Timothy Allred, executive direct of the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole resigned his post earlier this month. Allred was hired in late 2014 . He replaced Fern Osler-Johnson, who retired. Allred has taken a job with the state probation and parole division. Greg Budd will act as Interim Executive Direct until a permanent replacement is hired.
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.
This is reprinted with permission from TexasParoleNow.com. “As reported on ParoleNow.com last week, an Austin federal judge agreed with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole could not unilaterally impose sex offender conditions, known as Condition X, on parolees who were not convicted of a sex crime without first holding a due process hearing to establish that they were necessary. However, true to form, the Board (or at least some parole officers) were threatening parolees that if they didn’t waive their right to a hearing more »