SOMERS INMATE TO STAY BEHIND BARS, SEN. BALL INTRODUCES BILL TO EXTEND PAROLE HEARINGS
Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/13) – Senator Greg Ball, (R,C,I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, today announced that community efforts to oppose the release of a current New York State inmate have been successful.
In the beginning of March, Senator Ball joined the efforts of hundreds of Somers residents to oppose the release of Terry Losicco (NYS Inmate #81B1188), who was eligible for parole earlier this month. Losicco who was denied parole is in prison for the rape and murder of Eleanor R. Prouty, a long-time resident and civic leader of Somers, NY, and for the near-fatal beating of her husband, Norman R. Prouty Sr., on May 25, 1980.
Losicco will be up again for parole in 24 months. However, Senator Greg Ball has now co-sponsored legislation (S2486) that would extend parole hearings from two years to five years.
“I am happy that the parole board found that Terry Losicco’s release would create a clear and present danger to our community and especially the Prouty family,” said Senator Ball. “I proudly signed the petition and thank all of our community partners that joined our efforts. I am also proud to join my colleagues and co-sponsor a bill that will extend parole hearings to five years.”
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.