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Parolees released due to lack of quorum

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Six parolees have been released by the Department of Corrections because the Parole Board still lacks a quorum to hold hearings. A new law authored by Senator Adolpho Palacios increased the composition of the board from five to seven members, requiring four members to make a quorum. 

The problem is there are only three active sitting members.  

DepCor spokesperson Lieutenant Antone Aguon says 32 inmates are now waiting to have a hearing before the Parole Board and the list continues to increase.  Aguon confirmed the release of six parolees because the law only permits the department to confine them for up to 60 days if they are not brought before the parole board. 

There's been no word from Adelup on the appointments.

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