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SB 127 - Authorizes Parole Hearings for Juveniles Serving Life Terms - Louisiana Key Vote

Norby Chabert voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-8) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Parole Hearings for Juveniles Serving Life Terms

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes parole eligibility for juveniles sentenced to life imprisonment.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual who received a sentence of life imprisonment for a conviction of first or second degree murder as a juvenile to be eligible for parole if certain conditions are met, including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • The individual has served 35 years of the sentence;  
    • The individual has obtained a low-risk level designation;
    • The individual has not committed any major disciplinary offenses in the year prior to the parole hearing date; and
    • The individual has obtained a GED certification or has completed a literacy program, adult basic education program, or job skills training program.
  • Specifies that the individual must have been under the age of 18 at the time of the offense and must have been convicted prior to June 25, 2012 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an individual with expertise in adolescent brain development to provide an evaluation of the offender to the parole review panel (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Parole Hearings for Juveniles Serving Life Terms

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