A majority of state Board of Pardon and Paroles members, who are appointed by the governor, are coming under increased fire for permissiveness as well as secrecy, the latest example occurring in Chatham County.

Prosecutors there are furious over the parole of a Savannah criminal sentenced to 14 concurrent life prison terms plus 115 years for a 1993 armed robbery. The release of Christopher Lashaw Murray came just months after the state pardons and paroles panel canceled his scheduled August release because of opposition from District Attorney Meg Heap. 

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