• Keith McNab

New York 'Less is More Act' receives pushback from Rochester law enforcement

New York State's newest justice reform is getting praise from advocates but pushback from Town of Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode.

The "Less is More Act" signed by Governor Kathy Hochul Friday prevents recently paroled prisoners from being incarcerated on a technical violation, like missing a curfew.

The goal of the new act is to decrease the number of people in jail for minor parole violations and prevent overcrowding in prisons.

"If you just set somebody out of jail, and you don't provide them with the necessary supervision and resources you're setting them up for failure," said VanBrederode.

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