Diann Wade was freed from Central California Women’s Facility in May. She was serving a 25 years to life for a murder in 1980. She had been given a parole date by the Board of Prison Terms in 1998. She was released despite Governor Davis’ opposition. Davis asked the board to reconsider, but he was not able to block it outright.
Diann Wade’s parole gives some of us hope that the governor’s promise to the prison guards union, that no one convicted of murder will be paroled during his term, can be challenged.