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I'm profoundly uneasy about this.

What virtue transparency alone? In the case of a trial, the answer is clear, however the parole board, while fulfilling a quasi-judicial function, is not a court, and its hearings are not trials.

I questioned the virtue of transparency alone as it is easy to foresee that increased transparency could lead to an increased call for the decisions made by the board to be influenced, whether by perceptions of public opinion, tabloid headlines or the populist hip-shooting of a here today, gone tomorrow politician.

Cards on the table, I have skin in the game to the extent that a person currently serving a life sentence has made threats to me.

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