David McCallum "has a plethora of loyal advocates certain of his innocence, a pro bono legal team that has been working on his behalf for a decade, a supportive family that never has stopped believing in him and a district attorney who is willing to listen and even agreed to post-conviction DNA testing."
He has maintained a spotless disciplinary record while in prison, a "stunningly good record," and the parole board's own risk assessment places him at the lowest risk of re-offending, being arrested or absconding.
Yet he has been turned down for parole three times, at least in part because he refuses to accept responsibility for a crime he insists he did not commit.
His next parole hearing will be in April.
John Caher reports on McCallum's case:
Inmate Cannot Clear His Name Without Evidence of Guilty Party, by John Caher (New York Law Journal, March 6 2013)