Geriatric prisoners; those at 60 may petition Parole Board for conditional release. (HB165)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conditional release of geriatric prisoners.  Allows any prisoner serving a sentence imposed for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who has reached the age of 60 or older to petition the Parole Board for conditional release without regard to the number of years of his sentence he has served. Current law allows a 60-year-old prisoner to petition the Board after serving at least 10 years and a 65-year-old prisoner to petition the Board after serving at least five years of his sentence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101383D
01/06/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB165)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Debra Chappell writes:

I hope this bill gets passed. I don't condone getting in trouble, but when people have no prior records, something devestating happens in their lives and they are around the wrong people, places and things & make a real bad choice, they shouldn't be given 3 year sentences. There are far more murder's, pedafiles, rapist, etc. they do far more horrible things and are still walking the streets. Everyone without a prior record should be given a second chance, especially an elderly person!

Debbie Chappell writes:

Was this bill killed?