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# parole - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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.

# parole - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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'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.

# parole - Sunday 1 October, 2017

OJ Simpson has been released from prison

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

# parole - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'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.

# parole - Sunday 20 August, 2017

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.

# parole - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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

He was imprisoned on robbery charges in 2008.

# parole - Friday 2 December, 2016

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.

# parole - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Jill Meagher murderer has sentence cut by three years

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

# parole - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'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.

# parole - Friday 27 May, 2016

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.

# parole - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014

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

# parole - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years

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

# parole - Monday 5 October, 2015

Pistorius set to remain in jail

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

# parole - Monday 8 June, 2015

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”.

# parole - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

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.

# parole - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

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

# parole - Friday 25 October, 2013

"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.

# parole - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012

The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.

# parole - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

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.

# parole - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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.

# parole - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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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.

# parole - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# parole - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

# parole - Monday 18 February, 2013

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.

# parole - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Jailed Pussy Riot member slams routine in 'grey' camp

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

# parole - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

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.

# parole - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

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.

# parole - Monday 20 August, 2012

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

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

# parole - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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.

# parole - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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.

# parole - Monday 30 January, 2012

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.

# parole - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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.

# parole - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Jamie Bulger killer denied parole over child porn conviction

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

# parole - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

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.