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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.