IN RE: THOMAS KRUPA

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

IN RE: THOMAS KRUPA, PETITIONER–APPELLANT. v. TINA M. STANFORD, CHAIRWOMAN, NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF PAROLE, RESPONDENT–RESPONDENT. THOMAS KRUPA, PETITIONER–APPELLANT

CA 15–01984

Decided: December 23, 2016

PRESENT:  WHALEN, P.J., CENTRA, LINDLEY, DEJOSEPH, AND SCUDDER, JJ. ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ALBANY (LAURA ETLINGER OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT–RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

PRO SE.

It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum:  Petitioner appeals from a judgment dismissing his CPLR article 78 petition seeking to vacate the determination of the New York State Board of Parole (Board) denying his release to parole supervision.  As a preliminary matter, we note that petitioner's contention that the Board failed to consider his transition accountability plan was not raised in his administrative appeal or in the petition, and thus that contention is not properly before us (see Matter of Secore v. Mantello, 176 A.D.2d 1244, 1244).

“It is well settled that parole release decisions are discretionary and will not be disturbed so long as the Board complied with the statutory requirements enumerated in Executive Law § 259–i ․ Judicial intervention is warranted only when there is a showing of irrationality bordering on impropriety” (Matter of Fischer v. Graziano, 130 AD3d 1470, 1470 [internal quotation marks omitted] ).  Here, the record establishes that the Board properly considered the requisite factors and adequately set forth its reasons to deny petitioner's application for release (see id.).  We conclude “that there was no showing of irrationality bordering on impropriety” (id. [internal quotation marks omitted];  see Matter of Silmon v. Travis, 95 N.Y.2d 470, 476).  We have reviewed petitioner's remaining contentions and conclude that none requires reversal or modification of the judgment.

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court