Parole Board

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.

01/24/2011

Martha Coakley

Keller @ Large: Coakley Discusses Mass. Parole Board

One year after a stunning election loss, Martha Coakley is now calling for major changes in the state’s parole board. Jon Keller is at large.

01/23/2011

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.

01/21/2011

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

Bills Seek To Toughen Mass. Parole Laws

The shooting death of Woburn Police Officer John Maguire last month has revived a debate on whether — and by how much — to limit parole for repeat violent offenders.

01/14/2011

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.

01/14/2011

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.

01/14/2011

A surveillance picture from an armed robbery at Shop N Save in Stoneham in November 2010. Authorities believe it is Dominic Cinelli, the same man who shot and killed a Woburn police officer. (credit: CBS)

Parolee Linked To Armed Robbery Weeks Before Woburn Officer Shooting

Taking a close look at surveillance photos sources tell WBZ-TV Dominic Cinelli was back to his old ways a month and a half before he gunned down Officer Jack Maguire outside this Woburn Kohls during an exchange of gunfire after a jewelry heist.

01/07/2011

Jack Maguire Presser

Woburn Officer’s Mourning Brother Speaks Out

The brother of Woburn police officer Jack Maguire says the veteran cop was a man who loved his job and loved life as he stood in a sea of blue surrounded by police chiefs from across the state.

01/06/2011

(AP Graphic)

Inmates Taken Off Pre-Release Programs After Officer Shooting

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.

01/06/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Keller @ Large: Tougher Criminal Laws Ahead?

Jon Keller looks at whether there will be tougher criminal laws because of the shooting death of Woburn police officer Jack Maguire.

01/04/2011

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