PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ensure that victims or their representatives have a voice when someone who committed a violent crime against them is up for parole.
The legislation was prompted by controversy earlier this year when Rafael Robb, a former Penn professor, who pled guilty to manslaughter in the death if his wife, was set to be released.
Robb’s parole was rescinded after an outcry that highlighted the fact that when a prisoner convicted of violent crime is up for parole, victims of their crime or their representatives currently have no opportunity to appear before the state Board of Probation and Parole…
For full article see: Pennsylvania House Passes Victim Advocate Parole Law.
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