Rhode Island Gets New Chair of Parole Board
Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Tuesday that Laura Pisaturo of Warwick, Rhode Island has been appointed chair of the Rhode Island Parole Board. The existing chair, Kenneth Walker, is resigning at the end of July. He has served on the board since 1979 and as chair since 2008.
Pisaturo serves on the state Supreme Court Disciplinary Board and the Warwick Planning Board. She has also worked as director of the Rhode Island Children's Advocacy Center and as a prosecutor in the state attorney general's office.
Kris Steele Tapped for Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board
Gov. Mary Fallin appointed former Republican speaker of the Oklahoma House, Kris Steele, to serve on the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.
California Inmates Can Reduce Sentence with Certifications
California regulators have given initial approval for new guidelines allowing inmates to reduce their sentences for completing a high school diploma, college degree, work skills certification, or self-help programs.