One thing about life sentences (my ex wife worked in the lifers section for a while) is that if you get out you are on licence not parole. The authorities can sling you back in prison without a trial even if you haven't done anything. So if matey does get let out on licence all he would have to do is associate with the wrong people and he will be grabbed and back in nick PDQ.
Just think for a moment chaps, he still has a life sentence, all that has changed is that he can now apply and I repeat apply for parole after 30 years, there is absolutely nothing to say he will be released then, he may never be released and could well die in prison.
As for electing judges and police chiefs, if we do that stand by for heaps more miscarriages of justice.
He could also get royally buggered in prison and to be honest that would not bother me. What is getting my anger up is that they can reduce a sentance that was imposed after due process. Its absolute crap to say he may never get probation after all now he knows he can challenge a decision he doesnt agree with, whats to stop him keep doing it, all paid for by LEGAL AID