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How are parole boards formed?

Are they legally trained? Do they have oversight, like in the form of avenues for appeal from their decisions? Are they selected from the lay public like a jury?
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How many years of his life sentence will Nicolas Godejohn actually have to serve?

He was sentenced to life in prison for the first degree murder of Deedee Blanchard, but I note that it wasn’t life without parole. So what does this mean in practice? How much do such sentenceees ...