Email (excerpted), Catherine Frazier, then-deputy press secretary, Office of Gov. Rick Perry, July 7, 2011

The governor signed House Bill 3 which creates a new punishment of life without parole for certain sex offenders.  If an offender has a prior conviction for the offense of aggravated sexual assault, and is found guilty of a new offense of aggravated sexual assault, the punishment is life without parole.

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