Delaware Politics

Del. Senate Passes Sentencing Reform

Delaware’s State Senate has passed a bill allowing judges to decide if those convicted of multiple sentences can serve them concurrently or consecutively.

Delaware’s State Senate has passed a bill allowing judges to decide if those convicted of multiple sentences can serve them concurrently or consecutively.

Right now, Delaware is the only state that requires sentences be serves consecutively.  Governor Jack Markell proposed the law to help ease overcrowding in the state’s prisons.

The bill limits the changes of sentences to convictions not including murder, first-degree assault, carjacking, robbery, burglary, home invasion and rape.

The bill goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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Dennis Foley

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