A proposed article in the FY 2022 budget contained several important criminal justice proposals, including provisions providing for geriatric parole and making critical adjustments to statutes concerning community confinement, work-release wages, and parole reform. However, we urged that a section commendably providing young people sentenced to lengthy prison sentences the ability to come before the parole board for consideration after ten years to be amended to explicitly ban “life without parole” sentences for juveniles.  

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2021

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