Parole for Shakur Brink’s Robber

A parole hearing, as early as April 4th, is coming up for Mutulu Shakur, a.k.a. Jeral Wayne Williams, who was the architect of the 1981 Brink’s robbery. Rockland County Legislature says he should not be released from prison. Shakur was arrested in 1986 and sentenced in 1988, and was part of a self-proclaimed revolutionary group known as “The Family”. He was sentenced to 60 years and the judge recommended no parole be granted. Under sentencing rules in effect at the time, “mandatory parole” is required after 30 years. Federal Bureau of Prisons lists Shakur’s release date as February 10, 2016 but shows he is still incarcerated in Victorville, CA. Shakur, 65, is due before the U.S. Parole Commission early next month. Anyone who has been involved in the incident or who were impacted by this crime may write-in and express their views on Shakur being granted parole.

Letters or emails can be directed to:

Chairman J. Patricia Wilson Smoot

United States Parole Commission

90 K Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20530


In expressing your views, your are encouraged to reference the inmate’s full name, Mutulu Shakur, aka Jeral Wayne Williams, Federal Registration #83205-012.

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