After years of attempted filings, Rep. Dianne Hart‘s parole eligibility bill is on its way to a full House vote.
HB 169 cleared its final committee stop Wednesday with a unanimous vote. Hart has been trying to get the bill passed for four years.
Her legislation establishes a statewide parole eligibility program for inmates. The program would help prepare inmates for release and take into account their disciplinary record and any achievements or education received while incarcerated.
“Making sure people’s efforts to better themselves behind bars is vital in parole decisions and should be required to be considered,” Hart said.
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