Democratic Senator Proposes Parole At Age 55 With 15 Years Served

There is a move by some State Democrats in the Legislature to make New York prison inmates eligible for parole, once they reach 55-years-old, and after having served 15 consecutive years.

The proposed legislation, introduced by downstate Democratic Senator Brad Hoylman, does not mandate an inmate's release at 55-years-old, but would allow the state parole board to evaluate whether an older prisoner should be released.

Last week, 69-year-old Judith Clark was granted parole, after serving more than 37 years as the getaway driver in the 1981 armored robbery in Rockland County.

This incident left two police officers and a security guard dead.

State Republican legislators are currently against the proposed legislation.

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