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CO: Senate committee turns down bill to change indefinite sentencing for sex offenders

The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday voted down a bill that would change the state’s laws on indefinite sentencing for sex offenders. The measure, Senate Bill 17, would allow judges to determine on a case-by-case basis whether to sentence sex offenders to “indeterminate sentences,” which in some cases means a life sentence. Full Article

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  1. Dustin

    Funny how the AG complains that judges don’t have enough information to make a reasonable discretionary sentencing opinion. Does that apply when the DAs recommend the maximum sentence they typically recommend (and court usually grants)? Guessing not, considering she also worries that a judge might give a lighter sentence in some cases (God forbid).

  2. TS

    What is just as interesting is there are some legislative personnel who don’t mind judges thinking on their own (with some that do mind those who think on their own), but also seem to mind when it comes to DAs who have latitude also (just as much as judges do) to consider everything involved instead of going for the jugular of worst case overall (perhaps to make political names for themselves). Again, legislating strictness from the capitol building instead of letting justice do as it should do.

    This is also the same AG that is fighting Judge Matsch’s ruling in the Tenth Circuit and is now running for Gov of CO.

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