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New York State Parole Board Release Decisions


The service provided by this web page 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 Parole Board’s schedule for considering certain inmates who are incarcerated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services prison for possible release to parole supervision. All inmates serving indeterminate sentences, i.e., sentences for which discretionary release to parole supervision can be granted, who are scheduled to appear before the Parole Board in the next six (6) months are listed on this web page. This service also provides information about an inmate and the Parole Board’s decision to grant or deny them release to parole supervision in the past two years.

The information that is displayed for each inmate contains those items of information that have been previously available under the New York Freedom of Information Law. This web page has been implemented to minimize the effort associated with requests for such information, as well apprise interested parties of an inmate’s scheduled interview date. The information provided in response to an inquiry is the most up-to-date information that the New York State Division of Parole has within its database. In some instances, the information displayed may not be current because of the schedule for the exchange of data between the New York State Department of Correctional Services and the New York State Division of Parole. Although reasonable efforts are made to ensure that all electronic information made available on this web site is current, complete and accurate, the Division of Parole does not warrant that this information is current, complete and accurate. All information is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice.

Have a question?

There may be instances when the data provided is incomplete due to an intervening action on an offender, either prior to his/her Board Appearance or since his/her last Board Interview. Call 1-518-473-9400 if you need further information concerning an offender's Parole Board status.

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

The most direct way to find an inmate is by knowing the month and year when he or she is scheduled to appear, or appeared, before the Parole Board. To assist in this process, you may wish to access the “Inmate Lookup” service provided by the New York State Department of Correctional Services on its website, www.doccs.ny.gov, for this service will indicate the parole eligibility date of an indeterminately sentenced inmate. Inmates are routinely scheduled to appear before the Parole Board within two to four months in advance of their parole eligibility date. Click on the month and year of the inmate’s appearance before the Parole Board and what will be displayed is an alphabetical listing of the inmates who are scheduled to be or who have been seen that month by the Parole Board. Then clicking on the name or NYSID of the inmate, (a unique identifier assigned to an individual by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services), to obtain specific information about the individual.

To search for a named individual, use your browser’s “find on current page”* feature. *NOTE: All browsers work differently, and not all browsers use IE’s Ctrl+F (IE) to launch the “find” box.

The Inmates Who Are Listed Here

Every inmate, except those subject to youthful offender adjudications, remanded to the New York State Department of Correctional Services for an indeterminate sentence who is scheduled to appear before the Board in the next six (6) months is listed on this web page. This web page also lists those indeterminately sentenced inmates who have appeared before the Board in the past two (2) years, which may include individuals who have been granted release to parole supervision.

About Youthful Offenders

The names and records of youthful offenders committed to the New York State Department of Correctional Services who are interviewed by the Parole Board for possible release to parole supervision are not maintained on this web page. 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 16-18 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 a 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 the New York State Division of Parole.

What if I am a Crime Victim?

If you are a victim of a crime, as that term is defined by section 440.50 of the Criminal Procedure Law, you have a right to be heard by the Parole Board in connection with an inmate’s possible release to parole supervision. If you wish to submit a victim impact statement to the Parole Board, please click on the “Victim Impact Unit” button that appears on the top of the Home Page for the New York State Division of Parole. The information provided on that web page will provide you with all of the information you will need to register with the Parole Board’s Victim Impact Unit and exercise your rights under Criminal Procedure Law §440.05.