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March 22, 2022

Right on Crime highlights "Second Look for conservative justice and cost-savings"

ROC-Thumbnails-18The folks at Right on Crime has this interesting new coverage of "Second Look in Texas."  This one-pager, produced by Nikki Pressley, carries the title that is quoted in this title of this post, and here is the main text (along with the interesting graphic I have reprinted):

Texas has the harshest parole eligibility guidelines for juvenile offenders of any state, allowing some to be imprisoned without the possibility of parole for 40 years. Even worse, many of these youth are convicted through the Law of Parties, meaning they were merely an accessory to the actual crime and never pulled the trigger.  Science proves that continued brain development allows a healthy brain to mature and make more logical decisions far before someone completes a 40-year sentence, and recidivism rates for these offenders is extremely low.

Second Look legislation would lower the time until parole eligibility for juvenile offenders from 40 years to 20 years.  This change should also be retroactive, allowing adults currently serving time in prison for a crime committed as a juvenile to also have the opportunity for earlier parole.  Proving to be little or no threat to public safety and simultaneously saving hundred of thousands of taxpayer dollars, Second Look legislation is a win-win reform.

And here are "key points" stressed:

March 22, 2022 at 03:17 PM | Permalink


Look at the whining about the law of the parties—oh gee someone gets to eat the whole meal even though he didn’t pull the trigger. In the Avery case, only one of the thugs pulled the trigger, yet they all ate the meal.

Isn’t it funny how activists just gotta activist?

Posted by: Federalist | Mar 22, 2022 6:12:18 PM

Should be Arbery case

Posted by: Federalist | Mar 22, 2022 6:12:43 PM

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