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BOARD DECISIONS BY CATEGORY (Releases/Interviews)

A-1 Violent Felonies*

Legislative Violent Felonies**

Drug Offenses

Total

1992-93

47/202 (23%)

3,817/7,421 (51%)

6,548/8,710 (75%)

13,456/21,802 (62%)

1993-94

62/221 (28%)

3,974/7,690 (52%)

7,022/9,415 (75%)

14,232/23,035 (62%)

1994-95

42/167 (25%)

3,547/7,316 (48%)

6,566/8,756 (75%)

12,925/21,611 (60%)

1995-96

24/173 (14%)

3,516/7,851 (45%)

6,182/8,555 (72%)

12,178/21,541 (57%)

1996-97

15/160 (9%)

2,878/7,533 (38%)

6,162/8,295 (74%)

11,400/20,698 (55%)

1997-98

19/185 (10%)

2,129/6,442 (33%)

6,432/8,764 (73%)

10,930/20,470 (53%)

1998-99

14/203 (7%)

1,131/5,592 (20%)

5,987/10,050 (60%)

8,992/21,316 (42%)

1999-00

16/218 (7%)

1,049/4,896 (21%)

5,820/8,775 (66%)

8,734/19,251 (45%)

2000-01

8/258 (3%)

881/4,185 (21%)

5,632/8,063 (70%)

8,309/17,407 (47%)

2001-02

10/235 (4%)

682/3,328 (20%)

4,968/7,293 (68%)

7,415/16,142 (46%)

2002-03

10/242 (4%)

467/2,628 (18%)

4,482/6,796 (66%)

6,889/15,159 (45%)

2003-04

13/265 (5%)

441/2,371 (19%)

4,081/5,699 (72%)

6,413/13,617 (47%)

2004-05

9/263 (3%)

337/2,151 (16%)

2,588/4,244 (61%)

4,448/11,750 (38%)

* Murder 1st and 2nd, Attempted Murder 1st, Kidnapping, and Arson

** Other Violent Felonies, such as Attempted Murder, Rape, Robbery and Burglary.

Source: Office of Policy Analysis

 

The table above shows the percentage of those release from prison by type of crime and year following interviews

with commissioners from the New York State Division of Parole. These data show that the percentage of people released on parole during the Pataki era decreased decreased from 62% of those interviewed in 1992-1993 to 38% in 2004-2005. Those convicted of A-1 violent offense decreased from 23% in 1992-1993 to 3% in 2004-2005, while those released following convictions

on drug charges saw the least decline (from 75% in 1992-1993 to 61% in 2004-2005). 

 

Year

PAROLEES RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Rule Violations

New Felony Conviction

Original Crime:
Violent Felony

Original Crime:
Drug Offense

Original Crime:
Violent Felony

Original Crime:
Drug Offense

1995-96

2,907 (39% of violators)

2,569 (34%)

1,190 (34% of convictions)

1,541 (43%)

1996-97

3,146 (39%)

2,935 (36%)

1,118 (33%)

1,538 (45%)

1997-98

2,826 (41%)

2,269 (33%)

1,037 (34%)

1,342 (44%)

1998-99

2,812 (36%)

2,925 (38%)

885 (31%)

1,356 (47%)

1999-00

2,999 (32%)

3,927 (42%)

695 (26%)

1,306 (50%)

2000-01

2,541 (28%)

4,052 (45%)

575 (23%)

1,355 (54%)

2001-02

2,391 (27%)

4,222 (47%)

488 (23%)

1,158 (54%)

2002-03

2,281 (25%)

4,331 (48%)

480 (22%)

1,156 (53%)

 

In 2002-2003, those who's original crime was a drug offense were twice as likely to be returned to prison

for a rule violation or for a new felony conviction compared to those whose original crime was a violent offense. 

 
*Data and information used for this summary were taken from the NYS Department of Correctional Services.  A detailed copy of the report entitled PROFILE OF POPULATION UNDER CUSTODY ON JANUARY 1, 2008, may be found at http://www.docs.state.ny.us/Research/Reports/2009/UnderCustody_Report_2009.pdf

 

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