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N.Y.’s parole reform imperative: The Manhattan DA and his likely successor urge Gov. Hochul to sign the Less is More Act

Earlier this summer, just before the upheaval in Albany, state lawmakers achieved a years-in-the-making legislative victory by passing a comprehensive overhaul of New York’s notoriously retrograde parole system. During the administration of former Gov. Cuomo, the ultimate fate of the bill, known as the Less Is More Act, was unclear. Now, Gov. Hochul can instantly forge her legacy as a justice reformer — and drastically reduce unnecessary incarceration and racial disparities in the justice system — with the stroke of a pen.

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