With irrefutable data showing re-offense drops enormously as people reach their 40s and to almost zero by age 60, there is no public safety justification for these sentences.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
He works in the prison laundry and has never had a disciplinary infraction. Throughout his incarceration, his wife remained married to him. She died 7 years ago.
“I committed a crime, but I did not get away with any money and no one was hurt or killed doing these crimes. I was about 28 years old and had a drug habit. I’m now 68 years old [and] has left my childhood behind. I’m following Christ and love the Lord. I regret the doing what I did, but close to 40 years in confinement has taught me a lesson I’d never forget.”
Permit judges to resentence people serving Life Without Parole (LWOP) who have a demonstrated record of rehabilitation.
Eliminate the possibility of life imprisonment without parole for non-murder and non-sex offenses that do not result in injury to victims
Limit certain property and other low-level offenses from being used to enhance sentences under HFOA
Make sentencing fair by applying 2015 sentencing reforms retroactively so that people sentenced decades ago receive similar sentences as people sentenced today
Require prior offenses used for enhancement under the HFOA arise from separate incidents
Eliminate use of priors for enhancement purposes that occurred when the defendant was under 18 years of age