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    Report Document No. 2

    Document Title
    Report of the Legislative Subcommittee Assisting the Commission Studying Sentencing and Parole Reform (Draft)

    Legislative Subcommittee

    Enabling Authority
    HJR 249 (Regular Session, 1994)

    Executive Summary
    The subcommittee was established in June 1994 to assist the legislative Commission Studying Sentencing and Parole Reform, which was continued from 1993 pursuant to House Joint Resolution 249 (1994). The Subcommittee met five times, considering such issues as legislative intent and goals in sentencing, sentencing guideline systems, correctional "good time" policies, parole policies, crime victim issues, average time served in Virginia prisons for specific offenses, and the prison bed space requirements of potential reforms. During the period, we met with officials of the Departments of Corrections and Criminal Justice Services, representatives of the Parole Board and the Office of the Attorney General, and the Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. We also received briefings on proposals being considered by the Governor's Commission on Parole Abolition and Sentencing Reform.