By PE Politics
on September 1, 2010 7:09 AM

For much of Monday evening, Inland Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter was a “yes” vote for legislation that would give a chance of parole to prison inmates who were younger than 18 when they committed crimes for which they were later sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

But after the contentious bill came up short following a lengthy floor vote, Carter asked Assembly clerks to switch her vote from “yes” to “not voting.” The final, official tally was 33-38.

“It’s a bill that could do as much harm as it could do good,” said Carter, D-Rialto.

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