John Fetterman: My Top Priority is Ending Life in Prison Without Parole for Convicted Criminals

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), moving against Dr. Mehmet Oz for the state’s unfastened United States Senate seat, has said that his apical precedence is ending beingness successful situation without the anticipation of parole for convicted criminals.

During an interrogation with Jason Flom connected the Righteous Convictions podcast successful November 2021, Fetterman named ending beingness without parole for convicted criminals arsenic his precedence supra each different issues facing Pennsylvanians.

The interrogation went arsenic follows:

FLOM: If you had a magic wand and you could question it and hole 1 thing, what would it be? [Emphasis added]

FETTERMAN: Life without parole successful Pennsylvania. We could prevention billions successful gross successful agelong term, we could prevention thousands of lives, and not marque anyone little safe. And also, [it] expunges galore imperishable records of radical that person been surviving their champion lives and person been paying good beyond erstwhile they should person for a complaint that they caught 10, 15, 20 years ago. [Emphasis added]

The remarks travel arsenic Fetterman’s jailbreak initiatives person travel to airy arsenic helium faces Oz successful the state’s highly contested Senate race.

Fetterman, arsenic Breitbart News reported, has overseen the merchandise of 13 convicted murderers portion heading the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Likewise, 1 of Fetterman’s appointees to the committee sought to end mandatory beingness without parole sentences for archetypal and second-degree murderers.

In 2021, Fetterman advocated for eliminating the state’s mandatory beingness without parole condemnation for suspects convicted of second-degree murder.

“It is not justness for astir of these radical to beryllium serving the aforesaid condemnation arsenic the Tree of Life shooter who murdered 11 radical successful their synagogue,” Fetterman said of ending mandatory beingness without parole sentences. “It doesn’t marque consciousness and it doesn’t marque america immoderate safer, and it isn’t what justness would inquire of us.”

In 2019, Fetterman successfully lobbied the Board of Pardons to destruct exertion fees for convicts seeking pardons. Also that year, Fetterman hired 2 erstwhile inmates convicted of execution who had their life sentences commuted by Gov. Tom Wolf (D).

John Binder is simply a newsman for Breitbart News. Email him astatine [email protected] Follow him connected Twitter here

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