Parole board; parole review, required release. (HB951)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parole board; parole review; required release. Requires the Parole Board to release any person eligible for parole whose time served, including earned sentence credits and good conduct credits, exceeds the midpoint of the most recent discretionary sentencing guidelines for the same or similar offense unless the Board feels there is a substantial risk that such person will not conform to the conditions of parole and issues a reasoned decision explaining the basis for such decision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101337D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/14/2014Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
01/17/2014Continued to 2015 in Militia, Police and Public Safety
12/04/2014Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Susan writes:

This definitely should not be held any longer. The men need to get back outside to raise families, become productive members of society. The State needs to release more than they do.

Danielle Marie Shoemaker writes:

My husband is a non violent drug offender who was given a 10 year sentence for making a drug for his own consumption. He has never hurt nor harmed a fly an if parole was back he would be coming home this month after serving 7 LONG YEARS!!!! I an his kids need him home! I understand him having to do time but 10 was uncalled for. If parole was back he would have a second change to live life the right instead the way he was when he was younger.