MADERA - Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced that he had received correspondence from the California Board of Parole Hearings concerning the non-violent parole review process for Ms. Alice Waterman. The Board has denied her release. Waterman was originally convicted of seven counts of Penal Code Section 451(c) Arson, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Arson; and originally received a total sentence in excess of ten years.
Although Ms. Waterman is now up for parole under the recently passed Proposition 57 requirements, the Board found that, “She was personally armed with a deadly weapon (Fire).” The Board further found that Ms. Waterman held the community in terror for a number of weeks and jeopardized the lives of fire personnel and homeowners who repeatedly dealt with the ongoing string of arsons. Numerous individuals were affected by the inmate’s callous decision to set various fires and wreck havoc on the community. The Board ultimately determined that Ms. Waterman does pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and denied her release.