A Parole Risk Assessment Admissible in Resentencing?

The prosecution may oppose a Petition for Resentencing under Penal Code § 1172.6 (SB 1437, formerly Penal Code § 1170.95) by introducing a comprehensive risk assessment report introduced at defendant’s parole hearing, wherein defendant admitted to being the actual killer. The court said introducing this was allowed because its use did not increase defendant’s punishment so the Sixth Amendment confrontation right was not implicated. To read more about this First Appellate District opinion, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/a-parole-risk-assessment-admissible-in-resentencing.html

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