Geoff Dornan
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April 20, 2013
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Senate bill would clear up confusion about parole rules

For years, the rules mandating parole hearings in criminal cases in which multiple consecutive sentences were imposed have confused family members and friends of both victims and inmates. The Assembly Judiciary Committee was told Friday that Senate Bill 71 is a sort of truth-in-sentencing measure that would go a long way toward clarifying when and if an inmate is likely to be released. Parole Board Chairwoman Connie Bisbee told the panel that under existing statutes, a prisoner serving consecutive sentences must be paroled from one sentence before serving the next. The confusion arises because when the inmate reaches the minimum …

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