http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6571657.htm The case of a Pennsylvania parolee charged this week with an attempted murder and rape illustrates how parole standards have changed over the years. The Philadelphia Inquirer says that parole officials in Missouri shortened two life sentences being served by Raymond E. Webb to 17 years in 1988. It wouldn't happen now. "Back in the early 1970s, murder in the first degree was a parolable offense," said Tim Kniest of the Missouri Department of Corrections . . .
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