In today's two-hour hearing, the Senate Judiciary C Committee heard from over a dozen people in support of a bill to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision. The bill proposes to create parole eligibility at 30 years for boys and girls convicted of murder in Louisiana. Watch the full hearing here.
And then Norris Henderson of VOTE testified in opposition:
Be sure to watch at the 13:30 mark, when Norris weighs in on the very important topic of crime survivors.
Read VOTE's written testimony here.
Amendments are expected to be proposed on the floor of the Senate.
Contact your state senator now, and call for a meaningful opportunity for release.