Wednesday, June 11, 2014

House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on Ruling of Supreme Judicial Court Regarding Parole Supervision for Sex Offenders

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court pertaining to community parole supervision for life for sex offenders:

“With today’s ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court has found the current structure of community parole supervision for life for sex offenders to be unconstitutional. While holding the current method to be unconstitutional, the Court left the door open for a legislative solution. 

The decision presents a real public safety concern that needs to be addressed through swift and decisive action by the Legislature. It is my intention to file legislation to effectively carry-out the purpose of the original statute within the framework of the Constitution.”