Senator Brandes is sponsoring SB 560, the objective of which is “Renaming the Criminal Punishment Code as the Public Safety Code; revising the primary purpose of sentencing under the Public Safety Code from punishing an offender to public safety”

This sounds like a great concept. Criminal Justice shouldn’t be about public safety! But will this bill, if passed, take into account the new “primary purpose” of criminal justice laws as being public safety? Let’s hope so!

Since this bill covers the criminal statutes including the registration statutes and the primary purpose of the statute is ‘Public Safety’ it would certainly make sense that the registration laws have a demonstrable impact on public safety, right?

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