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Parole inquiry continues

Home Affairs Minister to give evidence this morning

The first of a two-part inquiry into the the Island's parole system continues today (Tues).

It comes in the wake of the case of Donovan Kitching, who knocked down and killed 62-year-old Gwen Valentine last April just three weeks after his release.

Former advocate and chairman Geoff Karran heard evidence yesterday from parole committee chairman John Kermode.

Issues were raised about the budget for parole affairs, and staff training.

It was also revealed that 76 per cent of prisoners who applied for parole in the last three years were released.

The inquiry will hear from Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson this morning (Tues). Later in the day, advocate Clare Faulds will give her evidence at the former DoHA Headquarters on Woodbourne Road, Douglas.

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