Posted by Patricia Schneider on Jun 25, 2019
Attorney Mercedes Peguero, President of the Puerto Rico Parole Board for the past seven years, gave a detailed talk on the vision and mission of the Board which is to promote the rehabilitation of the inmate and the security of the community.  She defined Parole as the release of an inmate from prison prior to his/her sentence's maximum date, under supervision.  Our speaker then went on to explain the different rules depending on the criminal acts committed and the Penal Code that applies.  Mercedes is a member of the Arecibo Rotary Club.  She is our District 7000 Governor Elect for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. Mother of three, she is married to Agustin Montanez-Altman.