Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Law Would Provide Notification of Parole to Families and Victims

Senate Bill 160, also called "Roberta's Law," would notify victims and families of when an offender will be paroled.  It is named after Roberta Francis, who was raped and murdered in 1974 by Paul Saultz.  When he was paroled in 2005, Roberta's family was not informed.  (Saultz is now back in prison after molesting someone else.) 

The bill passed the Senate unanimously and is awaiting a vote in the House of Representatives.

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