Deal reached to reduce parolees reporting to Gowanus

The state has agreed to drastically reduce the number of parolees reporting to Brooklyn's parole headquarters when it moves to Gowanus.  Back in September, News 12 spoke with members of the Gowanus

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2015, 5:11 PM

Updated 3,414 days ago

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Deal reached to reduce parolees reporting to Gowanus
The state has agreed to drastically reduce the number of parolees reporting to Brooklyn's parole headquarters when it moves to Gowanus. 
Back in September, News 12 spoke with members of the Gowanus Alliance, who were frustrated by the decision to move the facility into their neighborhood. They complained that the local community board was not asked for input. 
The group then filed a lawsuit under the name Gowanus United, but has now dropped out after reaching a settlement. Part of the deal is that the number of parolees reporting to the site will be cut from more than 6,000 people to a maximum of 2,000. 
The decrease in former inmates is guaranteed for two years, and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will have to provide notice of any increase of more than 25 parolees. The DOCCS will also have to meet regularly with community members as part of the agreement. 
It's not yet clear when the facility will open. 


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