Sentencing to Life Imprisonment Without Parole
R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-19.2-5
§ 12-19.2-5. Review of life sentence without parole.
The defendant shall have the right to appeal a sentence of life imprisonment without parole to the supreme court of the state in accordance with the applicable rules of court. In considering an appeal of a sentence, the court, after review of the transcript of the proceedings below, may, in its discretion, ratify the imposition of the sentence of life imprisonment without parole or may reduce the sentence to life imprisonment.
History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 221, § 2; P.L. 1984, ch. 362, § 2.