Parole reform is one of the current priority issues of New Yorkers United for Justice (NYUJ), of which NACDL is a member. The coalition adopted five core principles for parole reform in New York, including expanding and streamlining the parole process; providing more due process to people within the parole system; adopting non-carceral responses to noncriminal violations of parole; creating a more comprehensive and rehabilitative approach to community supervision; and expanding evidence-based mechanisms for decarceration. Visit NYUJ's website to read their guide to New York's parole system, Parole in New York: Broken, Costly, and Unjust and their report on the cost of technical violations of parole in New York.
NYUJ is supporting the Less is More Act (AB 5576/S 1144), a bill to ensure that individuals on parole are not re-incarcerated for minor technical violations and to establish the right to an attorney and due process for any individual suspected of violating the terms of their parole. Read NYUJ's statement, issued on June 10, 2021, on the passage of the Less is More Act in the New York state legislature.