Mr. Tom Byrnes, representing the Eighteenth Judicial District District Attorney's Office, testified in opposition to the bill. He objected to lowering the term of parole for class 2 felonies, and explained his reasons for doing so. Mr. Byrnes responded to questions regarding the expectations of victims with regard to parole, and the recidivism rate for class 2 felony offenders as compared to other levels of offense. Discussion ensued on this point. Discussion followed regarding the correlation between the level of offense and recidivism, as compared to the level of risk of reoffending.