View Full Version : Good news! 85% to 65% - has anyone heard?


shadows girl
01-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...

patchouli
01-12-2010, 07:30 PM
That would be great news! But, I'm like you...I'd want to see it in black & white. Have you checked in the California forum? It may be state specific.

blessed2bme
01-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Well my man is in California 2. And yeah there is something going around. I know a girl said her man was saposed get out in 2015 but his sentence was reduced and he comes home next year 2011. I also heard that they just passed this bill it's new. I won't believe it until I see it. My man doesnt want to get his hopes up. check in tha Cali forum. more info 4 u there.

Madhatter
01-12-2010, 10:38 PM
Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...

Believe me - we would all like for this to be true. BUT, for it to be true the Legislature would have to pass legislature and they are refusing to reduce sentences. There are a lot of people on PTO who scour everything there is to be found on this - and when it is confirmed - it WILL be posted here on PTO.

2sleepy
01-12-2010, 10:53 PM
I am not sure if some of the CDCR staff are just misinformed or if they delight in playing games with inmates, but there is nothing either in the SB 18 or the plan the feds approved about reducing 85% to 65%.

PTO-79211
01-12-2010, 11:46 PM
My husband has also heard the same thing. Not only from the Mac Reps...but the Captain on the yard and as much as I really want to believe it (because that will put my husband home already) I just wont until I see hard proof.
It is just like others have stated...if ANYTHING like that was to happen...there would threads going up all over the place. We have some very resourceful members that always keep us informed on the latest :thumbsup:

Yvonne&Hipolito
01-13-2010, 12:33 AM
Wow, I'm so hopeful for this to be true too! I have heard so much about it that I just can't believe it either until they tell my Hubby it's true by giving him a different out date. That would be so crazy though because that would mean he would be coming home like, NOW! Ugh just the thought of it gets me ansy!

sylvtinker04
01-13-2010, 01:10 AM
[quote=shadows girl;5164849]Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mention that

hi shadows girl i heard that to. my boyfrieds mom looked into it and she found it somewhere ill the the website and send it to you. my boyfriend jis is in cali to. where is your husband at

sylvtinker04
01-13-2010, 01:14 AM
i am just like u girls hoping that this is true my hunny was sentenced to 29 months and he barely on his 2nd month. he just got moved to wasco at the end of december. does anyone know if there allowed to have visits in recption

sidewalker
01-13-2010, 08:42 AM
a quick google search did not find anything relevant.
as others have said, I'll beleive it when I see it.

shadows girl
01-13-2010, 08:49 AM
[quote=shadows girl;5164849]Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mention that

hi shadows girl i heard that to. my boyfrieds mom looked into it and she found it somewhere ill the the website and send it to you. my boyfriend jis is in cali to. where is your husband at

He is at Calipatria

shadows girl
01-13-2010, 08:51 AM
Thanx! I figured that this would be the place to find out... Long sigh... I'll keep looking though!

ALWAYS HERE 4 M
01-13-2010, 09:38 AM
i am just like u girls hoping that this is true my hunny was sentenced to 29 months and he barely on his 2nd month. he just got moved to wasco at the end of december. does anyone know if there allowed to have visits in recption

Yes you can vist in reception but you have to be an approved visitor. Make sure he sends you a signed visiting form if he hasn't already. Good luck! :)

LOVINGBREED
01-13-2010, 04:27 PM
i am just like u girls hoping that this is true my hunny was sentenced to 29 months and he barely on his 2nd month. He just got moved to wasco at the end of december. Does anyone know if there allowed to have visits in recption yes they are allowed visits behind glass you have to make an appointment first PLUS YOU HAVE TO BE APPROVED FIRST GOOD LUCK

PaperRoses
01-13-2010, 05:43 PM
http://www.sacbee.com/budget/story/2457744.html

timdan121
01-13-2010, 07:13 PM
that would be really cool, that would be a dream come true, i wish my hubby was home already i miss him so much.

justaguy2
01-14-2010, 06:00 AM
rumours like this have been floating around since the 80's when it was supposed to go from half time to third time, don't believe it till it's law.

1proudwifey
01-15-2010, 04:13 PM
Just came out of an IFC meeting this morning where we asked for clarification on the 85%~65% topic
and per the Warden, the ONLY inmates eligible for reduction under the SB 18 x3...are inmates who are eligible for 1/2 time, and it will pertain to time served when arriving at county jail when arrested and the time at county after being sentenced to state prison while waiting to arrive at state prison.
Also as far as credit earning/vocational/educational programs...the inmates eligible for prorated credits are inmates at fire camps working in the "fireman" positions.
They specifically said any inmate doing 80% or 85%, are NOT eligible for any reduction in sentence under SB 18 x3.

We also asked if there were any confirmed upcoming reductions under the recent approved inmate overcrowding plan submitted by the state to the Federal judges ..
And we told nothing at this time is confirmed pending the appeal to the supreme court.
So...if any of our guys doing 80 or 85% percent will be affected by changes, it will have to be under Arnold's reduction plan.

2sleepy
01-15-2010, 05:09 PM
I'm glad that the warden clarified some of these issues, it's not fair for people to get their hopes up only to be let down.

They cannot lower time from 85% to 65% without changing the law, the governor cannot just wave a wand and make it happen. It is a cruel hoax for anyone to be spreading rumors that this will happen. If there ever is any legislation introduced that would affect this it will be all over these forums

nitamac
01-15-2010, 06:03 PM
My son just told me the samething that his time was going to be reduced. He currently has to do 85%. I guess this does not affect him :cry:

I*Heart*Harry
01-19-2010, 10:39 AM
my babes doin half time so this is good news for meeee.. or him actually...

GMAC98
01-20-2010, 02:16 AM
Also as far as credit earning/vocational/educational programs...the inmates eligible for prorated credits are inmates at fire camps working in the "fireman" positions.
They specifically said any inmate doing 80% or 85%, are NOT eligible for any reduction in sentence under SB 18 x3.



What about the guys that are in a fire camp serving 80% or 85% will they be eligible for any credits?

jujacka
01-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Is it true inmates with 85% sentences will get 65%?

kima
01-24-2010, 01:38 PM
No!

fountain
01-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Unfortunately, this rumor has been going around for years now. SBX18 does not affect those who are doing 85%. I wish it did affect 85%-ers because my husband has the 15% credit limit, but it doesn't. Any plans from the PLATA and COLEMAN cases have not begun to be implemented and probably will not for a while because of the state's appeal. But as of now, no one who has the 15% credit limit (anyone sentenced under 2933.1) will not be affected by the new legislation.

chanelll
01-24-2010, 05:44 PM
Awww...this is like the only one i'm interested in too since my best friend is a violent offender :(

blessed2bme
01-24-2010, 06:49 PM
Is there a different law being passed besides the SBX18? B/c I was speaking to my fiance a today and he said he goes for his annual on Tuesday. He said he told his counselor that he wanted to be transferred closer to home for his last few years and she said that you might be home sooner she asked him if he was 85%. She was like she can't give too much detail until everything is finalized. he says a lot of sentences are being reduced I don't know. I'm not getting too happy until i know for sure. I'll have to wait until Tuesday..........

His Brown Suga
01-24-2010, 07:24 PM
Is there a different law being passed besides the SBX18? B/c I was speaking to my fiance a today and he said he goes for his annual on Tuesday. He said he told his counselor that he wanted to be transferred closer to home for his last few years and she said that you might be home sooner she asked him if he was 85%. She was like she can't give too much detail until everything is finalized. he says a lot of sentences are being reduced I don't know. I'm not getting too happy until i know for sure. I'll have to wait until Tuesday..........

I totally agree. Im not going to get excited but I would like to know if my love can get home earlier than the three years he has left.

shaneswife1127
01-24-2010, 07:35 PM
my hubby jus got 20 years 8 months at 80%. could it go down to 65%? hes goin to tracy this week. will they tell him there?

One_and_Only
01-25-2010, 12:35 PM
Just wanted to throw my two cents to. My hubby heard from his counselor recently the same thing about SOME 85%ers. But like everyone lets stay postive and keep the faith but not get our hopes up until it actually happens.

crisco
01-28-2010, 12:48 AM
This is the section of the law (http://law.justia.com/california/codes/pen/2930-2935.html)that would need to change

2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 15 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 15-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 15 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative.

It would be rephrased like this
"2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 35 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 35-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 35 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative."

Until that law changes, you will not see your loved one out of the joint. Personally, I go nuke the entire penal code and replace with a state sentencing commission which will dramatically simpfly law.

I believe in the 85 percent law for violent felonies but shorter determinate sentences are the answer to the problem. The sentencing commission would dump all of the enhancements and each crime will be placed in five categories (especially migitated, mitigated, presumptive, aggravated, especially aggravated). Three-strike law is dumped and replaced by a level based system that determines the sentence on what level the offender is on. Indeterminate life is scrapped for longer, determinate sentences. It is more time in prison but the offender will get out when his sentence is completed and not be held in prison for life.

I have not done any real work on it. Do not have the time but at least, that it is framework for reform.

Instead, when is Arnold going to listen to a common citizen to solve this problem. I doubt it.

Boo'sBaby
01-28-2010, 05:42 PM
This is the section of the law (http://law.justia.com/california/codes/pen/2930-2935.html)that would need to change

2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 15 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 15-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 15 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative.

It would be rephrased like this
"2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 35 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 35-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 35 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative."

Until that law changes, you will not see your loved one out of the joint. Personally, I go nuke the entire penal code and replace with a state sentencing commission which will dramatically simpfly law.

I believe in the 85 percent law for violent felonies but shorter determinate sentences are the answer to the problem. The sentencing commission would dump all of the enhancements and each crime will be placed in five categories (especially migitated, mitigated, presumptive, aggravated, especially aggravated). Three-strike law is dumped and replaced by a level based system that determines the sentence on what level the offender is on. Indeterminate life is scrapped for longer, determinate sentences. It is more time in prison but the offender will get out when his sentence is completed and not be held in prison for life.

I have not done any real work on it. Do not have the time but at least, that it is framework for reform.

Instead, when is Arnold going to listen to a common citizen to solve this problem. I doubt it.


Thank you so much for posting this! My husband is doing 85% right now on a doubled sentenced. (He was sentenced to Twice the mid term of his crime) Even though our guys are trying to go to school, take advantage of any program available, and following their program without any trouble, they will not be eligible for early release. It is so frustrating!! It's just another way for the state to make money off of our guys!! I am thankful that he is coming home eventually. I'm just upset. Sorry. I had to vent. :mad:

baby

BJ'sWife0718
06-15-2010, 04:19 PM
What about the guys that are in a fire camp serving 80% or 85% will they be eligible for any credits?

nope. they still have to serve the whole 80 or 85%.

Baby's Girl
06-19-2010, 10:06 PM
Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...

Hello Shadows Girl :) Have you heard anything to confirm the 85% to 65%? My Husband was sentenced this year on February to serve 85% of 2yrs and 8 months. I miss him so much and wish so dearly this is true. He seems to think he will have to do the 85% but now with rumors of them moving California inmates out of state this scares me since I have not yet been approved to visit him. Let me know if you heard anything new. My Husband is at Wasco.

Thank you,
Baby's Girl

13lazyboy
07-13-2010, 11:54 AM
My husband was sentenced to 2 years with 85% and believe me he is serving that exact time. No 65%. This rumor has been going on since our last bid. It would be nice but nope just another rumor. But times are being reduced but it's up to the inmate to make that happen by taking classes and so forth. I believe its like a week off for completing a course. But it's like a once a year thing. But there are many helpful threads on here to help with the understanding on who qualifies for the reductions.

ROBERT'SWIFE
07-16-2010, 01:49 AM
I have heard this many times before and i just got a letter from my husband today and I'll tell you like I keep telling him when I see his name and CDC number with his new release date then I will believe it I don't care if they announce it I don't care if Obama comes to my house and tells me to my face I wanna see it in black and white because ya'll know how cdcr get down

B&Sunshine
07-16-2010, 10:22 PM
My man told me today that he got a paper stating he was eligible for the reduction to 65%. I asked him to mail it to me, because I can't believe it until I see it, either. If I get the letter, I will let you all know what it says.

DaMeS_GiRl88
07-16-2010, 10:29 PM
I know in january they passed some kind of law for an early release for non violent inmates

HopeN
07-17-2010, 08:41 PM
I know in january they passed some kind of law for an early release for non violent inmates


To be eligible they can't have any strikes on their record either.

SeekingJustice
07-24-2010, 10:47 PM
Hi! I was looking for an update on this myself! We heard the same rumor, but nothing had ever been confirmed. Does anyone know where we can check into this?

Seeking Justice




Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...

California_Mom
07-31-2010, 10:16 PM
Can any one let me know if there is a bill that has passed for State prisoners that instead of serving 85% of their time it will be reduced to 65%. I am looking for that bill but unable to find anything on it.

I'm sorry to tell you that there is NO bill about reducing sentences from 85% to 65% for inmates in California prisons. It's a rumor that's been going around for a long time.

johnsoncl
08-01-2010, 12:41 AM
Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

If anyone has information please let me know

Thank you

johnsoncl
08-01-2010, 12:43 AM
Thank you

Tuesday123
08-01-2010, 12:48 AM
I dont know if you are in California, but my love was just told he has to do 80% and he was a previous 2 striker.

I think it all depends on the situation and where you live to be honest




65% is probably a rumor for anyone with a violent felony

Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

If anyone has information please let me know

Thank you

Gryphon
08-01-2010, 01:21 AM
In CA:
No changes regarding CDC percentages. I'm sorry to report that it sounds like yet another rumor based on wishful thinking.
85% is what inmates have to serve if the crime is defined as violent. I've heard of no proposals to increase the conduct credits, and certainly there has been no new legislation related to that.

Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

If anyone has information please let me know

Thank you

johnsoncl
08-02-2010, 02:12 AM
Y

I dont know if you are in California, but my love was just told he has to do 80% and he was a previous 2 striker.

I think it all depends on the situation and where you live to be honest




65% is probably a rumor for anyone with a violent felony

Yes I do live in california and mine was told he has to do 85%. He was jsut asking u know the inmate give false information.

johnsoncl
08-02-2010, 02:13 AM
Thank you, Mine was just told that he needed to do 85%. One of the inmates told him that the bill had passed

Joy Juego
08-05-2010, 08:55 AM
Yeah, we are waiting for it to come like the second coming.

ilovepatrick
08-10-2010, 11:17 AM
My man told me today that he got a paper stating he was eligible for the reduction to 65%. I asked him to mail it to me, because I can't believe it until I see it, either. If I get the letter, I will let you all know what it says.

Did you're man get a chance to mail you that paper stating he was eligible for 65%

webbswife0121
08-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Is 1/2 time being changed? My hubby was sentenced to 3 yrs 50%. He says its changed to 35% but I havnt found anything about it online.

Cubana
08-10-2010, 12:57 PM
Is 1/2 time being changed? My hubby was sentenced to 3 yrs 50%. He says its changed to 35% but I havnt found anything about it online.

no it has not changed. However, if he goes to a fire camp his good credit goes down to 35%

webbswife0121
08-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Thanks cubana...nope no fire camp for him. He got transfered out of state.

DaMeS_GiRl88
09-07-2010, 12:24 AM
My honey dip asked me that last night did I hear about a new sentence reduction 85 percent to 65 percent. Is this a rumor

Tuesday123
09-07-2010, 12:30 AM
Im all over any talk about this because my guy has to do 85%,,,, and from what I know,,,,,,,, its a rumor.


It will be EVERYWHERE when its not. You wont have to look for it.







My honey dip asked me that last night did I hear about a new sentence reduction 85 percent to 65 percent. Is this a rumor

DaMeS_GiRl88
09-07-2010, 12:42 AM
O ok my bf has to do 85 as well but he was asking about 65 talking about the prison overcrowding

tamarajanez
09-16-2010, 01:47 AM
Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...


Hi... I am being told this too but can Not find it on the internet... even though I only started tonight.. for California... please continue researching as I will too.... because for all our sakes.. this better be true <3

Woodys#1Lady
09-21-2010, 05:40 PM
no it has not changed. However, if he goes to a fire camp his good credit goes down to 35%

My fiance was sentenced to 3 years at 1/2 and was arrested July 9th. He has been at Wasco Reception since August 3rd.
If he gets sent to Fire Camp does he then do 35% of the 3 years, 18months or what ? This is all new to me...... :confused:

lola5311
09-21-2010, 06:57 PM
My fiance was sentenced to 3 years at 1/2 and was arrested July 9th. He has been at Wasco Reception since August 3rd.
If he gets sent to Fire Camp does he then do 35% of the 3 years, 18months or what ? This is all new to me...... :confused:


He would do 35% of the 3 years.

Gryphon
09-21-2010, 07:35 PM
He does 35% (65% conduct credits) of whatever sentence remains once he arrives at fire camp, assuming he's otherwise eligible for 50% conduct credits.
If he isn't eligible for 50% conduct credits, firecamp does not improve his conduct credit percentage.
65% conduct credits isn't retroactive, it only begins when firecamp begins.

He would do 35% of the 3 years.

mommyjill5
10-03-2010, 01:30 PM
I am trying to find out information on any new california laws regarding inmates serving 85% sentences. I heard that they might possibly reduce it to 65% sentences? Is this true? Also, are there any programs for violent offenders to earn credits?

DaMeS_GiRl88
10-03-2010, 01:36 PM
Its been rumors of 65 percent for a long time. As far as I know inmates are still serving 85 percent

mommyjill5
10-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Ya i thought so but heard this year they were going to make some changes. Hopefully they do soon! If you hear anything new please let me know. I am still looking for programs or classes to help "violent offenders" earn credits....

Shari
10-03-2010, 02:47 PM
As of right now there is nothing that will earn 80 and 85% guys from earning any extra credits. All the new rules that went into effect this year only deal with the guys earning 50%.

mommyjill5
10-03-2010, 05:36 PM
thank you.

light at end
10-03-2010, 05:41 PM
If the 85% is reduced to 65% it will be all over the news.

Ya i thought so but heard this year they were going to make some changes. Hopefully they do soon! If you hear anything new please let me know. I am still looking for programs or classes to help "violent offenders" earn credits....

2sleepy
10-04-2010, 11:20 AM
With the fuss the victim's rights groups and police/prison guard unions made in the press over a 6 week early kick for program completion, I honestly can't even imagine a legislator pushing for a reduction from 85%-65%, they are too worried about being labeled 'soft on crime'

Shari
10-04-2010, 01:53 PM
I was at a G2G here in NY and was telling the gals there how things here were done and about the 50%, 80% and 85% and they all said that they would be so happy with the 80 or 85% cause here in NY you have to go before a parole board to get out and most of the time they do not grant the parole until they are almost all done with the sentence. I kind of laughed to myself cause I know how much everyone in CA would love the 85% to be reduced to 65%, and here I was with a group of woman wishing their guys would have to serve only 85% of their sentence. I guess it is the way you look at it. They want want someone else has, ane we want better.

kima
10-04-2010, 08:26 PM
Yeah, but I betcha they're sentences aren't nearly as long, either. Especially the guys doing 80% on a 2nd strike...

paulswife6913
10-05-2010, 12:38 AM
Need help in locating information on prison time reduced from 85% to 65%???
Is this true or just a rumor!:angry:


It is very true. My hisband is a 50% but only has to do 35% as long as he is a non violent offender but I know that people with 85% are being reduced to 65% they dont have the room to keep them the whole time.

DaMeS_GiRl88
10-05-2010, 12:52 AM
It is very true. My hisband is a 50% but only has to do 35% as long as he is a non violent offender but I know that people with 85% are being reduced to 65% they dont have the room to keep them the whole time.

I wish my man time was getting reduced from 85 to 65 but I think they only do 35 if they go to fire camp if serving 50 I'm not for sure but somebody correct if I'm wrong

avamarie
10-05-2010, 08:24 AM
I think these rumors are related to the Federal Gov mandate that Arnold release 40,000 prisoners over the next 2 years. If that goes through they may have to decrease some 85% terms. Arnold has objected this mandate and the Supreme Court will rule mid month or early Nov if it is overturned or withheld. Just my opinion on this rumor.

mommyjill5
10-05-2010, 08:28 AM
Dang it looks like we are all in the same boat! My mans about to be moved to Tracy and then somewhere after that. We have a 5 month old baby that he's never seen so him getting out early would be great! But so far i haven't found enough info online to get my hopes too high. All we can do is sit back and wait for our babys and pray that something gives and we hear some good news. Good luck everyone!

blessed2bme
10-05-2010, 06:38 PM
I live in New York and No the sentences aren't long.. I know a guy who cut someone's throat in 2004 he sentenced to 6 years flat.. and he came home a year and a half ago with 5 years supervision. So no, the sentences aren't that long. I think some of the crimes probably wouldn't have seen jail time.

crisco
10-05-2010, 11:21 PM
A recent search of Sacramento Bee has not disclose any major change (http://tinyurl.com/2dqdufe) to the law. If a good time law was passed, John and Ken would be discuss it and John would exploding on this issue.

I get a podcast of rss of these guys and so I know what goes on the show on a daily basis.

There is no progressive talk show radio host that can challenge the John and Ken Machine, Mike Gallagher, and Mark Levin.

If LA had a very progressive talk show host, John and Ken would not get away with their misinformation on this issue. John and Ken are entertaining to listen, but sometimes get me mad when they talk about the California prison crises, state workers, or climate change.

I listen to KPFK and that is fresh air over John and Ken.

John'sBaby
10-05-2010, 11:45 PM
Dang it looks like we are all in the same boat! My mans about to be moved to Tracy and then somewhere after that. We have a 5 month old baby that he's never seen so him getting out early would be great! But so far i haven't found enough info online to get my hopes too high. All we can do is sit back and wait for our babys and pray that something gives and we hear some good news. Good luck everyone!
my husband is about to be moved to tracy also. where is yours coming from? Mine is coming out of El Dorado.

LoveNeverEnds
10-06-2010, 10:42 PM
Yeah, but I betcha they're sentences aren't nearly as long, either. Especially the guys doing 80% on a 2nd strike...

yep, that's how it is for my guy! 2nd strike at 80%....

31310Mrs.V
10-06-2010, 11:45 PM
Mine got 12 years with the what % i dont remember, so he only has to do 9 years. Does this mean he could get out sooner? he has 3 1/2 left.

light at end
10-21-2010, 07:57 PM
This is the CA forum. You will get more answers if you post this in the Missouri forum.
Click here>>>MIssouri (http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=152)

my husband is in mo. he said he heard it on the st louis news about reduced sentences. i couldnt find any thing about it on any of their websites.

negretelove
10-22-2010, 12:58 AM
it would be nice if this was true in the state of california...with our "tough on crime" polititians i do not see it happening anytime soon :(

common sense says this and sentencing reform/3 strikes reform would ease overcrowding but it seems to be non-sense when dealing with cdcr and there prison guard union.


this thread should be closed....

MaggieJames
10-26-2010, 12:58 AM
I wouldnt hold your breathe on this one. It would be a long shot miracle for 80-85% to be reduced to 65%. I'll be the first to have a heart attack if that happens!!! But hey anything is possible. CDCR is never consitant so maybe for once it will work out in our favor =)

John'sBaby
10-26-2010, 11:02 AM
hey voting on this is coming up on the 15th of november. there is a thread on pto. go look for it.

Shari
10-26-2010, 11:47 AM
John'sBaby do you know where you saw the thread about this. If you can find it and post the link in here that would be great for everyone to see. Thanks.

kima
10-26-2010, 11:52 AM
Here's a link to all the pending legislative bills that concern prison/justice/parole, etc. The list starts on page 10. I don't see anything that pertains to additional good time credits...
http://www.fclca.org/PDFs/currentnews2010.pdf

Shari
10-26-2010, 01:45 PM
I did some of my own research on that bill that was mentioned above. It is a federal bill that will be going to congress. It will only be dealing with federal prisoners not state prisoners. There is nothing in the works to reduce the time for CA inmates at this time.

mochaman24
10-26-2010, 05:25 PM
perhaps you are talking about the crack bill that just passed that lowered the sentencing for quantity to be more specific with other drug quantities. Also, all the members that mentioned that their husbands/boyfriends heard from captains etc, are they in federal? any information would be greatly greatly appreciated...thanks

crissk
10-26-2010, 09:21 PM
My hisband is a 50% but only has to do 35% as long as he is a non violent offender
I have been looking everywhere for confirmation on this. I know it isn't SBX3, but could it be the up coming court decision requiring the CA Gov to release 40,00 prisoners over the next two years?

John'sBaby
10-26-2010, 09:42 PM
let me go find it on here.

John'sBaby
10-26-2010, 09:43 PM
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510099


Here it is. sorry should have done it last night. Was really excited though.

Shari
10-26-2010, 09:46 PM
JohnsBaby that has to do with federal inmates not state inmates. Sorry to have to tell you this. There is nothing in CA right now to lower the percentages.

crissk
10-26-2010, 10:20 PM
That is a bummer