Kathy Boudin, a radical who served 22 years in prison for her part in a 1981 armored car robbery that left two police officers and a Brink’s guard dead, has been granted parole. The decision was made yesterday by two New York State corrections officials. Boudin, 60, will be released by Oct. 1.
The New York Daily News reports that victims’ families had fought to keep her imprisoned for what they called a terrorist act, while supporters said she had paid her dues for a crime from a bygone era.
Yesterday, Gregory Brown, son of one slain officer, said, “My preference is that she be locked up. I remember the pain I went through, that others can’t begin to understand. She’s delusional, still functioning in the same mind-set. She’s never taken responsibility.” John Hanchar, a nephew of another victim, said that Boudin “hasn’t apologized for her actions or owned up to it. She really isn’t reformed.”