentence directly to parole supervision certain non-violent second-felony drug and property offenders. A judicially sentenced offender must spend his/her first 90-days of supervision at the Willard Drug Treatment Campus. Willard DTC is a drug treatment center operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services in conjunction with the Division of Parole and licensed by the New York State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.
Parole Release programs in New York State
Contact: Tom Grant Divisionof Parole Office of Public Affairs
Phone: (518) 486-4631
or Fax: (518) 473-6037