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AG Kilmartin Comment on Jason Foreman Act

With Governor Chafee signing his "Time Off for Good Behavior Legislation," Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin thanked the victims and families for their continued efforts to bring attention to the need to amend the law to prohibit those who commit the most egregious crimes from earning time off solely for behaving well while incarcerated

"I greatly admire the strength of the victims and families who came forward to share their stories of grief and tragedy in this fight to keep this issue at the forefront of the Legislature's agenda. Over the past year, I have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know several of those family members. While each of their stories is unique, they share a common bond: a commitment to turn their own tragedy into an opportunity to prevent others from being victimized again by early release of their perpetrators," said Attorney General Kilmartin.

Kilmartin also thanked the Governor, whom he spoke with this morning, and the sponsors of the legislation. "I appreciate the willingness and support of Governor Chafee, Senator Sosnowski and Representative Tanzi for recognizing the importance of this Act and working together to ensure that our most violent criminals are kept behind bars and off of our streets."

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Department or agency: Department of the Attorney General

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/

Release date: 06-06-2012

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