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Statement from Leadership of the #LessIsMoreNY Coalition on 8,000 People Getting Discharged from Parole By the End of March


March 29, 2022

Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768

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Statement from Leadership of the #LessIsMoreNY Coalition on 8,000 People Getting Discharged from Parole By the End of the Month

Albany, NY: Yesterday, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced that 8,000 people on parole will be discharged from DOCCS supervision by the end of March due to the Less Is More Act. The leadership of the #LessIsMoreNY Coalition issued this statement in response, attributable to Kenyatta Muzzanni, Director of Organizing at the Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice:

Kenyatta Muzzanni, Director of Organizing with the Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice, said: “Thanks to the Less Is More Act, 8,000 New Yorkers – more than 25% of the entire parole population – will be off parole by the end of this month. Now, thousands of people and their families can focus on rebuilding their lives without the stress that comes with being on parole. This was made possible by the #LessIsMoreNY Coalition which consists of 300+ community groups, public safety officials, and service providers across the state. We thank Governor Hochul for signing this transformative bill into law and moving implementation forward. To build on this success, the Governor should move forward on the full  implementation of the rest of Less Is More, capture the hundreds of millions in savings from this reform, and invest those resources in real community safety: housing, health care, education, and jobs — especially in the communities harmed by mass incarceration.”


About the #LessIsMoreNY Campaign: #LessIsMoreNY is a statewide coalition of more than 300 community, faith, and advocacy groups; 8 District Attorneys from the counties of Albany, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau, Tompkins, Ulster, & Westchester; law enforcement leaders from across New York including the Albany, Erie, and Tompkins County Sheriffs, and more.  The Coalition came together to develop and pass the Less Is More Act. Restricting the use of incarceration for noncriminal technical violations of parole will support people in reentering their community after incarceration; responsibly reduce jail and prison populations; promote safety and justice for families and communities; and save taxpayers money. A full list of supporters and more information on the Less Is More Act can be found at