From the Document: "On March 21, 2020, the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) approached New York City's Supervised Release providers with an urgent request: Would they assist the Department of Correction and other partners in supporting the safe release of individuals serving a jail sentence of less than one year? The reason was simple. City officials were concerned about an outbreak of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] within the jail population. Since that time, the Board of Correction reports that more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the jails, including 373 people held and 877 Department of Correction employees as of April 23. Article 6-A of New York Correction Law authorizes the Department of Correction to permit sentenced individuals to be released early and serve the remainder of their sentence at home. The Commissioner moved quickly to review individual cases and released 312 people who had been sentenced to jail, with the requirement that the Supervised Release providers monitor their case."
Center for Court Innovation; New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc.
Center for Court Innovation: https://www.courtinnovation.org/