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U.S. Parole Commission Denies Del Raine Application for Mandatory Parole

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Chevy Chase, MD – The United States Parole Commission has rejected Ronald Del Raine’s application for parole, announced Commission Chairman Isaac Fulwood, Jr. 

Del Raine, who has been incarcerated for 43 years on his current 209-year sentence, applied in July 2010 for release under Section 4206(d) of Title 18.  That statute generally requires the Commission to release a prisoner who has served two-thirds or 30 years – whichever is less – on each sentence imposed against him, unless the Commission determines that the prisoner has seriously or frequently violated institution rules or that there is a reasonable probability that the prisoner will commit more crimes.

Del Raine was convicted of murder while engaging in a bank robbery in Northlake, Illinois.  Two police officers died and two others were wounded during that offense.  Del Raine was also convicted of two subsequent escape attempts, one in 1975 and another in 1981.

Chairman Fulwood noted, “Public safety is the Commission’s paramount concern.  Mr. Del Raine’s prison record showed that his release would be incompatible with the public safety and that he must be denied parole under the statutory standard.”

For more information, please call Johanna Markind at (301) 492-5821 ext. 238.

Updated December 27, 2021