July 11, 2008
Re "State parole board gets a grilling," July 6 So we read that there is lots of wrangling in the California Senate during confirmation hearings for members of the state parole board. I have a simple solution: Eliminate the parole board. Prison is for punishment, not rehabilitation. Once a jury decides the guilt of a defendant and the judge pronounces a sentence, that sentence should stand. With no parole board, there would be no more confirmation hearings, and we would save the cost of 12 commissioners' salaries and travel expenses, of psychologists' reports, of parole agents' salaries and of fines for postponed hearings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001 |
San Juan Capistrano Mayor Wyatt T. Hart has been appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to the state's Youthful Offender Parole Board. Hart, 64, was district representative for former Republican Congressman Ron Packard of Oceanside. He began his career in the Orange County Sheriff's Department in 1968, leaving in 1987 at the rank of captain. He has been a member of the California Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Commission since 1995. His appointment requires Senate confirmation.
February 9, 2001 |
Pittsburgh Penguin forward Billy Tibbetts appeared Thursday before a state parole board hearing officer who will determine whether Tibbetts violated his parole when he punched an opponent, Atlanta's Darcy Hordichuk, during a game Jan. 27. If the hearing officer in Pittsburgh believes Tibbetts violated his parole and Massachusetts officials agree, they could petition a court to revoke it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1985 |
Percy Pinkney, former director of the state youthful offender parole board, has been arrested on charges of misappropriating $4,870 in state services and funds. Pinkney, 47, who served in Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s Administration as special assistant for community relations, was booked on grand theft charges Thursday at Sacramento County Jail and released. His arraignment is scheduled in Sacramento Municipal Court next week.
April 27, 1985 |
Percy Pinkney, who served in Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s Administration as special assistant for community relations, has resigned from his parole board post after admitting that he filed false expense claims, it has been reported. Pinkney, 47, resigned from his $59,675-a-year job on the Youthful Offender Parole Board a week ago, said Robin Dezember, undersecretary for the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency.
September 13, 2008 |
Georgia's parole board on Friday denied clemency for a man set to be put to death for killing a police officer, even though seven of the nine witnesses who testified against him have since changed their stories. Troy Anthony Davis, 38, is set to be executed at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at a prison in Jackson, Ga. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Davis' appeal Sept. 29. On Friday, Davis' attorney, Jason Ewart, said he would file an emergency stay with the high court, asking the justices to take up the case as soon as possible.