Parole Beat

Precious Releases?
Sadly, we have no precious releases to report at this time. We hope that we will have some good parole news in our next issue!
Outrageous Denials?
On July 25th, 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger denied parole to Linda Lee Smith, despite the fact that this was the 7th time that the parole board had granted her parole! Linda has served over 26 years in prison. All of the victim’s next-of-kin, including the victim’s birth father and her sister (who witnessed the incident) support Linda’s release.
On November 13th, 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger reversed Maureen Carroll?s 2008 parole release date which the Parole Board granted her in 2006. Maureen Carroll has served 22 years of a 25-to-life sentence and is 53 years old.
Thanks in part to Free Battered Women for the information on releases and denials of incarcerated survivors and to the women prisoners for the information we received about their own cases.
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