Amendment #6 to H.4184

Relative to Parole Review

Mr. Markey of Dartmouth move that the bill be amended Mr. Markey of Dartmouth moves to amend the bill in SECTION 2 by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-



After such hearing the parole board may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, grant to such prisoner a parole permit to be at liberty upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe for the unexpired term of his sentence. If such permit is not granted, the parole board shall, at least once in each ensuing ten year period, consider carefully and thoroughly the merits of each such case on the question of releasing such prisoner on parole, and may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, grant such parole permit. If the parole board extends the parole period beyond five years, the prisoner shall have the right to petition the parole board once, in writing, after the expiration of five years, for reconsideration of the period of time before the prisoner is presented before the full board for a hearing.



And, further moves to amend the bill in SECTION 2 by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-



After such hearing the parole board may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, grant to such prisoner a parole permit to be at liberty upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe for the unexpired term of his sentence. If such permit is not granted, the parole board shall, at least once in each ensuing ten year period, consider carefully and thoroughly the merits of each such case on the question of releasing such prisoner on parole, and may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, grant such parole permit. If the parole board extends the parole period beyond five years, the prisoner shall have the right to petition the parole board once, in writing, after the expiration of five years, for reconsideration of the period of time before the prisoner is presented before the full board for a hearing.