Questioning a Parolee Without Miranda Warning

In People v. Newport, 149 A.D.2d 954, 540 N.Y.S.2d 87, the parolee's employer called his parole officer regarding a $ 400 theft. The parolee was then questioned by his parole officer inside the parole office about that theft. No Miranda warnings were given. Reversing the trial court's holding that parolee's inculpatory statements were admissible at trial and ordering suppression, the Appellate Division held that Miranda warnings were required because the statements elicited by the parole officer could be offered against the parolee outside the structure of the parole system at a trial held on subsequent criminal charges leveled against the parolee.