Parole Review For All

Proposed Legislation!
“An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration”

House Bill
H.3358

introduced by
Rep. Jay D. Livingstone
8th Suffolk

Co-Sponsored by;
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Daniel R. Cullinane 12th Suffolk
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
Carlos González 10th Hampden
James K. Hawkins 2nd Bristol
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Russell E. Holmes 6th Suffolk
Daniel J. Hunt 13th Suffolk
Patricia D. Jehlen 2nd Middlesex
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Jack Patrick Lewis 7th Middlesex
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Rebecca L. Rausch
Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden


This proposed legislation for the Massachusetts General Laws would;
  • Abolish all life sentences for first degree murder convictions.

  • Abolish life sentences for habitual offenders as mandated by 2012's “Three Strikes” law. (see page 36, Habitual Offenders)

    For opinions of the “Three Strikes” legislation, go to this article.

  • Abolish virtual life sentences for individuals convicted of several offenses, each offense with a distinct sentence to run consecutively, the cumulative impact resulting in excess of 25 years.

Senate Bill
S.826

introduced by
Sen. Joe Boncore
1st Suffolk & Middlesex

Co-Sponsored by;
Joanne M. Comerford
Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Patricia D. Jehlen 2nd Middlesex
Daniel J. Hunt 13th Suffolk
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
James B. Eldridge
Middlesex & Worcester
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex & Suffolk
Rebecca L. Rausch
Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Jon Santiago 9th Suffolk
Cindy F. Friedman 4th Middlesex
Cynthia Stone Creem
1st Middlesex & Norfolk
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex

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Other legislators have introduced bills to modify life sentences, but none of them abolishes the "Life Without Parole" sentence option.


Sponsored by...
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, www.cjpc.org