The Madera County District Attorney’s office has announced that Kenneth Jackson is again scheduled for a parole hearing, and public comment is being sought.
The bulletin from D.A. Sally O. Moreno states in part:
“In 2013, Kenneth Jackson, along with an accomplice, set several fires in Yosemite Lakes Park. The Madera County District Attorney’s Office filed felony arson charges against him and successfully prosecuted him at jury trial. Kenneth Jackson was convicted of several counts of arson and eventually sentenced to 20 years in the state prison. He is currently in state prison.”
Moreno stated that her office will oppose early release to the Board of Parole Hearings. She is also asking that Madera County residents “with input on Mr. Jackson’s potential early release to submit letter and emails to our office. This will be critical in aiding the District Attorney (to) successfully oppose Mr. Jackson’s early parole.”
Yosemite Lakes Owners’ Association has drafted a letter opposing Jackson’s release and making it available in the YLOA office for members to add their signatures. It will be submitted to the D.A.’s office by the July 26 deadline.
You can also read sierranewsonline’s detailed archive of coverage of the case going back to the original stories in 2013.