Parole

AP Exclusive: Most Sex Offender Parolees Exempt From School BanThree-quarters of California's paroled sex offenders previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now face no housing restrictions after the state changed its policy in response to a court ruling that said the prohibition only applies to child molesters.
Board Denies Parole To 'San Francisco Witch Killer'One of two so-called "San Francisco witch killers" has been denied parole. A parole board on Wednesday said 73-year-old Suzan Carson was unfit for early release.
Convicted Woman Once Dubbed 'San Francisco Witch Killer’ Up For ParoleSuzan Carson and her second husband, Michael "Bear" Carson, were convicted of killing three people during a drug-fueled quest to rid the world of witches between 1981 and 1983.
Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Seeking Release From PrisonThe last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California schoolchildren is seeking release Thursday after nearly four decades in prison.
Last Of 3 Chowchilla Kidnapper Seeks ParoleThe last of three men who kidnapped a school bus full of children 39 years ago in California is asking this week to be released from prison.
California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner's Sex Reassignment SurgeryGov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner's sex reassignment surgery.
Man Who Kidnapped Chowchilla Schoolchildren In 1976 Released From State PrisonOne of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom was paroled from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo at 5:15 a.m. Friday, state prison officials said.
Convicted Felon Arrested For Gun Possession, Parole Violation In WatsonvilleA convicted felon was arrested during a traffic stop in Watsonville on Saturday night, police said.
California Releasing Thousands Of Inmates Early To Relieve Overcrowded JailsMore than 13,500 inmates across California are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails -- a 34 percent increase over the last three years, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Robbing El Cerrito Bank, Fleeing On SkateboardA 30-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a bank in El Cerrito and fleeing on a skateboard.
Oakland Charter School May Be Moved Near Parole OfficeAn East Bay high school is under scrutiny over plans to move to a location that could put kids in close contact with parolees and possibly sex offenders.
Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

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