by Nick Delgado
Guam - The number of Department of Corrections inmates up for parole continue to pile up, as the Parole Board still lacks quorum to hold its hearings. A new law authored by Senator Adolpho Palacios changed the composition of the board from five to seven members, essentially meaning that four would make a quorum.
The problem is there are only three active sitting members. As a result, DepCor spokesperson Lieutenant Antone Aguon says since February a total of 32 inmates are now waiting to have a hearing. He adds DepCor had to release six parolees who were locked up, because the law only permits DepCor to confine parolee's for up to 60 days if they are not brought before the parole board.
In the meantime, there has been no official word from Adelup yet on the appointments.