NY Parole Interstate Compact Office was approached by the NY City District Attorney’s office concerning a parolee who had successfully testified in a murder trial and was now receiving death threats. NYC DA wanted to assist the offender in relocating. After several conferences, Florida was identified as a possible transfer site as the offender was familiar with the state and had marginal ties. With the assistance of DCA Strickland, transfer was successfully effectuated in the spirit of Law Enforcement cooperation. DCA Strickland’s openness to accept this offender and his understanding of the need to look beyond the letter of the compact for the greater good is a true reflection of working within the “Spirit of the Compact”.
Submitted by: DCA Parole Felix Rosa / New York