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In the News: Gov. Rendell lifts parole moratorium for "violent" offenders
After receiving the results of a review of Pennsylvania’s parole system, Gov. Rendell has lifted the moratorium on state parole for violent offenders. The review concluded that the “state’s existing procedures were sound.” The review also recommends procedures for classifying violent offenders, determining which are likely to reoffend, and determining whether the offender is likely to commit a violent crime.