HB 707 -- Life Sentences For Certain Felonies
This bill requires an offender to serve a prison term of natural
life without the possibility of parole, probation, or
conditional release, if the offender:
(1) Is convicted of a dangerous felony, defined by statute as:
first degree arson, first degree assault, forcible rape,
forcible sodomy, kidnapping, second degree murder and first
degree robbery; or is convicted of first degree burglary; and
(2) Is convicted of two or more felonies, one of which is an
offense against the person, committed at different times.
The bill also allows for sentence reduction for an inmate who is
at least 65 years of age, has participated in rehabilitation
programs, and has served at a minimum 10 years of his or her
sentence in an orderly and peaceable manner.
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