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Statistics  show parolees are committing fewer serious crimes

The Division of Parole’s FY 2009-10 Annual Report summarizes the activities of the Division  and its two main   functions – deciding which offenders whom the Legislature has made eligible for parole have   met the statutory criteria for discretionary release, and then monitoring and mentoring those   who are released to community supervision.

During FY 2009-10,  the Division of Parole made substantial progress in its mission to   promote public safety and successfully transition releases back to the community – as evidenced by   the fact that the percentage of releasees returned to prison for new felony convictions is at its lowest   point since the early 1990s.