Lawmakers debate getting rid of most life sentences in New York

Created: January 16, 2020 08:18 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There are two bills up for debate in Albany that would get rid of life sentences.

One would give 55-year-olds who have served 15 years in prison a chance to come before the parole board regardless of the crime or original sentence.


The other bill would change standards for parole and allow someone to get released if they show signs of rehabilitation. 

Both bills are in committee in both the Senate and Assembly. 

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