SB 5819-S - DIGEST

Transfers the indeterminate sentence review board within the department of corrections to the office of the governor and renames it as the post-conviction review board (the board).

Authorizes the board to hear petitions and make determinations regarding the early release of persons who have served: At least fifteen consecutive years of total confinement; at least twenty consecutive years of total confinement if convicted of murder 1, or one-half of the person's sentence of total confinement if the person is over age sixty.

Allows a person convicted prior to turning age eighteen to petition for release after serving 15 years in total confinement.

Adds members to the board and requires members to meet minimum qualifications.