Parole Board Decisions

Parole Board Decisions
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Overview

The service provided by this webpage is intended to afford crime victims, members of law enforcement, state and federal criminal justice agencies, and the general public with the ability to access information regarding the New York State Board of Parole (the Board) schedule for considering certain individuals incarcerated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) for possible release to community supervision.

Incarcerated individuals serving indeterminate sentences for which discretionary release to community supervision has been granted, who are scheduled to appear before the Board within the next six months, are listed on this webpage. This service also provides historical information about incarcerated individuals and the Board's decision to grant or deny them release to parole supervision in the past two years. Information displayed for each incarcerated individual contains items that have been previously available under the New York Freedom of Information Law. 

This webpage has been implemented to minimize the effort associated with requests for such information, as well as apprise interested parties of an incarcerated individual's scheduled interview date. The information provided in response to an inquiry is the most up-to-date information the DOCCS has within its database.

There may be instances when the data provided is incomplete due to intervening action, either prior to their Board appearance or since their last Board interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

What information must I have to find an incarcerated individual using this lookup function?

The most direct way to find incarcerated individuals is by knowing the month and year they are scheduled to appear, or appeared, before the Board. 

To assist in this process, you may want to access the "Inmate Lookup," which provides parole eligibility dates of indeterminately sentenced individuals. Incarcerated individuals are routinely scheduled to appear before the Board within two to four months in advance of their parole eligibility date. 

Click on the month and year of the incarcerated individual's appearance before the Board. An alphabetical listing of individuals scheduled to be seen, or who have been seen, that month by the Board. Then click on the name of the individual to obtain specific information about that individual.

To search for a named individual, use your browser's "Find on Current Page"* feature.

*NOTE: All browsers work differently; not all use IE's. Ctrl+F (IE) launch the "Find" box.

 

Who is listed here?

Every incarcerated individual remanded to DOCCS for an indeterminate sentence scheduled to appear before the Board in the next six months is listed on this webpage, except those subject to youthful offender adjudications.

This webpage also lists those indeterminately sentenced who have appeared before the Board in the past two years; this may include individuals who have been granted release to community supervision.

 

What about youthful offenders?

The names and records of youthful offenders committed to DOCCS who are interviewed by the Board for possible release to community supervision are not maintained on this webpage.

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

A youthful offender 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, as well as documents associated with the youthful offender adjudication, remain confidential and not be disclosed to any person or public or private agency other than the institution to which a youthful offender has been committed and DOCCS.

 

What if I am a crime victim?

If you are a victim of a crime as defined by section 440.50 of the Criminal Procedure Law, you may have a right to be heard by the Board in connection with an incarcerated individual's possible release to community supervision.

If you wish to submit a Victim Impact Statement to the Board, visit the Victims webpage, which will provide you with the information you need to register with the Office of Victim Assistance and exercise your rights under Criminal Procedure Law §440.05.