Subject:

Parole

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Mohaman Koti, 87-Year-Old Prison Inmate, Granted Parole After 36 Years

    Last week, Mohaman Koti faced the parole board for the eighth time. He had been in prison since 1978. He was serving a 25-years-to-life sentence. By now he was 87 years old, hard of hearing and suffering from several health problems. He gets around on a wheelchair. The parole board had already deeme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Woman Who Killed Her Alleged Rapist Must Be Granted New Parole Hearing, Judge Rules

    Seventeen years after a woman murdered her alleged rapist, a State Supreme Court judge has issued a rare decision, ordering a parole board that declined to set her free to reconsider. The current case stems from a September night in 1995, when 21-year-old Imagio Santana was found shot to death on a ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Cops Go To Question Westchester Women-Slasher About Cold Case Murders; Find Woman's Body

    What are the odds that when detectives go to question a parolee about two cold case murders they find another body in his house? In the case of Westchester killer Lucius Crawford -- who's already served prison time for stabbing six women -- the odds were apparently pretty good, because that's exactl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Nearly 25 Years After Infamous Cop Killing, NYPD Commissioner Kelly Asks Board to Deny Murderers Parole

    Yesterday, the NYPD released letters,Police Commissioner Ray Kelly wrote to the New York State Parole Board, urging its members to deny parole for inmates Todd Scott, David McClary, Philip Copeland and Scott Cobb. All four criminals are eligible for parole in November. In his appeal, Kelly outlined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Tunnel Burglar Hit With Whopping 28-Year Prison Sentence -- And He Didn't Even Kill Anyone

    *UPDATE* We've compiled a list of what McAleese stole that would warrant such a lengthy prison sentence. Ribs and Saki are involved.When 43-year-old Shawn McAleese was tunneling his way into Manhattan businesses to steal stuff earlier this year, he probably didn't think he could potentially face mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Shawn McAleese Is Going To Prison For Roughly 30 Years For Stealing Ribs And Booze (And Thousands Of Dollars)

    Since our prior post about Manhattan tunnel thief Shawn McAleese -- who just found out today that he'll likely be a guest of the state for longer than a convicted murderer -- we got our hands on the criminal complaint that details exactly what he stole to earn such a lengthy prison sentence.The thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    In Manhattan, Sexual Assault Is (Un)Officially A Worse Crime Than Murder

    We hate to say it, but if you're planning on violently sexually assaulting another human being, you'd be better off murdering them first.Not that we condone violently sexually assaulting or murdering anyone, but in Manhattan, the punishment for murder is often less severe than the punishment for pre ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012

    BOUNCIN' BACK

    Mystikal comes to NYC, however briefly

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Michael Mele, Public Masturbator/Convicted Killer, Gets 23 Years In Prison For 2008 Death Of Laura Garza

    ‚ÄčOrange County sex offender Michael Mele -- who achieved sex offender status for masturbating on women at a mall in 2007 -- learned his fate this afternoon after pleading guilty in January to manslaughter for the 2008 death of a Brooklyn woman he met at a Manhattan nightclub.Mele was sentenced by ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2011

    HATS OFF!

    Chris Rock makes his Broadway debut

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Unlike Teachers, Report Cards For Cops Are Off-Limits

    ‚ÄčOh, what's that? The NYPD denied another freedom of information request? You don't say! City Limits has a piece today, pointing out that while the city seems glad to hand over teacher performance rankings (much to the teachers' union chagrin, of course), an obscure law shields cops, firefighters, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010

    WILD AT HEART

    The Safdie brothers show you their favorite movies

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Assaulter of Three Gay Men Only Gets 45 Days in Jail!

    ​You heard me. Driton Nicaj attacked Joe Holladay on the Upper East Side last year and used the word "faggot," though a judge somehow pooh-poohed the hate crime angle.

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Garza Suspect Charged with Credit Card Theft

    A month after he was seen leaving a nightclub with Laura Garza, who has not been seen since, prime suspect/sex offender Michael Mele still hasn't been nailed for her disappearance, despite ample circumstantial evidence, though he remains in custody over parole violations. Now they have something els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Garza Search Intensifies

    On the day before Christmas, police appear to have stepped up their efforts to find the remains of Laura Garza, the young Texas woman who left a Chelsea club with a sex offender on December 3 and has not been seen since. Police divers have cut through the ice on Echo Lake and sought her there, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Ted Nugent Says, "Fuck You"

    "I can't wait to hear how you translate this in the Village Voice, cause them motherfuckers need this." Over the course of a 40 minute phone conversation rock legend and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent discussed his new book, Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, his charity work, the state ... More >>

  • News

    July 23, 2008
  • News

    March 11, 2008

    Parole Deal Dissolves

    The end of Pataki's throw-away-the-key policy hits a 35-year-old snag

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    Don't Say Boo

    State to sex offenders: You're scary enough. No masks, no costumes, no candy, stay home.

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    Fall Guy

    In a shocker, aging rogue cop and Knapp rat Bill Phillips finally wins parole in murder case he says was a frame-up

  • Film

    January 16, 2007

    Before They Were Stars

    Play "Spot the Filmmaker" in Sirk and Fuller's obscure, early film noir

  • News

    October 24, 2006

    A Hevesi Heresy

    Daring to doubt the governor's wisdom

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2006

    Freedom for Bill Phillips, Corrupt Cop, Whistle-blower

    Yesterday, a Manhattan judge ordered former NYPD officer Bill Phillips released from prison on parole. As Voice reporter Sean Gardiner wrote in August, the former corrupt cop turned whistle-blower had been denied freedom by the parole board every odd year since 1999. Phillips, 76, had been be ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 8, 2006

    Freeze Frame on a Bad Cop

    Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    Last Call for the Falls?

    The Falls bar was nearly empty Monday night, and business didn't get any better after four TV news trucks rolled up in the rain to film a hasty press conference called by community activists. They were exulting in the news that the State Liquor Authority has initiated proceedings that could revoke t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    P.R. Independence Figure Nabbed

    In the latest friction between federal agents and the Puerto Rican independence movement, the FBI busted a veteran militant in San Juan yesterday for allegedly violating the terms of his release from federal prison. The timing of Antonio Camacho Negron's arrest makes independentistas suspicious, be ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    November 29, 2005

    Rotting Away

    Thousands of New York inmates have hepatitis C. Only a few hundred get treatment.

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    The Miseducation of Elaine Bartlett

    New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.

  • Theater

    May 31, 2005

    Three-Way Switches

    Sharing a bill, three writers contemplate the Eternal Triangle: A man, a woman, a problem

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    The Ripple Effect

    Confusion over felon voting bans keeps even the eligible from the polls

  • Books

    March 9, 2004

    Lost Time

    Freedom's just another word for power-mad parole officers

  • News

    October 15, 2002

    The Scandal That Will Not Die

    How Pataki Protects the People Who Fix the Parole Board

  • News

    March 5, 2002

    The Louima Prosecutor

    Pataki and D'Amato's Pick Is Unqualified and Tainted

  • News

    February 26, 2002

    Pataki Patronage

    The Guv's Attempt to Name a Prosecutor Lays Bare His Own Scandal

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    Standing Guard at the Revolving Door

    A Day in the Life of a Parole Officer

  • News

    June 5, 2001

    Parole Call

    La Bodega Forges Alliance With Parole Officers to Help the Hidden Victims of Addiction

  • News

    March 6, 2001

    The Castration of Wayne DuMond

    A Pardon That Clinton Didn’t Grant

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    February 8, 2000

    The Miseducation of Elaine Bartlett

    New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.

  • News

    January 4, 2000

    Girl, Interrupted

    The Ordeal That Binds the Mother of an Incest Victim and Reverend Al Sharpton

  • News

    December 21, 1999

    Strike Behind Bars

    Prisoners Plan a Work Stoppage To Protest Parole Cuts

  • News

    December 22, 1998

    Campaigning For Clemency

    Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Pataki's Favorite Conservatives

    Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough

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