Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Among the appointments is Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils.
The Louisiana Sentencing Commission assists the judiciary and the legislature in formulating such policy. The Commission shall conduct an annual review of the State’s Sentencing structure based upon existing criminal law and law relative to criminal procedure.
The WPJ reached out to Nevils and he had this to say about his appointment by the governor. “I am excited to get to serve on the Louisiana Sentencing Commission. Truth-in-sentencing is one of the most important issues facing Louisiana’s criminal justice system. It is crucial that victims know exactly how long the person that harmed them will stay in prison. With the new, more lenient, sentencing laws, along with “good time” and other avenues for early release, even veteran prosecutors, judges and even the Louisiana Department of Corrections are unable to determine an exact sentence. I will do everything I can as I volunteer on this board to address this issue.”
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