Life without Parole

An Act repealing mandatory life without parole - HD2124 - SD1065

  • Ends mandatory minimum sentencing that forces life without parole for certain crimes

  • Reduces the incarcerated population, freeing up funding that is desperately needed for essential public services like hospitals and schools

  • Is the first step to reorienting our criminal justice system away from punishment and toward rehabilitation

the decision makers

Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

James Eldridgered x
James Eldridge (D)
Acton

chair

Eric Lesserred x
Eric Lesser (D)
Longmeadow

chair

Sonia Chang-Diazred x
Sonia Chang-Diaz (D)
Boston
Cynthia Creemgreen check
Cynthia Creem (D)
Newton
John Velisred x
John Velis (D)
Westfield
Patrick O'Connorred x
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Michael Dayred x
Michael Day (D)
Stoneham

chair

Chynah Tylergreen check
Chynah Tyler (D)
Boston

chair

Christopher Hendricksred x
Christopher Hendricks (D)
New Bedford
Susannah Whippsred x
Susannah Whipps (I)
Athol
Colleen Garryred x
Colleen Garry (D)
Dracut
Jon Santiagored x
Jon Santiago (D)
Boston
Brandy Fluker-Oakleyred x
Brandy Fluker-Oakley (D)
Adam Scanlonred x
Adam Scanlon (D)
Jay Livingstonered x
Jay Livingstone (D)
Boston
Sheila Harringtonred x
Sheila Harrington (R)
Groton
Alyson Sullivanred x
Alyson Sullivan (R)
Abington

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2021

Feb 2020

Sent to study, no record of the vote

2020

Jan 2019

Sent to the Judiciary Committee

2019