Compassionate release.

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Compassionate release. Allows certain convicted persons that have a chronic medical condition or are terminally ill or gravely disabled to file a petition for sentence modification, without the consent of the prosecuting attorney. Defines "chronic medical condition" and "terminally ill or gravely disabled" for purposes of filing a petition for sentence modification. Specifies that a court may not, without the consent of the prosecuting attorney, reduce or suspend a convicted person's sentence: (1) that was not authorized by a plea agreement; or (2) that is below the sentence that the court was authorized to impose at the time of sentencing. Provides certain criteria that the court must consider when ruling on a petition for sentence modification. Allows the court to grant or deny a petitioner's request for sentence modification, summarily dismiss the petition, or hold a hearing.


Authored by Senator Pol

Fiscal Outlook

Title Description Date View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-12 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-01-16SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law
2024-01-16SenateAuthored by Senator Pol