Sam Roberts picks up the story of the disintegration of the tentative settlement in the Graziano v. Pataki case with an article in the New York Times dated 30th December 2007.
Violent felons move forward with lawsuit over their rights to parole
Roberts outlines the key stages in the development of the case and identifies the Parole Board's approval of the release of Shu'aib A. Raheem as the turning point that led the state to withdraw from the settlement.
The Parole Board have responded to pressure by agreeing to reconsider the case of Mr. Raheem. His release, scheduled for January 3rd, has been delayed.