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Matt Saunders
25:19
What is an example of a "technical" parole violation?
Ed Saslaw
30:09
The vast majority of sentences in NY are now determinate, with post release supervision (similar to parole) and not indeterminate.
Cathie Behrend
32:08
how many of the current parolees have been reimprisoned for these violations?
Amy Glickman
32:45
Answers to these great questions will come from Katal and others soon
Kenyatta (she/her), Katal Center
50:39
You can read more of the provisions of #LessIsMoreNY in our fact sheet here:https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/katal/pages/2275/attachments/original/1604953999/Fact_Sheet_--_Parole_Reform__Less_is_More_NY_11.09.20.pdf?1604953999
Lisa Greenwald
51:00
I want to ask a hard question: What if a paroled former prisoner continues to forget or miss meetings with parole officers or they spend time with gang members who they consider their families? Just two parole violations that it sounds like would not really be sanctioned. What would be the motivation to modify their behavior?
Cathie Behrend
52:11
when was this policy instituted? is there a parallel
Cathie Behrend
52:37
budget allocation to pay for the extra counselors and heating courses?
Kenyatta (she/her), Katal Center
52:41
You can also read more about the fiscal impact, and $600 million annually in cost savings, for #LessIsMoreNY here:https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/katal/pages/2321/attachments/original/1595003746/Fiscal_Impact_of__LessIsMoreNY_07.17.2020.pdf?1595003746
David B. Weiss
52:45
What is the current workload of parole officers, and what if any additional funding will be required to handle increased workload from supervising more parolees (i.e., not incarcerated)?
David B. Weiss
55:23
What are the provisions for timely court hearing in an overwhelmed court system, who hears these violation cases, judges? … will there need to be more judges?
Susan Klitzman
55:52
Are you targetting particular legislators, who have not already supported the bill in the past? What strategies do you suggest to encourage them?
David B. Weiss
56:09
Could you clarify the difference between Tier 1 and 2 violations in the bill?
Matt Saunders
56:26
"TIER 2 VIOLATION" MEANS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS:VIOLATING CURFEW; FAILURE TO PAY SURCHARGES AND FEES, INCLUDING FEESIMPOSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 60.35 OF THE PENAL LAW, SECTIONS EIGHTEENHUNDRED NINE AND EIGHTEEN HUNDRED NINE-C OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW,OR SECTION 27.12 OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW;OBTAINING A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR DRIVING A CAR WITH A VALID DRIVER'SLICENSE, PROVIDED HOWEVER IT SHALL NOT BE A TIER 2 VIOLATION IF SUCHACTION IS EXPLICITLY PROHIBITED AS A CONDITION OF SUCH PERSON'SSENTENCE; POSITIVE TEST FOR OR USE OR POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, ACONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT PROPER MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION, OR DRUGPARAPHERNALIA, PROVIDED HOWEVER IT SHALL NOT BE A TIER 2 VIOLATION IFTHE RELEASEE IS SUBJECT TO COMMUNITY SUPERVISION DUE TO A CONVICTIONRELATED TO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS PURSUANT TO SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW; FAILING TO NOTIFY A COMMUNITY S
Matt Saunders
56:38
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s1343
Lisa Kiczales
57:29
what are the objections to the bill? how do you answer them?
David B. Weiss
59:59
How could you have not already considered the logistics of POs, Judges, and their workload...how do we not push the breakdown in the system further down the line?
Cathie Behrend
01:01:09
who is lobbying against the bill? private prison companies, parole officer unions?
Matt Saunders
01:01:26
Ill unmute if ok
carolwiner
01:01:31
Are you also looking at other issues of re-entry for formerly incarcerated people: food insecurity, Covid esp in housing, etc
Rabbi Hilly Haber
01:02:18
Carol, yes! Join us on January 14th at 730 for our second town hall event on food insecurity
carolwiner
01:02:42
I shall be there!
Peggy Y
01:05:21
Would all technical violations be treated equally? Some technical violations could lead to more criminal behavior if excused-ie should missing curfew by 10 minutes haves the same repercussions as seeing a close relative who is a gang member?
Betty & Moses
01:05:49
What percentage of prisoners in NY are in private prisons? What percentage of people who are re-imprisoned go back to private prisons? How does the criminal justice system determine where people will be reimprisoned?
Cathie Behrend
01:08:55
speaking of pardons.... how many current prisoners in NYS could be eligible for a pardon given a overly harsh sentence?
Rabbi Hilly Haber
01:09:45
Email me with any questions you may have: haberh@censyn.org
Kenyatta (she/her), Katal Center
01:10:14
If you'd like to sign your organization onto LIMNY, you can do so here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBhSti7913_eDLbD1HVx8MRYllXmRK6meCpDJlGfmJezRCEA/viewform
Amy Glickman
01:10:16
Central will provide links in a follow-up email to everyone on this call
Amy Glickman
01:10:27
Central Synagogue has signed on
Kenyatta (she/her), Katal Center
01:11:04
You can take a 2-minute action online by emailing, calling, or tweeting your legislators here:https://www.lessismoreny.org/contact-your-lawmaker
Kenyatta (she/her), Katal Center
01:11:51
You can register for our upcoming #LessIsMoreNY Statewide Campaign Update Call here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcemgpjwqHdK-S20c5Hgh9aJjpBFfoCSJ
Lisa Greenwald
01:12:58
Thank you for holding the session!
carolwiner
01:17:57
Rules for Life. Thank you