Bill To Extend Parole Hearing Waiting Period Passes Senate

Jail inmates in New York serving sentences for a violent crime will have to wait longer to ask parole boards to reconsider their request.

A bill sponsored by State Senator James Seward allows the New York State Parole Board to extend the period of time between reconsidering parole board denials from two years to five years for violent criminals.

The bill passed the Senate and was sent to the Assembly.