Leeland Eisenberg, the man who was convicted of taking hostages and being involved in an hours-long standoff with police in 2007 at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Rochester, has been approved for work release. County Attorney Thomas Velardi objected pointing out that after Eisenberg served his yearlong sentence at the House of Corrections and was put on probation, he violated that probation twice. In November 2009 he failed to charge his GPS device, and in February 2010 he used cocaine and alcohol. After that second violation, Eisenberg was sentenced to a 3 and a half to 7 year sentence and wasn’t supposed to be eligible for parole until August 2013. However the Prison Classification Board believes he could better be rehabilitated in the Work Program and under that recommendation, he could be released to a half-way house in a few months. After that, he would be put on probation for 3 and a half years.