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California to limit medical parole to inmates on ventilators

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Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to inmates so ill they are hooked to ventilators to breathe, meaning their movement is so limited they are not a public danger. The stat...

Manson family member Leslie Van Houten recommended for parole for the fifth time

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For the fifth time in as many years, Leslie Van Houten, a former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer, has been recommended for release by California's Board of Parole Hearings. Van Houten, 72, is "reliev...

Oscar Pistorius’ parole process could start in South Africa

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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, may soon be eligible for parole, according to corrections officials. Pistorius must first part...

Thousands attend funeral for Florida police officer allegedly killed by teen robbery suspect out on parole

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Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino, a Cuban immigrant and four-year veteran of the force, was honored at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise after a procession of patrol cars and motorcycles escorted the slain 28-year-...

Texas parole board recommends pardon for George Floyd, request needs approval from governor

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The seven-member board announced the news in a letter to Allison Mathis, an assistant public defender in the Harris County Public Defender's office. Mathis filed a clemency application on behalf of Floyd earlier this...

How events unfolded in Sarah Everard’s killing as her murderer is sentenced to life without parole

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London The kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard in London in March has sparked outrage and a national debate about violence against women in the United Kingdom. On Thursday, Wayne Couzens, a serving police office...

Number of women serving life sentences without parole has surged over the past decade, report shows

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The number of women inmates serving life without the possibility of parole has risen 43% since 2008, adding to an already aging prison population nationwide, according to a new report from the Sentencing Project, an...

One of the 2019 Colorado STEM school shooters is sentenced to life without parole

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One of the two Colorado STEM school shooters was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday. Devon Erickson, then 18, and Alec McKinney, 16, entered STEM School Highlands Ranch...

Former South African President Zuma released from prison on medical parole

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Johannesburg Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole due to ill health, the government's correctional services department said Sunday. Zuma, 79, has been serving a 1...

Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole by California board

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Sirhan Sirhan gunned down Kennedy, then a presidential candidate, in 1968 at Los Angeles hotel following a speech.  The parole panel's decision next faces a review and will require the governor's approval to be offic...

RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan gets parole on 16th attempt

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Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was recommended for parole on Friday. After spending 53 year in prison, the 77-year-old inmate's fate now rests in the hands of Calif...

Prosecutors will not oppose parole for convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan

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Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, faces his 16th parole hearing Friday seeking a release from prison -- this time with no opposition from prosecutors. Los Angeles Coun...

Parole allowed for man who buried California victim alive

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Newsom took no action last Friday on the state parole board's latest decision granting parole to David Weidert, his office said Monday, meaning that Weidert, 58, is now eligible for release. Weidert received a life s...

NYC shooting suspect who narrowly missed two children ID’d as gang member on parole, police say

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Michael Lopez, 27, was taken into custody at his stepfather's home in East Harlem and faces charges of attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal use of a firearm, among others, in the June 17 shoo...

Bill Cosby denied parole as board says former actor needs to meet more requirements

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Bill Cosby has been denied parole by the Pennsylvania Parole Board, which cited a number of reasons for its decision, according to a letter from the board obtained by CNN. Cosby, 83, is currently serving a 3-to-10-y...

Bill Cosby’s petition for parole denied

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Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of his three-to-10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, whom he met through the basketball program at his alma mater, Temple University. The disgr...

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