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Report from today’s Parole Hearing

Sep 22, 2015 | by Lynn Powell

I spent the day at the Parole hearing. During the business meeting they advised they would have to undo their Commutation policies that they made last month. The reason being it must be done per the Administrative procedures act. This will take months. They will have to allow time for public input. The good thing is maybe we can get something for the lifers the bad thing is that all the victim groups could make it worse than it is now. So if you don’t want that get involve so you will know what is going on and when the time is for the public input.
We stayed for after lunch for the victims/victims representative & the DA protest, it has been several years since I’ve stayed for some of that. They then started the jacket reviews. The last time the board members would talk about the case before voting. Today was heart crushing? They read the Docket number, said the inmate name and DOC #, then they start calling board members names and the response was the same no, no, no, no and no. for almost 200 names in about an hour, We left I had no idea they were that bad at this point I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.
If you want to change this then by all means get involved. If you don’t mind it then don’t.

I spent the day at the Parole hearing. During the business meeting they advised they would have to undo their Commutation policies that they made last month. The reason being it must be done per the Administrative procedures act. This will take months. They will have to allow time for public input. The good thing is maybe we can get something for the lifers the bad thing is that all the victim groups could make it worse than it is now. So if you don’t want that get involve so you will know what is going on and when the time is for the public input.

We stayed for after lunch for the victims/victims representative & the DA protest, it has been several years since I’ve stayed for some of that. They then started the jacket reviews. The last time the board members would talk about the case before voting. Today was heart crushing? They read the Docket number, said the inmate name and DOC #, then they start calling board members names and the response was the same no, no, no, no and no. for almost 200 names in about an hour, We left I had no idea they were that bad at this point I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.

If you want to change this then by all means get involved. If you don’t mind it then don’t.