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Parole Board

Council Approves Nominees To Mass. Parole Board

The Governor’s Council has confirmed Gov. Deval Patrick’s four nominees to the embattled state parole board.


Parole Board

Mass. Lawmakers Discuss Proposed Parole Changes

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.


Parole Board

Interviews Set For Mass. Parole Board Nominees

The Governor’s Council is set to begin hearings on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s nominees to the embattled state parole board.


Gov. Patrick with his parol board nominees Friday at the State House (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Gov. Patrick Nominates 4 To Embattled Parole Board

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated four people, including a victims’ advocate, to the state Parole Board which has been in turmoil.


Probation Department

Panel: Don’t Consolidate Mass. Probation, Parole

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.


Parole Board

Lawmakers Seek Parole Changes After Woburn Officer Killing

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.


Martha Coakley (credit: AP)

AG Coakley Urges Victim Advocate Be On Parole Board

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.


Probation Department

Top Mass. Probation Official Steps Down

Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.


Parole Board

Family Worried About Safety After Parole Board Shake Up

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.


Parole Board

Remaining Parole Board Members Stay Silent

The resignation of five parole board members had everyone talking Friday, everyone except the two remaining members.