Governor's Anti-Murder Bill Advances In Legislature
A Senate committee approved the measure today that would send more probation violators back to jail. The measure would apply to violators who had previously committed crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping to child pornography.
Offenders who have committed these crimes and violated their probation, except for technical reasons such as failure to paycourt costs, would be immediately jailed. They would remain in custody until a hearing determined whether or not the offender was a danger to the community.
A judge would then have to make a written finding, and either continue the probation or sentence the offender to prison.
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