Today's Law As Amended

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SB-1242 Parole.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 3042.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

 The following shall apply to parole hearings for an inmate with a life sentence and shall be established to the satisfaction of the board before parole is granted:
(a) (1) The inmate has remorse and insight into the nature of the crime of which the inmate is convicted, unless the inmate asserts his or her factual innocence of the crime.
(2) The inmate has not minimized his or her role in the crime, and is credible about his or her role in the crime.
(b) The inmate demonstrates the changes the inmate has made to illustrate his or her departure from prior criminality.
(c) The inmate has been free from disciplinary actions for a reasonable period of time prior to the hearing.
(d) The inmate demonstrates positive activities while in custody.
(e) The inmate has developed realistic postrelease plans to avoid relapse or other conduct that contributed to prior criminality.