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#Parole

From TheJournal.ie Parents of Rachel Callaly call for 'dangerous and devious' Joe O'Reilly's parole bid to be rejected Murder

Parents of Rachel Callaly call for 'dangerous and devious' Joe O'Reilly's parole bid to be rejected

O’Reilly third parole application will be assessed next month.

From The42 'I've been a prisoner of my own challenge' - Wenger concedes 22 years at Arsenal was a mistake Parole

'I've been a prisoner of my own challenge' - Wenger concedes 22 years at Arsenal was a mistake

The Frenchman enjoyed plenty of highs during his time in north London, but admits that he probably should have looked to take on another challenge.

From TheJournal.ie OJ Simpson has been released from prison Parole

OJ Simpson has been released from prison

Simpson plans to relocate to Florida following his release from the medium-security prison.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete Don Nichols

'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete

Nichols (86) was sentenced to 85 years in prison for kidnapping biathlete Kari Swenson in 1984.

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release Justice

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

From TheJournal.ie OJ Simpson could be released from prison tomorrow after nine years inside OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson could be released from prison tomorrow after nine years inside

He was imprisoned on robbery charges in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Mulherin: 'We need to look at murder sentencing. Our law isn't fit for purpose' Read Me

Michelle Mulherin: 'We need to look at murder sentencing. Our law isn't fit for purpose'

The Law Reform Commission’s Report on mandatory sentences needs to be implemented urgently, writes Senator Michelle Mulherin.

From TheJournal.ie Jill Meagher murderer has sentence cut by three years Adrian Bayley

Jill Meagher murderer has sentence cut by three years

Bayley was successful in his appeal against a separate rape conviction.

From TheJournal.ie 'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform Parole

'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform

The government supported a Fianna Fáil tabled bill this week, which would give victims and their families a voice in parole reviews.

From TheJournal.ie Coroner in Australia says Jill Meagher's murder was preventable Parole

Coroner in Australia says Jill Meagher's murder was preventable

A judge said Adrian Bayley should have been behind bars when he killed the Irish woman.

From TheJournal.ie Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014 Parole

Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014

The largest group of prisoners invited forward for parole had committed murder.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years Jonathan Pollard

Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years

He has challenged his parole terms, calling them “onerous and oppressive”

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius set to remain in jail Parole

Pistorius set to remain in jail

A decision on whether or not to grant the athlete parole has been delayed until Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as Pistorius to be freed on parole after 10 months behind bars Steenkamp

Anger as Pistorius to be freed on parole after 10 months behind bars

Reeva Steenkamp’s parents say “incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough”.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix Opinion

Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix

Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.

From TheJournal.ie Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes Irish Prisons

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

From TheJournal.ie "Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole Parole

"Not all prisoners are suitable for release"- Shatter speaks about parole

The Justice Minister said that public safety must be of paramount importance to the planned statutory parole board.

From TheJournal.ie 17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012 Prisons

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Michaella McCollum Connolly pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru Peru

Michaella McCollum Connolly pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru

She now faces a minimum of six years and eight months in prison with no parole.

From TheJournal.ie Parole law changes mean Jill Meagher killing 'couldn't happen today' Jill Meagher

Parole law changes mean Jill Meagher killing 'couldn't happen today'

The parole system in Victoria has been overhauled in the wake of Jill’s murder, a state minister says.

From TheJournal.ie Parole laws under review in Victoria in wake of Jill Meagher case Jill Meagher This post contains images

Parole laws under review in Victoria in wake of Jill Meagher case

The Premier of Victoria said he was “shocked, surprised and astounded” that Jill’s killer had been allowed to walk free.

From TheJournal.ie Adrian Bayley was on parole when he raped and killed Jill Meagher Australia

Adrian Bayley was on parole when he raped and killed Jill Meagher

Adrian Bayley has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of the young Louth woman.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed Pussy Riot member to go on hunger strike Russia

Jailed Pussy Riot member to go on hunger strike

The 24-year-old is one of two members of the opposition punk band serving two years in remote prison camps over an anti-Kremlin stunt in a church last year.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian court rejects child rapist Dutroux's request for early release Child Killer

Belgian court rejects child rapist Dutroux's request for early release

Belgium’s “most hated man” had applied to be released under house arrest with an electronic tag to watch his movements.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed Pussy Riot member slams routine in 'grey' camp Russia

Jailed Pussy Riot member slams routine in 'grey' camp

Maria Alyokhina gives detailed account of her prison experience in Urals mountains.

From TheJournal.ie Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners Prison

Call for reforms to ensure "fair and transparent" early release of prisoners

The IPRT recommends that a single ‘Early Release Act’ should be enacted to overhaul the current systems of remission, temporary release and parole.

From TheJournal.ie Belgium's 'most-hated woman' Michelle Martin released from prison Belgium

Belgium's 'most-hated woman' Michelle Martin released from prison

Accomplice of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux was released on condition she keeps her distance from the relatives of the victims.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week New York

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week

This will be the seventh time that Chapman has sought parole.

From TheJournal.ie Charles Manson a no-show for unsuccessful parole hearing Charles Manson

Charles Manson a no-show for unsuccessful parole hearing

The 77-year-old hasn’t shown up to a parole hearing in 15 years – and may never again be asked to argue for his freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter Prisons

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

From TheJournal.ie Family found guilty of murdering three daughters in "honour killing" Guilty

Family found guilty of murdering three daughters in "honour killing"

Prosecutors said the defendants killed the teenage sisters for defying rules on dress, dating, socialising and using the internet.

From TheJournal.ie Seriously ill former IRA man begs for prison release Brendan Lillis

Seriously ill former IRA man begs for prison release

Brendan Lillis’ condition at Maghaberry Prison has been described as ‘shocking’. He suffers from a debilitating form of arthritis.

From TheJournal.ie Jamie Bulger killer denied parole over child porn conviction UK Courts

Jamie Bulger killer denied parole over child porn conviction

Jon Venables still poses a risk, according to the parole board.

THE KILLER of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has had his sixth application for release postponed after his parole board requested more information.

The 55-year-old has served 29 years in Attica correctional facility in New York or second-degree murder, and has had five applications for parole denied so far.

The latest application hearing has been put off until 6 September as Chapman’s parole board is seeking extra information to complete his record.

Chapman was convicted to serve a sentence of 20 years to life for the fatal shooting of musician John Lennon in 1980. He was also required to undergo psychiatric treatment, as he was believed to be suffering from a psychotic disorder.

Chapman is infamously linked to JD Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, as he carried the book with him when he shot Lennon and read excerpts from it at this trial. He likened himself to the book’s protagonist, Houlden Caulfield, and told police following his arrest:

“I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil.”

Chapman had showed signs of a mental illness and reported hearing voices before he shot Lennon; he had developed a series of obsessions centring on art, music, John Lennon, and The Catcher in the Rye.

Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, who was with him when he was shot, has repeatedly called on Chapman’s parole board to deny his release. Ono has cited fears that she and her sons will be put in danger if her husband’s killer walks free.

John Lennon would have turned 70 this October.