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California DA Seeking to Change Parole Laws

There is an old saying in the law that bad facts make bad law and there is an effort underway to make sure this is true. Vern Pierson, who is District Attorney for El Dorado County, is working with State Sen. Ted Gaines, a Republican, to change the existing law regarding whether the original crime should play a part in parole considerations. A new bill on this issue is said to be ready to present in the next week. Pierson is using the case of Phillip Garrido to justify the more ยป