The Governor’s Council is set to begin hearings on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s nominees to the embattled state parole board.
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.
The resignation of five parole board members had everyone talking Friday, everyone except the two remaining members.
Since the killing of Woburn police officer John Maguire, the Department of Corrections has ordered seven “second-degree lifers” out of pre-release programs and back into the general prison population in higher security facilities.
The chairman of the state parole board offered his condolences to the family of Woburn police officer Jack Maguire Tuesday.
After the release of Dominic Cinelli, the Massachusetts Parole Board may be reluctant to grant parole to anyone with a history of violence.
Thousands of police officers attended the funeral Friday for a veteran Woburn officer who was shot and killed last weekend.
The Middlesex district attorney’s office would have objected to parole for a career criminal who killed a Woburn police officer, but they were never notified of his parole hearing.
A career criminal who killed a police officer Sunday told the state parole board back in 2008 that he was a changed person.