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NCJ Number: 149258 Find in a Library
Title: Earned Eligibility Program Summary, Semiannual Report, April 1993-September 1993
Author(s): K Canestrini
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data on New York inmates evaluated for a Certificate of Earned Eligibility prior to their initial hearing between April and September 1993; 11,921 initial hearings were held during the 6-month period.
Abstract: Of the 11,921 hearings involving eligible inmates, 7,804 (66 percent) were issued certificates prior to their initial board; 3,013 (25 percent) were denied certificates and 1,104 (9 percent) were determined to be noncertifiable for earned eligibility at the time of review. Inmates issued certificates were substantially more likely to be granted parole than those denied certificates or those granted noncertifiable status. During the period, 79 percent of inmates issued certificates were granted parole, compared to 45 percent of inmates denied certificates and 54 percent of inmates granted noncertifiable status. Based on the previous 50 percent release rate at initial hearings, 5,961 initial releases were projected for the April-September 1993 period. The actual number of initial releases totaled 8,137, an additional 2,176 releases above the projected level. A followup study found that the return rate of inmates released with certificates was significantly lower than the return rate of a comparison group. 6 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Early release programs; Inmate statistics; New York; Parole hearing; Parole statistics
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