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‘Second Look’ bill would allow incarcerated to petition for resentencing

Several people pardoned for past crimes recently advocated in favor of legislation known as the “Second Look” bill.

Senate Bill 378, introduced by Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), would allow the incarcerated an opportunity to petition the court for resentencing under certain qualifications. Del. Carrie E. Coyner (R-Chesterfield) proposed the companion bill. Neither lawmaker responded to requests for an interview.

As proposed in the legislation, individuals who committed a crime at age 25 or younger and have served for 10 years could petition the court for a modified sentence. A person over the age of 26 at the time of the crime could petition the court if 15 years of the sentence was served. The incarcerated would need a record of good behavior to qualify. There would be a 90-day process to get back in front of a sentencing judge. The commonwealth and victims would be notified.The legislation is similar to a 2019 policy in Washington. The D.C law allows for people who were incar...

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