Skip to content
  • Advocates argue for more diverse state parole board

    The Boston Globe - 02/28/2013

    Two civil rights advocates argued Wednesday against the reappointment of state parole board member Lucy Soto-Abbe, saying she is wrong for the panel because of her background as a longtime victim witness advocate and tendency to deny parole.

    Addressing the Governor’s Council, attorneys Patricia Garin and Leslie Walker said they would like to see more candidates like Tonomey Coleman, a criminal defense attorney. He was nominated to the board earlier this month, along with Soto-Abbe, by Governor Deval Patrick.

    “We need to have a more diverse parole board with people on it that are going to stand up and think of some creative things to do to change this system,” said Garin, the co-director of The Prisoners Assistance Project at Northeastern University Law School, during Soto-Abbe’s reappointment hearing at the State House.

  • Cookies on Northeastern sites

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.