Chance At Parole For Young Offenders Dies

Mar 1, 2021

South Dakota Senator Art Rusch
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Lifers who committed their crimes before they were 25 years old will not have a chance at parole when they turn 50.

Senate Bill 146 has been killed in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill offered a second chance to young offenders serving life sentences.

But opponents say "life means life" in South Dakota.

Victoria Wicks reports for SDPB.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles McGuigan
Credit SD Attorney General