by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Parole Board may face legal action by the very people that appear before them requesting parole if the Governor's Office doesn't appoint another member soon. Acting chairperson Michelle Taitano says the new law requires at least four members to have a quorum.
The problem, she says, is the fourth member has not been able to attend the meetings since February due to work obligations. "I empathize with the parolees or inmates up for parole because they haven't been heard so the challenge could be that they may decide to sue the board, because we don't have a quorum, we haven't met and they haven't been heard, and that's there right if they decide to do that then we'll have to work with that, too," she told KUAM News.
While Adelup continues to work on selecting a new member, the Department of Corrections reports they currently have 33 inmates awaiting a parole hearing, and an additional ten inmates to add to the list for this month.