FFUP developed the proposed changes based on input from people serving under the old law. These rules changes will close loopholes, remove made up standards, and replace vague subjective language that the parole commission routinely uses to deny people release. You can read the full petition here.
Unfortunately, Tate has been overly cautious. The commission continues to deny people release based on unfair criteria, such as awaiting programs or security level transfers, factors which the Department of Corrections (DOC) controls. As a result, aging people continue to be denied parole and to serve much longer than their original sentencing judges' intended.
At the same time, certain views expressed by Senator Wanggaard were very disappointing to hear from someone in his position. For example, he said that people on community supervision “have no rights”, which is both factually untrue and morally repugnant. People on community supervision have restrictions placed on their rights, but some rights are still protected. Moreover, the restrictions that do exist are a serious problem.