State of California Department of Justice
Statement of Purpose and Intent
The expressed purpose of Marsy’s Law is to:
- Provide victims with rights to justice and due process.
- Eliminate parole hearings in which there is no likelihood a murderer will be paroled, and to provide that a convicted murderer can receive a parole hearing no more frequently than every three years, and can be denied a follow-up parole hearing for as long as 15 years.