AOJ advocates for legislative enactment that will
accomplish the following:
• An Act that will establish power with the
Parole Board to release rehabilitated
“long termers” without affecting or repealing the Constitution of Arkansas.
• An Act that will allow Arkansas to be a state
with laws more uniform with the majority of other states, and to focus on the
re-integration of offenders who have demonstrated successful rehabilitation
An Act that specifies the following:
• To consider parole
for persons sentenced to life imprisonment, after serving 20/25 years of
• To allow the Parole Board to consider
parole/release dates for persons sentenced under the 70%, 100% rule after
serving 15/20 years of his/her sentence.
• To review persons
serving life without parole for a possible release date after serving 25/30
years of his/her sentence.
Proposed Draft Excerpt