This article states that after New York’s Division of Parole (which had been focused on community integration of former offendors) was combined with the much larger Department of Correctional Services (with its criminal focus) to form the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, those individuals found to have violated their parole were often sent. back to jail for parole violations.
The first person to die from COVID-19 in the prison system in New York was in jail for a parole violation, and as of April 10th. s six hundred confirmed covid-19 infections were found in the New York state prison system. The Legal Aid Society has filed lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of people in New York City’s jail to release them due to the risk of COVID-19. Governor Cuomo has agreed to release eleven hundred people held in county jails on parole violations.