Juvenile Parole Factors for Consideration

Messrs. Tarr and Richard T. Moore moved that the bill be amended by inserting before SECTION 1 the following section_:-

“SECTION 1. Section 130 of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(b) No prisoner sentenced to life in prison for murder in the first degree committed before the person had attained the age of 18 shall be granted a parole permit unless such prisoner proves beyond a reasonable doubt the following:

(i) The prisoner displayed factors of:

(a) Immaturity;

(b) Impetuosity; and

(c) Failure to appreciate risks and consequences.”