Magazine article Corrections Forum

Romney Administration Made Mistakes on Inmate Release

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Romney Administration Made Mistakes on Inmate Release

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Boston Herald

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee continue to square off on crime issues. During his tenure as Massachusetts governor, Romney failed to act on disciplinary recommendations that would have kept ex-con killer Daniel Tavares locked up another year-and behind bars at the time he was accused of killing a newlywed couple in Washington State. Despite Tavares' long history of violence, the Romney-led corrections department took no action on recommendations that he be stripped of "good time" because of assaults on prison guards in 2003 and 2005. Instead, Tavares was allowed to cash in on those 360 days of "good time" to get out of prison July 16, 2007, sources said. It was just 123 days later that newlyweds Brian and Beverly Mauck were slaughtered in Graham, Wash.

"If that time had been served, he would still be incarcerated and would not have killed those two individuals," said one source familiar with the probe launched by the administration of current Gov. …

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