A member of the Adult Parole Board is speaking out against a bill that would allow inmates to reduce minimum sentences by completing classes while in jail, according to the Union Leader.
House Bill 1654 was approved by a House committee earlier this month, and is scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday.
The bill offers prisoners who complete training and degrees while in jail the chance to have their sentences reduced. But Donna Sytek of Salem, a member of the Adult Parole Board and a former House Speaker, told the Union Leader the bill poses a threat to a cornerstone of the state's commitment to crime victims, truth-in-sentencing.
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