Partner Seymour James Weighs in on Parolees Being Sent Back to Rikers Unnecessarily

Criminal justice advocates contend that the state should stop putting parolees who have not committed any new crimes in jail for technical parole violations, especially during a pandemic. Our partner, Seymour James, weighed in on the issue in a recent article published by THE CITY.

“Rather than send them to prison they ought to provide them with services,” said Attorney James, who co-chaired the New York State Bar Association’s task force review last year of the parole system. “It seems senseless to send people back to prison when they have not committed new crimes and are not endangering the public,” he added. 

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