Parole

WAMC News
5:30 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Vermont Legislators Criticize Parole System's False Warrant

Members of a Vermont legislative committee are blasting the state's parole system for paroling a convicted murderer to serve a separate federal sentence, and then using a fabricated arrest warrant to get him back into state custody when the federal sentence was done.

Douglas Mason was serving a 15-to-30-year sentence for second-degree murder when state parole officials paroled him for purposes of serving a three-year federal prison term for threatening the judge who presided over his murder trial.

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