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Parole Plans: Cheryl submits plans for individuals preparing to face the Parole Board. In NYS, inmates are not afforded counsel at Parole Board hearings. The plan covers all of the statutory mandated criteria the Parole Board reviews to determine if an inmate is eligible for discretionary release. Work on a parole plan should begin approximately 6 months prior to an inmate’s scheduled appearance. Plans are individually prepared.                     Parole Plan Intake Information

Parole Administrative Appeals:
When you receive a parole denial you must exhaust your administrative remedies by filing a parole appeal before proceeding to an Article 78.

Parole/Article 78s:
This is filed in a NYS Supreme Court to challenge a Parole Board determination.

Appellate Division Appeals:
Parole appeals only.

Parole Revocation Matters:
Cheryl handles all matters pertaining to parole after release.

Habeas Corpus Relating to Parole
Advocacy Papers  
CURE-NY - Blog CURE Newsletters click here
Actual Innocence and Parole by Cheryl L. Kates
COMPAS Risk Assessment: The Real Deal by Cheryl L. Kates May 8, 2012
Defending Justice and Due Process by Cheryl L. Kates
Parole Board Ordered to Apply Retroactively Rehabilitation Factor
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Where is it heading? Excerpts of Testimony at NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Correction Assemblyman Aubry Chair
Crime Destroys. Justice Restores
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Sentencing Commission
Juvenile Offender
Persistent Felons
Complaint to NYS DOCCS Aug. 2013
Court Decisions
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Memos Bottom v. NYS Board of Parole
2011 Memo: Changes to NYS Executive Law Edwards v. NYS Police
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