Assemblyman Montesano: We Should Help Victims’ Voices Be Heard, Not Silence Them
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: June 04 2018
Bill announced which would require the parole boards to consider testimony from victims and other members of the community.
NY Assemblyman Michael Montesano.
Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Michael Montesano.
Long Island, NY - June 4, 2018 - Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is pleased to announce his cosponsorship of a bill (A.10692) which would require the parole board to consider testimony from victims and other members of the community during parole hearings by amending both the executive and criminal procedure laws.
“The voices of victims deserve to be heard, especially when the person who negatively impacted their lives is up for parole,” said Montesano. “Currently, the parole board doesn’t take into consideration how the victims or public will be affected by the release of an offender. By not taking into consideration their testimonies, we are essentially telling them what they went through doesn’t matter. As a lawyer and former law enforcement official, I feel we should be continuing to help the voices of victim to be heard, not silencing them."