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# Parole

This year
Sirhan Sirhan who assassinated Robert F Kennedy in 1968 is denied parole for 16th time
A California parole board ruled that the 78-year-old still lacked insight into what had caused him to carry out the killing 55 years ago.
Last year
Robert F Kennedy’s assassin has parole turned down 54 years after murder
The brother of John F Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan moments after he claimed victory in California.
All time
Robert F Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Two of RFK’s sons went against their siblings’ wishes to support the release of their father’s assassin.
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.
'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.
OJ Simpson has been released from prison
Simpson plans to relocate to Florida following his release from the medium-security prison.
'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.
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.
OJ Simpson could be released from prison tomorrow after nine years inside
He was imprisoned on robbery charges in 2008.
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.
Jill Meagher murderer has sentence cut by three years
Bayley was successful in his appeal against a separate rape conviction.
'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.
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.
Here is how many prisoners got early release in 2014
The largest group of prisoners invited forward for parole had committed murder.
Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years
He has challenged his parole terms, calling them “onerous and oppressive”
Pistorius set to remain in jail
A decision on whether or not to grant the athlete parole has been delayed until Monday.
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”.
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 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
"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.
17 prisoners declined parole review in 2012
The annual Parole Board review for 2012 was published today.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jailed Pussy Riot member slams routine in 'grey' camp
Maria Alyokhina gives detailed account of her prison experience in Urals mountains.
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.
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.
John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week
This will be the seventh time that Chapman has sought parole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamie Bulger killer denied parole over child porn conviction
Jon Venables still poses a risk, according to the parole board.
Parole hearing for John Lennon's killer postponed
Mark David Chapman’s sixth application for parole has been put off until September.