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Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

Los Angeles - Authorities on Wednesday denied parole for the 15th time to Sirhan Sirhan, the man behind the 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Pistorius reports for first community service

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius reported on Saturday for his first day of community service in the South African capital Pretoria as part of his parole conditions after being released from jail three weeks ago.

Boy writes letter asking judge to keep his mother in prison

Middletown - A boy who watched his mother fatally stab his father in the chest with a knife has written a letter to a judge asking him to to keep her behind bars. Little Bradyn Takach, 10, was only four when he saw his mother, Shannon Smith, stab his dad to death.

Pistorius to be released on parole next Tuesday

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole next week after serving one year of a five-year term for killing his girlfriend, officials said Thursday, with the Paralympian star likely to be put under strict house arrest.

Pistorius release delayed as victim's family to be consulted

Pretoria - The South African parole board on Friday again postponed a decision on whether to release Oscar Pistorius, saying that it would consult the family of his girlfriend whom he shot dead two years ago.

New S. African parole meeting to decide on Pistorius's release

Johanesburg - The South African parole board will meet Friday to reconsider whether to release Oscar Pistorius in the latest stage of a lengthy battle over the length of his jail sentence.

Pistorius ordered to undergo psychotherapy

Johanesburg - Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius will have to undergo psychotherapy, South Africa's parole review board said Tuesday after blocking his release from prison just 10 months into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Pistorius to stay in jail as parole decision delayed

Johanesburg - Oscar Pistorius will stay in jail after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed Monday, his lawyer told AFP, in a long battle over whether he should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Penalty phase of Marathon bomb trial to begin April 21

Boston - Jurors who convicted accused 2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dhzokhar Tsarnaev of multiple counts of murder last week will reconvene April 21 to decide whether he should be put to death or spend the rest of his life in federal prison.

Mark Chapman denied parole for eighth time

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in December 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.

Op-Ed: Thousands fall for Charles Manson 'parole' hoax

Panic spread through the United States as thousands of social media enthusiasts shared the big news that infamous cult leader Charles Manson would be paroled. Little did they realize, it was all a hoax.

Police: Suspected serial killers on parole killed four women

Anaheim - Two sex offenders, on parole and wearing GPS trackers, are suspected in the killing of four prostitutes in Orange County, California. Police believe there may be more victims.

Portuguese man holds up bank for prison bed in crisis-hit Lisbon

Lisbon - Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, some prisoners are renouncing their rights to parole, preferring to stay in jail rather than be homeless and left living on the streets. Some are even committing crimes just to get back into prison.

O.J. wants out of prison now

Las Vegas - O.J. Simpson, 66, has spent nearly all of the last decade in a Nevada prison after his conviction on kidnapping, armed robbery, and a variety of other charges for breaking into a Las Vegas casino to reclaim his items.

Rihanna tweets 'best wishes' to Chris Brown before court hearing

As Chris Brown prepared for a court hearing over a possible parole violation in connection with his assault on Rihanna in 2009, Rihanna sent him a message of good luck.

New mug shot shows aging Charles Manson

California state prisoner #B33920, better known as Charles Manson, will be up for parole next week for the 12th time at the age of 77.

The Politics of Parole: A look into Massachusetts' Parole System Special

Woburn - This article is a closer look into the Massachusetts’ parole system and the national struggle between public safety and the monetary means to ensure it.

Woman who had been on death row granted parole

A 58-year-old Tennessee woman who had been scheduled for execution a year ago has been granted parole, after 27 years in prison.

Op-Ed: Chindamo – the boy who was given a second chance

Today, 31 year old Learco Chindamo was acquitted of a street robbery, so why was he remanded in custody instead of being allowed to go home?

Death penalty eliminated by Illinois governor

On Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a ban on the death penalty in his state. The sentences of 15 death row inmates have been changed to life without parole.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for sixth time

Albany - John Lennon's killer has been denied parole, for the sixth time, and will spend at least two more years in prison. Mark David Chapman, 55, took part in an interview with a three-member parole board panel through a video conference.

Great Train robber wont get parole

The Justice Secretary Jack Straw has decided against giving parole to Ronnie Biggs, one of the Great Train robbers, it was announced today.

Op-Ed: L.A. Cops Demand Parole in California for Ex-SLA Member

In what sounds more like an act of retribution to further punish former SLA member Sara Jane Olson to keep her away from kith and kin in Minnesota, Los Angeles police requested that she remain in California to serve out her parole.

Mother gets life in prison for killing her baby in a microwave

China Arnold was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole today for killing her baby. She was not in the courtroom when Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman handed down the sentence.

O.J. Simpson Back in Jail

O.J. Simpson is back in jail after allegedly violating the terms of his release in regards to the Las Vegas robbery incident. Simpson was supposed to be in court on Wednesday.

Convicted child murderer denied parole

It is great to see that there is one thing that the legal system has done to protect the people that it is meant to serve. At least there is one less child murderer out there.

Kelsey Grammer Will Speak For Dead Sister If Freddie Lee Glenn Makes Parole Bid

Kelsey Grammer's sister was murdered in 1975. Fifty year old Freddie Lee Glenn is in prison for that murder. In January he could have a bid for parole. Grammer says if he tries then his voice will be there for Karen Grammer.

Wolfman Update: Parole Denied

My thanks to all of you for your support,we won this round!

Fugitive killed by Parole Officers Outside Motel

The fugitive tried to run parole officers over as they approached his truck outside of a motel.

7 Million in U.S. Jails, on Probation or Parole

"A record 7 million people or one in every 32 American adults were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department."

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