Bill granting parole to juvenile offenders sentenced to life advances

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — The Senate voted 36-1 to allow all juvenile offenders sentenced to life without parole the chance for a parole hearing after serving 35 years.

House Bill 264 by House Criminal Justice chairman Sherman Mack, R-Albany, originally gave the chance for parole only to those cases prior to 2012.  But an amendment by Sen. Danny Martini, R-Metairie, made it all-inclusive.

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