Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Half Parole"?

Loren Herzog, whose impending parole after a conviction and a sentence for multiple murders led a California lawmaker to ask for Governor Schwarzenegger's intervention, will be experiencing a rather unique parole experience. The Chron reports that, according to CDCR,

when Herzog is released, he will be kept on the state property belonging to the Susanville prison, but outside of the perimeter of the facility.

I wonder what might explain this peculiar arrangement, and if any of our readers can enlighten us, all the better. Does Herzog not have a place to live? Or, is his release on parole halfhearted because of the extent and heinousness of his crimes? Is this an arrangement made specifically for Herzog, or is this the beginning of a "half parole" netherland for other defendants, too?

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