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Apr 10, 2013 4:21 PM by Ian Auzenne

Legislator Proposes No Visitation for First-Degree Murder Convicts

An Acadiana legislator has drafted a bill that would prevent first-degree murder convicts serving life sentences without parole from receiving visitation from relatives. Senate Bill 108, written by Senator Jonathan Perry of Abbeville, provides exceptions for visits by legal, medical, and religious personnel. The bill's text says the law is needed provide "maximum protection" to the general public, prisons, and other inmates.

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