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Rolando Jiminez (WBZ-TV)

Man Who Killed Holliston Police Officer Pleads For Parole

A man convicted of killing a police officer pleaded for freedom today in a room full of the victim’s friends, family, and fellow officers.


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Mass. Board Votes To Parole 3 Convicted Of Murder

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.


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Man Convicted In 1996 Death Of Peabody Woman Seeks Parole

John Keegan is seeking parole for second degree murder in the death of Kristen Crowley who was killed with a large rock.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Victims’ Families Ask State To Tighten Parole Standards

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.


Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

Lawmakers To Hold Parole Overhaul Hearing About ‘Melissa’s Law’

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to hear testimony on the best ways to overhaul the state’s parole system.


House Speaker Robert DeLeo (CBS)

DeLeo Proposes Probation Hiring Overhaul

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.


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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.


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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.


Massachusetts State Parole Board meeting in Natick, January 4, 2011.

NightSide Weekend Commentary – A Parole Board’s Bonus Rubs Dan Rea The Wrong Way

A Parole Board’s Bonus Rubs Dan Rea The Wrong Way

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/19/2011