My significant other was recently put in prison for a violation of probation. The judge sentenced him 1-3 years. His crime was non-violent. However, he does have a prior felony, but it was more than 20 years ago. He is currently eligible for merit release, but is still located in a reception prison. He has to fulfill his merit release requirements by September. That is when his hearing is. How does the parole board expect him do fulfill his merit requirements if he still hasn't been transfered to the prison location that he serves the rest of his term in? Any advice would help! Thanks!
There is no way of forcing the prison system to speed up his transfer. He should speak with his counselor at the institution to see if any courses are available.
Any response I provide is meant as a general view on the subject and is no way intended to be specific legal advice to any individual. If you wish specific advice, you should hire and consult with an attorney of your choosing.
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of the individuals under custody at New York's 54 state prison facilities. Based upon their rules and regulations they decide when an individual is transferred from a temporary facility to a permanent facility. There is nothing an individual inmate can do to speed up the process.
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