Parole Reform Movement Gains Traction Statewide After Years Of Advocacy

The Less Is More Act holds wide support in both chambers of the state legislature.

The so-called “Elder Parole” bill has passed committee. And advocates are pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fully staff the state’s parole board, of which only 12 of 19 seats are currently filled. Together, the proposals could bring relief to thousands of people currently on or seeking parole.