Parole board

Government agency which decides if prisoners should be released from prison on parole

A parole board is a panel of people who decide whether an offender should be released from prison on parole after serving at least a minimum portion of their sentence as prescribed by the sentencing judge. Parole boards are used in many jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and New Zealand. A related concept is the board of pardons and paroles, which may deal with pardons and commutations as well as paroles.

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Robert Buckland says the decision to free Wendell Baker should be reconsidered by the Parole Board.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago


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