Lassen Board Protests Parole System
September 10th, 1941
As a sequel to the fatal injury of two paroled convicts in an automobile accident near Bieber August 30, when a truck driven by a third convict figured in a wreck, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution presented by Supervisor Peter Gerig of Bieber, requesting that the California board of prison terms and paroles, do not hereafter give into the care of one person, more than one parolee.
The resolution sets forth in part: That the ranch of Harry M. Roberts is located at Lookout, Modoc county, near the towns of Bieber and Nubieber and that the state’s prison board has “for some time past paroled several inmates of the state prison at Folsom to said Harry M. Roberts at Lookout, Modoc county, at one and the same time.”
It is further claimed in the resolution that the parolees paroled to Roberts “have made excursions to Bieber and Nubieber, in Lassen county, as a group, and have drunk intoxicating liquors at public drinking places and otherwise violated their parole.”
The board recommends that only one parolee ”be paroled to any one party,” and that even then the name of said parolee be furnished the district attorney and sheriff of Lassen county, together with the name and address of the person to whom paroled.
Copies of the resolution were ordered to be sent to the supervisors of Modoc county and to the members of the prison board.
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