Senate Bill (SB) 261 Effective January 1, 2016, SB 261 extends the unique youth offender parole process created in SB 260 (above) to inmates who committed crimes between the ages of 14-22, but were tried as adults. Thus, for an inmate to be eligible for an SB 261 youth parole hearing, he/she must be under the age of 23 when he/she committed the crime, given a “to life” or determinate sentence. Eligibility for SB 261 also depends on the crime(s) committed. There are over 10,000 California prisoners eligible for a parole hearing under this Bill.
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