HB 1789 - DIGEST

Creates the community review board within the office of the governor to review incarcerated offenders for possible early release after twenty years of confinement.

Authorizes an offender, convicted of and incarcerated for one or more crimes, to petition the community review board for early release after serving at least twenty years of total confinement.

Requires the governor to review each decision of the community review board to approve or deny a petition for release.

Requires the sentencing guidelines commission to contract for the services of an external consultant to evaluate the state's sentencing laws and practices.