Location: RM 271
Second Look Sentencing
SENTENCING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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01:01 PM -- Second Look Sentencing
The committee returned to order. Via video conference, Mr. Craig DeRoche, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy, Prison Fellowship, briefed the committee on the fellowship and its mission, as well as the concept of "second chance" or "second look." He explained the potential benefits of second look, and discussed some factors that should be considered when contemplating second-look legislation. Mr. DeRoche also discussed the programming that takes place in association with Prison Fellowship.
Mr. DeRoche continued to discuss the merits of second-chance and second-look initiatives. Mr. DeRoche responded to questions regarding which body engages in the reconsideration of a criminal sentence under second-look legislation, and how best to advocate for second-look legislation.
Mr. DeRoche responded to questions regarding the balance between reducing recidivism and protecting public safety, and the work of Prison Fellowship in Colorado's prisons.