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parole board

essentially an advisory body set up to assist the Home Secretary in granting prisoners early release and in deciding to recall those out on licence. Originating in England in the Criminal Justice Act 1967, the board has a supporting network of local advisory committees. There is a separate Parole Board for Scotland.
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A recruitment campaign in the North of England has seen a record number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates appointed to become Parole Board members.
"If the parole board are so confident he will be safe with kiddies, why don't they let him be around their own children?" After the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) wrote to Scott's family in July, Sarah and her loved ones wrote to the parole board pleading for Leisk to be refused parole.
A Parole Board spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the parole review of Colin Blanchard has been referred to the Parole Board and is following standard processes."
In 2017 the Parole Board recommended Noye be transferred to "open conditions".
Clark's attorney told the media, "We are grateful that the Parole Board affirmed what everyone who has interacted with Judy already knows -- that she is a rehabilitated, remorseful woman who poses no threat to society," (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/us/judy-clark-parole/index.html) reported CNN.
Mariani's bill would place that responsibility on a five-member "Indeterminate Sentence Release Board"the new name for a parole board. It would consist of five members, four of them nominated by the Senate and House majority and minority leaders.
Mr Gauke said: "This landmark reform will empower victims to hold the Parole Board to account for its decisions.
The Parole Board confirmed that a panel directed his release following an oral hearing.
Revealing the outcome yesterday, a Parole Board spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board gave a negative decision in the parole review of John Worboys following an paper hearing in October 2018.
MPs of the Akel and Diko parties were riled on Monday when the Prisons Parole Board again refused to hand over its decision concerning the early release from jail of former deputy attorney-general Rikkos Erotokritou.
Gauke desperately tried to save himself by announcing a series of changes to the Parole Board system in the wake of the High Court decision to keep Worboys in jail.