It acknowledges the professional expertise and extensive experience of parole board members by using a structured approach that guides paroling
authorities through the process of making parole decisions.
This article provides a brief overview of the support for risk and needs assessment instruments, specifically as they apply to paroling
authorities, and discusses the early implementation of an instrument to assess risk at the Massachusetts Parole Board.
Gray Davis' near zero-tolerance policy against paroling
convicted murderers, Gov.
Collaboration and coordination with organizations such as ACA, the Association of Paroling
Authorities International, the U.
When it came to paroling
murderers - no matter what the circumstances of the crime, how young they were at the time of the offense, how much praise they garnered from judges and prison officials, how many college degrees they earned, or that they had made Mother Teresa-like beatific conversions during their long stint in prison - Davis' well-scripted ritual was deny, deny, deny.
authorities, including parole board chairs, parole board members and executive staff, play a pivotal role in public safety and offender success.
In addition, paroling
authorities must recognize the need to be accountable to the public.
In a surprise move by the state Board of Prison Terms review committee, the issue of paroling
convicted Calabasas murderer Robert Rosenkrantz was sent to Gov.