It’s the first time anyone serving up to a life sentence has been granted early release since the fatal 2010 shooting of Woburn police officer John Maguire by a parolee.
John Keegan is seeking parole for second degree murder in the death of Kristen Crowley who was killed with a large rock.
The father of a 27-year-old teacher who was raped and stabbed to death by a repeat offender is urging lawmakers to toughen the state’s parole system.
Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to hear testimony on the best ways to overhaul the state’s parole system.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.
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.
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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.