House Bill 686 Prior To The House Passing

Rep. Joe Moody thank you for your unwavering commitment to the Second Look Bill. April 10, 2021: In a pivotal moment captured from the house floor, Representative Joe Moody delivers a compelling address on House Bill 686, also known as the Second Look Bill, just moments before its passage. This footage showcases Rep. Moody’s passionate […]

Second Look Bill in 89th Legislative Session

Rep. Brad Buckley(R) to champion Second Look Bill in 89th legislative session. Representative Brad Buckley (R) steps up as a key advocate for the Second Look Bill in the upcoming 89th legislative session. This significant piece of legislation aims to reevaluate and potentially reform sentencing laws, providing a ‘second look’ for individuals serving long-term sentences. […]

Is society prepared for them?

Details of their crimes faded from the public’s eye long ago, the perpetrators locked away and forgotten. They were young then — 15-, 16-, 17-years-old — but not too young to receive a lengthy sentence during the “tough on crime” era of the 1990s. Now as these offenders approach middle age, some face the possibility […]

Texans Convicted of Crimes in their Youth Deserve a Second Look

Larry Robinson is no stranger to the battlefield, having served five combat tours in his 24 years as a sergeant in the U.S Army. But now he is fighting for a much more personal cause—a chance at redemption for his son, Jason. While Robinson was deployed to Iraq in 1994, his son, 16 at the time, […]

Texas Second Look Bill vetoed despite bipartisan support

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed the so-called Second Look Bill, a chance for some who committed crimes as teenagers, but were tried as adults, to be considered for parole sooner. The bill, which would have given some youth offenders convicted of certain capital or first-degree felony crimes a second look […]

No parole for Flint man serving life for 1993 hate crime

Texas officials have denied parole for the only defendant to receive a life sentence in a 1993 hate crime that ended in the death of a Tyler man who was gay. David McMillan, formerly of Flint, became eligible for parole in December after serving 30 years for kidnapping Nicholas West and robbing him of his […]