Decarceration by NYC is not the solution to all the problems, and I do not agree with the goal of decarceration because most prisoners will re-offend post-release. At least eighty-three percent of the prisoners re-arrested at least once after the release. There is a significant number of prisoners convicted in severe cases like rape, murder, assault and robbery, but only 15 percent of the prisoners served more than two years any prison. Eighty percent of the total prisoners are jailed for a serious crime like rape-murder, and sexual assault spent less than five years in prison. So there is no need for decarceration (Smarick & Miller, 2019).
The terms of parole may be shortened for reducing sentence most of the terms are in favour of prisoners. Still, the term Elimination of parole revocations for technical violations make hurdle in reducing the sentence. So there is no need to eliminate any the terms but to shorten the terms. In the Universal parole eligibility after 15 years the parole eligibility should come down from fifteen years to ten years or less so that the prisoners have chances for parole in early time. All the parole terms are in favour of prisoners except Elimination of parole in technical violation (Renauld).
To avoiding re-arresting parolees, technical violations point should be eliminated. This point forbid the parolees to enjoy routine. Almost sixty thousand parolees returned to prison in 2016. These prisoners have not committed any other crime but did technical violation such as leaving the city for even short time or missing meeting with a parole officer, and these are the usual mistakes which should not lead to stopping parole. Technical issues block the fundamental rights of freedom from parolee. Also, technical violations reduced the chances of second looking sentences. Such conditions of parole also violation of the law and make difficulty for parolees to spend everyday life (Hrw, 2020).
- Hrw. (2020, August 07). Revoked. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/07/31/revoked/how-probation-and-parole-feed-mass-incarceration-united-states
- Renauld, J. (n.d.). Eight Keys to Mercy: How to shorten excessive prison sentences. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/longsentences.html
- Smarick, A., & Miller, J. (2019, September 18). Mass Decarceration Will Increase Violent Crime. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://www.manhattan-institute.org/issues2020-mass-decarceration-will-increase-violent-crime