Jessica Glendening http://kmuw.org en Lawmakers Recommend Fix For KS Hard 50 Law http://kmuw.org/post/lawmakers-recommend-fix-ks-hard-50-law <p>A legislative committee is recommending a bill to amend the state's so-called Hard 50 sentencing law.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The changes would allow juries to decide if convicted murderers deserve 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the old system, judges would decide if a crime warranted the harsher sentence of 50 years without parole. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently said judges can't make those decisions.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:39:33 +0000 Stephen Koranda 22519 at http://kmuw.org