Parole; eligibilty for certain inmates otherwise ineligible. (HB392)

Introduced By

Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parole; eligibility for certain inmates otherwise ineligible.  Provides that in the case of a person who is ineligible for parole for a combination of three or more offenses involving murder, rape, or robbery, the Parole Board shall consider a petition for reconsideration of ineligibility for parole if the person (i) was convicted only of robbery, (ii) did not injure or attempt to injure any person, (iii) did not have assistance of counsel in preparing a petition for review of ineligibility previously considered on the merits under this provision, (iv) has been continuously confined for at least 15 years, and (v) has a record of good conduct during confinement. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100294D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/19/2012Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB392)
02/14/2012Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Debra Chappell writes:

I can't believe this bill has been killed. If these prisoners are no threat to society, no prior record, etc. why don't they let someone that made a bad choice a second change. Especially a 61 year old man. There are blind prisoners in prison, prisoners with no legs, what are they going to do?

There are people out on the streets a lot worst than some of these prisoners!!

Look at Conrad Murray that killed Michael Jackson (they say he did not intend to, but left him unattended) and he will most likely get house arrest. This is so wrong!!!