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Accuracy of Data & Release of Information

All data displayed may not be current to date. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all electronic information made available is current, complete and accurate, the Board of Parole does not guarantee that this information is current, complete and accurate. All information is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) neither assumes any responsibility for any errors in the information provided, nor any liability for any damages incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of DOCCS' website.

Unless otherwise noted on an individual document, file, webpage or other website item, DOCCS grants users permission to reproduce and distribute all information available on this website for non-commercial purposes and usage, as long as the contents remain unaltered and as long as it is noted that the contents have been made available by DOCCS.

Display of Board Release Decision Information

Board of Parole decisions will not be posted immediately after the release interview and the decision's entry into the Department's electronic database. Decisions will not be posted or made public before registered crime victims or their representatives are notified of it. 

About Youthful Offenders

The names of youthful offenders committed to DOCCS who are interviewed by the Board for possible release to community supervision are not maintained as part of this database.

While Criminal Procedure Law §720.35 provides for certain youthful offenders to be punished to a limited degree for their misbehavior, it also protects them from the long-term effects of a criminal record by treating their records as confidential.

Youthful offenders can be between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time the offense was committed. The longest prison sentence a youthful offender can receive is 1⅓ to 4 years.

The law further provides that the youthful offender adjudication is not a judgment of conviction for a crime or any other offense.

Finally, the law requires that all official youthful offender records and papers associated with the youthful offender adjudication remain confidential and may not be made available to any person or public or private agency other than the institution to which a youthful offender has been committed and DOCCS.