Rarely have I seen surprising new information in the written record of a parole hearing I have attended, but it’s there in the internal document (read it after the jump) for paroled former pro hockey player Rob Ramage (inset). The onetime captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs recently won release to a halfway house after a hearing held at the Kingston, Ontario prison where’s serving his four-year prison sentence for driving drunk and killing a friend. The four-page parole document reveals that Ramage had a driving-related brush with the law while he was free on bail.
Imprisoned former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rob Ramage (inset) has been paroled to a halfway house in London, Ontario, after 10 months behind bars and despite insisting he does not remember getting drunk the day he killed his close friend. “We feel that the risk is manageable on this type of release,” parole board member Bruce Malcolm said, after a three-hour hearing that I attended May 5 at Frontenac Institution.
Imprisoned former NHL defenceman Rob Ramage was granted partial freedom at a parole hearing Friday. A two-member panel of the Parole Board of Canada granted Ramage’s request for unescorted passes. He will be able to leave Frontenac Institution, the minimum-security prison in Kingston, Ontario, where he is serving his four-year sentence, without an escort. “That would be for up to 72 hours a month,” said Carol Sparling, a spokeswoman for the board in Kingston.
Former NHL player Rob Ramage (inset) is likely to be paroled today, eight months after he began serving a four-year prison sentence. The one-time captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs went to prison in July last year after he lost an appeal of his conviction for driving drunk and crashing his car, killing his passenger and friend, former Chicago Blackhawks star defenceman Keith Magnuson.