The shooting death of Woburn Police Officer John Maguire back in December quickly turned political when it was learned the state’s Parole Board had released the alleged shooter, Dominic Cinelli, despite his long and violent criminal history and three life sentences.
Since, five Parole Board members have resigned, and as Gov. Deval Patrick seeks to reshape the board, three separate bills have been filed on Beacon Hill that aim to tighten the parole system in Massachusetts. Here's how the three bills compare to current law in four key areas:
Note: This information was originally compiled by policy analysts working on behalf of Melissa's Bill. Sponsoring lawmaker in parentheses.
This program aired on February 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.