With the continuing problem of overcrowded prisons, parole board officials have been under increasing pressure to release prisoners before the natural termination of their sentences. As a consequence, the public suffers the risk that the parolee, once released, will commit a violent crime. If this should occur, the question then becomes whether the injured individual can, as a result, hold the parole board civilly liable for the negligent release or supervision of the parolee.
Diane M. Lowder,
Obstacles to Holding A Parole Official in Virginia Liable for the Negligent Release or Supervision of a Parolee,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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