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VICTIMS PROTEST PAROLE POLICY VO/SOT

LIVE: A CRIME VICTIMS ADVOCACY GROUP IS PROTESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION'S POLICIES FOR PAROLEES AND AT PAROLE HEARINGS. ONE PROTEST TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE A PAROLE HEARING FOR A CONVICTED MURDERER AT SOLEDAD STATE PRISON.

SUPER: TODAY/CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE OTHER WAS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION HEADQUARTERS IN SACRAMENTO. THE PROTEST LED BY CRIME VICTIMS UNITED WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRESIDENTS OF A NATIONAL CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND THE CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION WHICH WORKS CLOSELY WITH CRIME VICTIMS UNITED AND ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NINA SALARNO. PRISON GUARD UNION PRESIDENT MIKE JIMENEZ DENIED HE WAS USING THIS EVENT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRASH THE SCHWARZENEGGER ADMINISTRATION AND ITS CORRECTIONS POLICY BECAUSE THE UNION FAILED TO GET A CONTRACT IT WANTED THROUGH THE LAST NIGHT OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION .. BUT THAT IT WAS ABOUT RECENT CHANGES IN PAROLE POLICY.

SUPER: MIKE JIMENEZ/PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE ... AND LESS PAROLE AGENTS TO SUPERVISE THEM?"

SUPER: JAMES TILTON/SECRETARY/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "THE POINT IS TO IDENTIFY ... DEMONSTRATED ALL THE TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL."

VO TAG: THE NEW PAROLE POLICY STATES THAT IF A NON VIOLENT PAROLEE SERVES SIX MONTHS ON PAROLE WITHOUT INCIDENT HE OR SHE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY DISMISSAL FROM PAROLE.

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SUPER: NINA SALARNO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CRIME VICTIMS UNITED/SISTER MURDERED

SOT: (:29)

SAYS: "THE INMATE CAN COME INTO A PAROLE HEARING ... I WAS A BULLY AND THEY WERE NOW HAVING POLICIES TO CHANGE THAT."

SUPER: MIKE JIMENEZ/PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:44)

SAYS: "ARE YOU USING THIS TO BEAT UP ON THE ADMINISTRATION .... THAT'S A DIFFERENT ITEM ALL TOGETHER."

SUPER: MARC KLAAS/DAUGHTER MURDERED

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "WE NEED TO DO A VIABLE RISK ASSESSMENT ... OR LIKE POLLY KLAAS."

SUPER: JAMES TILTON/SECRETARY/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO FIND EQUAL BALANCE ... IN FRONT OF THOSE HEARINGS."

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "IN FACT, WE CALL IT EARNED PAROLE ... HIGH RISK OFFENDERS."

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE BACK UNDER SUPERVISION ... AND VERIFYING THEIR RESIDENCES."

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