California elected officials have put forward legislation that would grant murderers in prison for life without parole the power to request a re-sentencing. In effect, these killers could request lower sentencing.
California Senate Bill 94 is currently on the floor for a full vote by the California Assembly. Should this bill be passed, judicial review can be used to reduce sentences for several felons accused of serious crimes, which includes murder, if the offense took place before June 5, 1990, and they’ve finished at least 25 years of their sentence.
Individuals convicted of a first-degree murder of a police officer would be eligible for re-sentencing, while individuals who were eligible would now have the chance to appear before a parole board, which could still deny their release.