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tunicacp
01-14-2004, 11:13 PM
Does Anyone Know What Month The Emergency Powers Act Comes Into Effect This Year?

Bethie_Boo
01-15-2004, 02:24 AM
What is that?!?

tunicacp
01-15-2004, 02:48 AM
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB720.pdf THe emergency powers act is a act to help the over crowding of the prisons.

Jacody
01-15-2004, 08:23 AM
March is the next one. Then they go every three months.

love-austin
05-17-2004, 10:00 AM
How do you know if your loved one is elegible for the emergency powers act?

aj1978
05-17-2004, 04:58 PM
love-austin, this is what the emergency powers act said about who is elegible for it: "When the board declares a prison overcrowding state of emergency due to exceeding ninety-eight percent (98%) of the rated capacity and notifies the Director of the Department of Correction of the emergency as authorized, the director shall certify to the board a list of those inmates who are Class I and Class II, and the director shall indicate which inmates he recommends. The listed inmates shall be those who, if authorized, would have their parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or minimum release dates moved up to a point where they would immediately be eligible for parole, transfer, or discharge."

I hope that helps

love-austin
05-17-2004, 06:14 PM
Aj1978, thanks for the advice. My husband is at class 1, so hopefully he will qualify for that. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed!

aj1978
05-17-2004, 06:45 PM
Your welcome Love-austin

Jade01
05-17-2004, 07:38 PM
How close to their p.e./t.e. date do they have to be to be eligible? I thought it was 3 months, but my fiance has told me that now it's up to a year.

aj1978
05-17-2004, 08:31 PM
I'm not sure how close to their p.e./t.e. date they have to be, I didn't see anything about that mentioned on the page that I got my information from, you can go to http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB720.pdf and read it if you want, I might have missed it. All it said was they have to be a class I or II to be eligible for it. My brother also said that your date had to be within a year away.

love-austin
05-17-2004, 09:14 PM
I spoke to my husband about this and he said it is 1 year also, but it goes into effect every 3 months.:thumbsup:

Jade01
05-17-2004, 10:20 PM
Yeah, I went and read the above link that tunica posted, and it does say a year. Thanks!

Jacody
05-18-2004, 12:06 PM
They have to be at least 90 days from their PE date. The addendum to the Act they added last year allows anyone within 1 year of their PE date to be released if the first group of release's (3 mo) wasn't enough to uncrowd the system.

love-austin
05-18-2004, 01:03 PM
Jacody, are there any good benefits of being on work release? Does your man get to go home on weekends?