District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd


August 4, 2022

Truth in Sentencing / Public Chapter 988 – To protect victims of crime and provide true accountability for those who commit crimes, a new law requires a person convicted of certain offenses to serve 100% of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release. It ensures criminals convicted of eight different offenses would have to serve 100% of their sentence undiminished by any sentence reduction credits for which the person is eligible or earns. These eight offenses include: attempted first degree murder, second degree murder, vehicular homicide, especially aggravated kidnapping,...

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