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People ex rel Maldonado v. Williams

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT


November 13, 2009

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK EX REL. FRANKIE MALDONADO, RESPONDENT,
v.
MELVIN WILLIAMS, SUPERINTENDENT, WILLARD DRUG TREATMENT CAMPUS, APPELLANT.

Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Seneca County (Dennis F. Bender, A.J.), entered April 2, 2008. The judgment granted the petition and directed petitioner's release to parole supervision.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

As corrected through Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It is hereby ordered that said appeal is unanimously dismissed without costs.

Memorandum

Petitioner commenced this proceeding seeking a writ of habeas corpus. Respondent appeals from a judgment granting the petition and directing petitioner's release to parole supervision. During the pendency of this appeal, petitioner's parole was violated, based on allegations that petitioner had absconded. We thus conclude that the appeal is moot because petitioner is being held on the violation of his parole and thus is no longer released to parole supervision (see generally People ex rel. Mendolia v Superintendent, Green Haven Correctional Facility, 47 NY2d 779 [1979]; People ex rel. Chamberlain v Gibson, 302 AD2d 950 [2003]; People ex rel. Hodge v Wells, 133 AD2d 497, 498-499 [1987], lv denied 70 NY2d 613 [1987]; People ex rel. Frisbie v Hammock, 112 AD2d 721 [1985]), and the exception to the mootness doctrine does not apply (cf. Lindsay v New York State Bd. of Parole, 48 NY2d 883, 884 [1979]; Frisbie, 112 AD2d 721 [1985]).

Present---Smith, J. P., Centra, Fahey, Carni and Pine, JJ.

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