Manktelow Pushes for Extension on Parole Reconsideration to Help Protect Victims

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I,Ref-Lyons) joined colleagues in the Assembly to call for the passing of a bill (A.6663) which would extend the maximum time for a prisoner to be reconsidered for parole from every two years to every five years, in respect to certain offenses. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda), was created in an effort to help minimize the frequency a victim has to relive the trauma of heinous crimes during parole proceedings.

“Victims have already had to suffer enough, we shouldn’t be forcing them to relive their pain every two years to keep their victimizer behind bars,” said Manktelow. “Hearing Ramona’s testimony of her experience and what she has had to do to ensure the man who kidnapped and raped her stay in prison so he can’t harm another woman again, was heartbreaking. I commend her for her bravery and hope we can help ease the pain by this small degree in extending the time between when she has to relive that horrible incident.”