Senator Brian Jones introduces invoice to ban violent intercourse offenders from getting out of jail early –
SANTEE (KUSI) – Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) introduced Senate Draft 445, a measure to prevent violent sex offenders from being released prematurely from prison.
Senator Jones came to Good Evening San Diego to discuss his bill.
“Sexual violence victims and victims’ families shouldn’t have to wonder whether their attacker will suddenly be released from prison long before they finish their sentence,” said Senator Jones. “Right now the law is being rigged, forcing the Board of Parole Hearings to justify why the violent sex offender should not be released early from prison. That is backwards and wrong. Law-abiding Californians, not violent criminals, should be protected by law. “
With the bill of law 3234 (Ting – 2020) from last year the age threshold for the probation of older people was lowered from 60 to 50 years. A loophole in this bill allows violent sex offenders to receive parole for the elderly after only 20 years in prison. Despite the significant social and tax implications of the law, AB 3234 was not heard on a single Senate committee.
Jones’ SB 445 would remove the loophole that automatically allows violent sex offenders who reach their 50th birthday in prison to be considered for early release.
SB 445 is awaiting assignment to a Senate Policy Committee for hearing.