Beacon Hill lawmakers are set to holding a news conference Monday afternoon to speak about the bills they are putting forth in an effort to reform the state’s parole system.
The Governor’s Council is set to begin hearings on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s nominees to the embattled state parole board.
Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated four people, including a victims’ advocate, to the state Parole Board which has been in turmoil.
A panel appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to review the state’s troubled probation department is rejecting key proposals made by Gov. Deval Patrick and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
A bipartisan group of Massachusetts lawmakers wants to do away with parole for anyone serving more than one life sentence after a parolee released from three life sentences allegedly killed a police officer.
Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging Gov. Deval Patrick to name a crime victim or victim advocate when he appoints new members to the Massachusetts Parole Board.
Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.
Paula Todisco is very concerned. She says the parole board has a great deal of responsibility to keep violent people where they belong and to keep people off the streets and from hurting other people. Todisco feels like she’s the one in prison, and says it’s like there’s no justice for her family.
The resignation of five parole board members had everyone talking Friday, everyone except the two remaining members.
There has been a major shakeup at the state parole board.