Yesterday the Public Safety Committee had a hearing for Cassie’s Law. This bill aims to help people who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), limiting their judgement.
Representative Munson is the chief author on the bill, and he has worked closely with Tim Barry, the father of Cassondra Barry, to develop this bill. Cassondra suffered from a stroke that left her with no use of her frontal lobe and she has been in and out of prison ever since.
This bill directs judges to order a neuropsychological evaluation prior to sentencing when a defendant has a prior history of a TBI. If the evaluation reveals a lack of impulse control due to a TBI, then sentences could be adjusted to seek effective treatment.
Listen to Rep. Munson discuss this bill HERE.