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  • OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash..

    02/27/2017 2:55:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | FORREST HANSON
    Full Title: OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash in on multi-million NFL pension OJ Simpson may be released from prison as early as this October, after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence. October 1 is the earliest possible parole date the 69-year-old former NFL star. It is expected that a parole board will recommend his release due to good behavior, the Sunday Express reported. Simpson has been serving a nine-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He was found guilty in 2008 of 12 counts including kidnapping,...
  • Legal expert says O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this summer

    02/14/2017 12:43:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Simpson has served eight years of a 33-year sentence O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008 after being sentenced to 33 years in prison, all stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas hotel room from which Simpson attempted to forcefully reclaim memorabilia. The former Bills star and Hall of Fame running back, now 70, was charged with and found guilty on 12 counts, including conspiracy, burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. This summer, he may get out early. According to analysis from Sports Illustrated legal analyst and University of New...
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    Its hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole boards recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Bullish · 37 replies
    Via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/22/2016 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled. When considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison, Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.
  • Parole approved for Charles Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten

    04/14/2016 5:09:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14 2016 | Associated Press
    CHINO, Calif. -- A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. The decision will now undergo administrative review by the Board of Parole Hearings. If upheld it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has the final word on whether the now-66-year-old Van Houten is released from the California Institution for Women in Chino. Brown previously blocked the parole of former Manson follower Bruce Davis, citing the gravity of his offenses and his refusal to...
  • Stinging Indictment of Law School Professors

    02/29/2016 11:26:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 27, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps law professors should confine themselves to explaining the law to their students and showing how it works based upon the best evidence available. "The American legal professoriate has tirelessly pursued an expose' of American sentencing policy as unjustly harsh," George Mason University Law School professor Craig Lerner wrote last year in an article which appeared in the Wisconsin Law Review. "If Exhibit A in this critique is the persistence of the death penalty on American soil, Exhibit B has become the prevalence of LWOP [life without parole] sentencesand not simply the prevalence, but the haphazard and irrational nature with...
  • Huckabee Takes Aim at Carson: ‘I Never Hit My Mom With A Hammer or Stabbed Anybody’

    11/09/2015 9:37:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) took a dig at his opponent Dr. Ben Carson, who is under scrutiny amid the suggestion of discrepancies in the details of his past. Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, “So just curious, I mentioned Ben Carson because we’ve focused a lot on him this morning and some of the discrepancies that have come out of his memoir. I’m wondering if any of the books you’ve written were put under the same scrutiny, would they find voids and holes and does that matter in terms of character and honesty?”...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Freed on Parole, May Be in Bay Area

    08/07/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The second of three convicts in the infamous Chowchilla kidnapping is a free man and believed to be in the Bay Area. James Schoenfeld, 63, who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was released on parole Friday after nearly 40 years in prison. Schoenfeld was freed from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed the parole to go ahead a week ago, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. He is expected to join his brother, Richard, who was paroled last year....
  • Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obamas Parole Board

    07/28/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nations pressurewitnessed firsthand by Judicial Watchto release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obamas special Guantanamo parole board? The terrorist is a Kuwaiti national named Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari and hes been a prisoner at the U.S. military compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. His Department of Defense (DOD) file says he has a history of participating in violent militant Islamic activities, poses a high-risk threat to the United States, has numerous connections to senior Al Qaeda members and was...
  • Cop-killers sister writes to board, asks that he not be paroled (NM)

    03/12/2015 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 12, 2015 | Patrick Lohmann
    The state parole board has received 500 letters in anticipation of a hearing today over whether convicted cop-killer Joel Lee Compton will be released from prison. But to the widow of Albuquerque police officer Gerald Cline who Compton shot and killed 32 years ago one particular letter stands out. We were very touched, and we appreciate it, said Yolanda Cline. Youre not defined by what your relatives did. You cant choose them. In fewer than 200 words, Sharron Compton, sister of Joel Lee Compton, spells out why her brother should not be released from prison despite three decades...
  • As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

    12/28/2014 6:36:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 12/28/14 | Paige St. John
    **SNIP** That troubling question is increasingly being repeated at parole hearings across California as the number of inmates with life sentences who are granted release skyrockets under Gov. Jerry Brown. Currently nearly 2,000 murderers, hit men and robbers who spent decades locked up and now range from middle-aged to elderly are trying to find their way. Most succeed, but each month a few more fail, returning to the drugs and crime that put them in prison and raising public safety concerns. California is one of four states in which the governor has final authority over parole decisions. A Times analysis...
  • There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003

    12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | German Lopez
    The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies particularly against drug offenses that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing...
  • Man who killed Opry, 'Hee Haw' star Stringbean granted parole

    10/15/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 125 replies
    WKRN-TV Nashville ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | None Listed
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man who killed "Hee Haw" star and Grand Ole Opry performer David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, four decades ago has been granted parole. Melissa McDonald with the Tennessee Board of Parole told News 2 the board voted Wednesday morning to grant John Brown parole. Brown has served 40 years of his 198-year sentence for killing the Akemans in 1973 as they returned to their home following a performance at the Opry.
  • Two sex offenders accused of the rape and murder of four prostitutes while on......

    10/03/2014 6:49:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mail online ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Two sex offenders accused of the rape and murder of four prostitutes while on parole and wearing GPS trackers face death penalty case after grand jury hearing Two men accused of the rape and murder of four prostitutes while on parole face the possible death penalty after a grand jury in California agreed to send them forward for trial. Steven Dean Gordon, 45 and Franc Cano, 28, both of Anaheim, California were both indicted by the grand jury in Orange County for four felony counts of special circumstances murder during the commission of rape, kidnapping, lying in wait...
  • Santa Rosa man again gets 75 years in rapes

    09/16/2014 12:11:05 PM PDT · by rey · 24 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | BY PAUL PAYNE
    A Santa Rosa man convicted for a second time in a series of gang rapes was again sentenced Tuesday to 75 years to life in prison. Rogelio Carlos-Zaragoza, 29, was convicted of abducting women in Santa Rosa in 2006 and 2009 and driving two of them to a remote Windsor vineyard, where he raped them with up to three other men. He was caught with his older brother, Leonel Carlos-Zaragoza, after grabbing an 18-year-old victim at knifepoint along Dutton Avenue and getting in a chase with CHP officers on Highway 101. Both men were convicted in 2010. The brother is...
  • California governor denies parole to Manson follower Davis

    08/09/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board and denied on Friday the release of a former Charles Manson follower who served more than 43 years in prison. It was the third time a California governor denied the release of Bruce Davis, 71, a member of the murderous Manson Family who was convicted in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.