Alejo Rodriguez for Cuny Law Review - Exploring the Unjust Practices of the NYS Parole Board


CUNY Law Review, a publication devoted to producing public interest scholarship, engaging with the public interest bar, and fostering student excellence in writing, legal analysis, and research has published a scholarly article by Alejo Rodriguez, Exodus Transitional Community’s Community Liaison & Assistant Program Developer.

Alejo shares his personal journey of discovery and the ways federal policies enable New York State’s biased parole practices against people serving parole-eligible life sentences.

The paper takes a critical look at circumstances which have to led to the current state of mass incarceration and the ways this influence’s New York State Board of Parole decision-making practices.

Alejo argues that overbearing governmental interests threaten the rights of eligible parole applicants to receive fair hearings. These unjust practices give cause to reexamine and challenge the 1979 United States Supreme Court ruling that determined people in prison have no constitutional right to parole.

Alejo Rodriguez, The Obscure Legacy of Mass Incarceration: Parole Board Abuses of People Serving Parole Eligible Life Sentences, 22 CUNY L. REV. F. 33 (2019)

Julio Medina