News Conference: Say NO to Elder Parole

Pamela Helming

Standing up for victims’ families and accountability in the criminal justice system, Senator Pam Helming called on State Democrat lawmakers to rescind Senate bill S.2423, commonly referred to as the Elder Parole bill. It would entitle 55-year-old incarcerated individuals who have served 15 years of their sentences to an automatic parole hearing for consideration of release, regardless of the sentence or crime. Incarcerated felons will not have to serve the minimum sentence imposed by the judge and life without parole would effectively be eliminated. If parole is denied, criminals would be entitled to an automatic parole hearing every two years.