FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2004
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG APPOINTS FOUR MEMBERS TO THE LOCAL CONDITIONAL RELEASE COMMISSION
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today appointed four new members to the Local Conditional Release Commission (LCRC). The LCRC was created by the State in 1989 to reduce overcrowding in prisons - a problem that no longer exists in New York City - and the related costs. The LCRC identifies inmates who would adapt well to early, conditional release and supervision by the probation department. Inmates serving a sentence in excess of 90 days in a local correctional facility are eligible to be released. They may apply after 30 days, but must serve a minimum of 60 days before being released. The LCRC reviews applications from inmates housed in the five boroughs. The State legislation, which has been re-enacted every two years, will expire on September 1, 2005. The Mayor does not support the legislation's renewal, and would support legislation abolishing it before it expires.
"I am pleased to appoint these distinguished individuals to the Local Conditional Release Commission," said Mayor Bloomberg. "They, along with the newly-appointed Chair Daniel Richman, have experience and integrity, and will serve the commission and the City of New York well. For as long as this commission exists, I am confident that they will display exceptional judgment in every case they review."
New Commission members:
Kerri Martin Bartlett has served in the United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York from 1984-1995 as an Assistant United States Attorney. During her tenure in that Office she served as Chief Appellate Attorney, Chief of General Crimes and Senior Trial Counsel. She received the FBI Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. As Chief Appellate Attorney, she was responsible for all the office's criminal appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for legal advice to all Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division. Bartlett has also taught and lectured on criminal procedure and trial practice at Fordham Law School, Columbia University School of Law, and Pace University School of Law. Bartlett served as Law Clerk for Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist from 1983-1984, and for the Honorable James Hunter, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1982-1983. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mireya Calderin D'Angelo is currently the head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance for HSBC Private Bank - Americas. Previously, D'Angelo was Investigative Counsel with the NY State Banking Department in the Criminal Investigations Bureau, with primary responsibility for conducting investigations into violations of New York State and Federal Banking Laws and Regulations. In 2001, Governor Pataki appointed D'Angelo the Assistant Director and Counsel to the New York HIFCA/El Dorado Intelligence Center - an anti-money laundering and financial crimes task force established by the United States Departments of Justice and Treasury. In 1999, D'Angelo was appointed to the position of Deputy Counsel of the Moreland Act Commission on New York City Public Schools. D'Angelo began her legal career as a New York County Assistant District Attorney, specializing in white-collar crime cases with the Investigations Division, and has performed legal services for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The United Nations/Committee on Human Rights. She is a graduate of Williams College and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, has served as an Associate Professor at Baruch College of the City University of New York, and has written for numerous publications. D'Angelo is also a member of the New York State, 1st Department Judicial Screening Committee, a board member of the Williams Club of New York, and an Associate Committee member of the Make-a Wish Foundation and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Susan Herman is currently Executive Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in government, criminal justice, and social services, Herman is an internationally recognized spokesperson and advocate for victims of crime. Under Herman's leadership beginning in 1997, the National Center for Victims of Crime has developed and piloted innovative approaches to serving victims, in such critical areas as bringing victims into community policing; developing safe housing for intimidated victims and witnesses; and creating effective ways for communities to respond to the complex issue of stalking. Before joining the National Center, Herman served as Director of Community Services at The Enterprise Foundation, as Director of the Domestic Violence Division of Victim Services (now Safe Horizon) in New York City, Special Counsel to the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and Director of Mediation Services at the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She served as an attorney at the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and as an instructor at New York University's School of Law and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service. Herman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Antioch School of Law.
Milton L. Williams Jr. is currently an Associate General Counsel in the Time Inc. Law Department. Williams joined Time Inc. in November 1997 after a career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office and an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Time Inc., Williams was an associate at the law firm of Jackson Lewis. Williams currently handles a wide variety of civil litigation for Time Inc., as well as internal and external fraud investigations for the company. Williams is a member of the boards of the Fund for Modern Courts, First Department Assigned Counsel Corporation and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. He is a graduate of Amherst College and University of Michigan Law School.
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