Brinks robbery getaway driver appealing early release denial

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    The Rockland County community paid tribute to two Nanuet police officers and a security guard who lost their lives 36 years ago during the Brinks armored car robbery.The Rockland County community paid tribute to two Nanuet police officers and a security guard who lost their lives 36 years ago during the Brinks armored car robbery.

    The Rockland County community paid tribute to two Nanuet police officers and a security guard who lost their lives 36 years ago during the Brinks armored car robbery.

    The Rockland County community paid tribute to two Nanuet police officers and a security guard who lost their lives 36 years ago during the Brinks armored car robbery.

NYACK -

The getaway driver in the 1981 Brinks robbery is appealing the state parole board's denial for early release.

Judith Clark was sentenced to 75 years to life for her role in the infamous Rockland County robbery that left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead.

A state parole board denied her early release, which has been upheld by the board's appeals unit. Clark's attorneys are filing a lawsuit challenging the decision in state Supreme Court.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted the now-67-year-old's life sentence, saying she's transformed into a model citizen during her imprisonment, making her eligible for parole.

Clark's attorneys say the parole board found her a completely rehabilitated individual who posed no threat to society.

"New York courts have repeatedly ruled that...the seriousness of the crime of conviction, something that can never be changed, is not a legitimate basis for denying parole, and yet that is exactly what the Parole Board did here," the lawyers said in a statement.

The board says it cannot comment on the litigations.

Clark has been behind bars for 36 years, making her the third-longest serving woman in a New York prison. She is again eligible for parole in April 2019.

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