Republic Reporter Discusses Investigative Series About Parole In Arizona

Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:38pm
Updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:47pm
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Since 1994, just about half of the convicted murderers in Arizona who weren’t either sentenced to natural life in prison or death were given sentences of life in prison with a chance of parole.

That chance would come after 25 or 35 years, depending upon whether the victim was an adult or a child.

The big problem with that sentence? It hasn’t existed in Arizona law since a change that took effect on Jan. 1, 1994.

Michael Kiefer has written an investigative piece about parole for and The Arizona Republic.

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