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Massachusetts man deemed as violent habitual offender recently granted parole with conditions



A Massachusetts man who has been deemed a habitual offender has recently been granted parole with conditions.

According to the Massachusetts Parole Board, on January 29, 2003, after a jury trial in Plymouth Superior Court, Marcus Perry was convicted of armed burglary, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Following these guilty verdicts and after a jury-waived trial, Perry was convicted of being a habitual offender and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for armed burglary as a habitual offender. Additionally, he was sentenced to 20 years for armed assault with intent to murder as a habitual offender and 10 years for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon as a habitual offender.

The Board concluded that Perry is a suitable candidate for parole with one Board member voting to deny parole.

On September 4, 2000, a 27-year-old Marcus Perry attended a cookout at the Brockton home of the 40-year-old male victim. After an altercation with the victim, Perry left. He returned, however, a short time later and entered the victim’s home. Perry stabbed him with a knife and then fled. The victim survived the assault but suffered three stab wounds to the face and one stab wound to the abdomen.

Leading up to the offense, Perry had committed (or had been a part of) violent crimes, including an armed street robbery of a stranger and armed assault to murder while participating in a security threat group motivated shooting. Perry claimed he had no issues with the victim, acknowledging that he was an “invited guest at his home” on the day of the assault. However, the Board stated that due to his “unhealthy” emotional dependence on his girlfriend, Perry developed “suspicions” that she was somehow involved with the victim, which motivated the assault. Perry told the Board that the victim “did not deserve” what he did to him, nor did the victim “provoke” him in any way.

According to the Board, Perry accepts responsibility for the offense. The Board notes that Medication-Assisted Treatment has assisted in Perry’s stabilization regarding his substance use and mental health. Perry engaged in rehabilitative programming to include Restorative Justice and the Lifers Group. He is enrolled in the Tablet Program which includes substance abuse and mental health programs. The Board notes that Perry suffers from a medical issue and will benefit from a gradual transition through lower security. The Board also believes that Perry should strengthen his relapse prevention plan before release.

Among the special conditions of Perry’s release: reserved to a Long-Term Residential Program after 9 months in lower security; Curfew – Must be at home between 10pm and 6am; ELMO-electronic monitoring; Must take prescribed medication; Supervise for drugs, testing in accordance with agency policy; Supervise for liquor abstinence, testing in accordance with agency policy; Report to assigned MA Parole Office on day of release; No contact with victim’s family; No contact with victim(s); Must have mental health counseling for trauma history/ADHD/mood disorder; Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous at least 3 times/week.



  1. Fed Up

    January 28, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    This is EXACTLY who you DO NOT let out. These activist parole board members are going to get someone killed and they’ll be no consequences for them though.

  2. James Shaw

    January 29, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Absolutely insane!

  3. sidney

    January 29, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Now you know why we have all the crime that we do. Looks like another reason for me to carry a gun.

  4. Linda

    January 29, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Why in heck did they let him out? His sentence was ‘life’….so why when they know he’s dangerous!! The next time he gets someone (hopefully not) then the parole board should pay for the consequences!!!!


    January 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

    whats the matter all the old farts gone and these sissy’s making laws now a days DONTB REMEMBER MIKE DUKAKIS LETTING CRIMINAL OUT PRISON

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