Statement from DOC Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi on the passage of Less Is More Legislation:

"Sending people back to jail for technical parole violations is emblematic of a broken, racially disparate, and counterproductive system which for years has been desperately in need of a fix. I applaud the legislature for doing the right thing by passing the Less Is More Act which will help people on parole succeed when they return home, instead of cynically cycling them back into incarceration, which does nothing to make our community safer. I encourage Governor Cuomo to sign the bill with all deliberate speed and for the legislature and governor to immediately work on reinvesting the hundreds of millions of dollars in savings that ‘Less is More’ will generate into services and supports that will help people on parole thrive."