WBURNovember 30, 2021By Deborah Becker It was 14 years ago that Dion Young was released from prison. Since then, he said he’s complied with all conditions of his parole and is working full-time and mentoring at-risk youth. At 51 years old, he decided to ask that his parole be terminated, a move allowed under state […]
Prisoner Advocates Call For Reform Of Parole Board As COVID Spreads
Amid mounting cases of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons and jails, a group of community organizations are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and top lawmakers to push the Parole Board to expedite releases of eligible parolees.
Parole board nominee rips council at rowdy meeting
MassLive June 21st, 2019 By Matt Murphy / STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Opposition among members of the Governor’s Council to putting another prosecutor on the Parole Board could derail Gov. Charlie Baker’s newest nominee, who chastised the council at her recent confirmation hearing and openly contemplated withdrawing. Baker nominated Springfield District Court chief prosecutor Karen […]
Parole board still slow to release inmates 8 years after ex-convict killed officer, critics say
Boston Globe June 26, 2018 By Maria Cramer Dominic Cinelli was one year out of prison and on parole when he shot and killed a police officer the day after Christmas in 2010. Since then, the number of people released on parole has remained consistently low, the state parole board has been stacked with members […]