We have a draft of a proposed bill that would affect Term-to-life prisoners who have been found suitable and had their grant reversed by the governor.
* From the Editor *
We are proud to announce that in recent months the writers and editor of the Voices.Con newsletter have received grants of parole from California's BPH. Their grants of parole are now in various stages of review, and will continue to be, over the next several months. With these new developments in mind, we need to temporarily publish the newsletter on a quarterly basis. This would permit us the needed time to focus on our potential releases from prison after having served multiple decades of time.
When we are again able to devote the required time to a monthly publishing, we will return to that format.
We thank our loyal readership for their patience during this blessed transitional period in our lives. -Editor
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Highlights: We review a newly drafted "Structured Decision Making Framework" proposed for use in the CA parole process; a constitutional amendment required for voter approval of parolee voting rights; and youth offender parole hearings struggle with 'great weight' standard on features of youth.
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