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Old 05-16-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Donna Sytek and the board took just 25 seconds to consider taking 15 years off of a 30 year sentence for Brian Chevalier and releasing him despite the tearful pleas of a terrified former girl friend who warned not to underestimate him.She was found strangled and Chevalier was caught in Mexico.
Before they released him they wished him the best of luck and told him he was "good to go"as reported by the Boston Herald
Wendi Davison's children did not get to celebrate mothers day with their mom...thanks to Donna and the NH parole board.They should be held accountable
Parole board chair: Chevalier is our 'worst nightmare' | Merrimack Valley | eagletribune.com
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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I would bet there is more to this story, probably MUCH more actually.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I would bet there is more to this story, probably MUCH more actually.

Yeah, there's more. He was on parole when he committed the kidnapping, which resulted in the 30-year sentence.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:08 PM
 
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They needed to clear space for all the non-violent weed dealers.

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Old 05-19-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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I would bet there is more to this story, probably MUCH more actually.
I thought the same thing but looks like he didn't cause trouble in prison and got the basic 1/2 off deal.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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Donna Sytek and the board took just 25 seconds to consider taking 15 years off of a 30 year sentence for Brian Chevalier and releasing him despite the tearful pleas of a terrified former girl friend who warned not to underestimate him.She was found strangled and Chevalier was caught in Mexico.
Before they released him they wished him the best of luck and told him he was "good to go"as reported by the Boston Herald
Wendi Davison's children did not get to celebrate mothers day with their mom...thanks to Donna and the NH parole board.They should be held accountable
Parole board chair: Chevalier is our 'worst nightmare' | Merrimack Valley | eagletribune.com
As noted, a killer was not released - a kidnapper and future-killer was released.

Also, the idea that 25 seconds of consideration was given is complete nonsense. As your own link indicates, every member of the parole board reviews a wide variety of reports about the potential parolees criminal records, behavior in prison, recommendations and statements from the individual themselves. All of this is done before the board makes their decision. One should also note that the article indicates that this part-time board (10 hours/week) has to review 1000 potential parolees every year. That's 30 minutes per parolee, assuming that every minute of their work consists of these reviews, and that they work 50 weeks per year. And those assumptions are almost certainly not accurate. So this board is massively understaffed, which is probably due to underfunding, which is probably because some politicians won't properly fund it just so they can brag about how they 'cut waste' and 'lowered your taxes!'.

You get what you pay for. Hope you enjoyed the extra few bucks saved per capita.

Finally, unless every sentence for every crime is a life sentence, you will always have paroled or released individuals who re-offend. It's simply unavoidable.

On a side note, the United States incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any country on Earth, and it lags behind almost every other industrialized democracy as far as its violent crime rate. At some point, doesn't it become clear that "More incarceration!" simply isn't the solution?

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They needed to clear space for all the non-violent weed dealers.
Probably.

When the powers that be demand X, but then don't provide for it (ex: stiff criminal penalties combined with so little funding that there are not enough cells to house all those offenders), the criminal justice system is left holding the bag. They have to decide who to cycle out to make room for the next wave of the freshly convicted. And the politicians who created the mess just so they could brag about being tough on both crime and taxes? Well, they're probably the first ones to point the finger at the overworked criminal justice system that is dealing with the mess the grandstanding politicos made in the first place.
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