The state Parole Board has been under fire of late, mostly from Senate Republicans and their allies who disagree with decisions allowing longtime felons to go free.
But that isn't the only concern when it comes to the board. A new report by the Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, or R-A-P-P, maintains understaffing, commissioner bias and other issues keep people behind bars much longer than they should be.
The group seeks more data on commissioner performance and asks the Governor to appoint more board members.
RAPP's David George, and Jose Saldana, a former inmate who is now a community organizer, explain more.