An inmate can be represented by an attorney before a parole board, in the state of New York.
In the state of New York, an inmate is not allowed to have an attorney or anyone else represent him or her before their panel.
An inmate is led to believe that by only saying they are sorry before their panel at parole will get them released.
Inmates have to do the homework. They must prepare a package that tells a story completely, including family history, biography, their path to incarceration, court recordings, accomplishments in prison, letters of support, and exit plans.