State audit on Parole Board released

Twenty-four percent of supervision fees were uncollected in fiscal year 2015.

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has released a report outlining the results of an audit of the Massachusetts Parole Board.  The audit examined the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.

The audit found that the board did not properly administer and collect parole supervision fees, and did not perform supervision-level reassessments in required time frames.  An audit from earlier this year found similar problems in the administration of probation supervision fees by Massachusetts courts.

The report highlighted the Board's proper administration of polygraph tests to all Sex Offender Registry Board offenders within the required time frame. The audit also found that the Board was successfully following the time frame protocol for follow up drug tests for parolees who have previously tested positive.

Read the auditor's report here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

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