Published by Senator Dave Cortese
Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) has authored a bill to provide a ‘second look’ to Californians sentenced to death or serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Senator’s bill, SB 94, would allow individuals to petition for judicial review on special circumstance offenses specified in Penal Code 190.2 committed before June 5, 1990, after they have served at least 20 years of their sentence.
April Grayson of the Young Women’s Freedom Center says, “There are people languishing in prison, who if they were sentenced today, would get a more just sentence. This bill identifies a relatively small group of very old cases, from 1990 and before, for judicial review and consideration of resentencing consistent with current state law.”