View Full Version : Petition to change 85% to 65% for non-violent offenders


godislove52
10-26-2010, 06:52 AM
There is a bill going into office about reducing the time for non violent offenders time from 85% to 65% the bill goes in to congress on Nov 15, 2010 there are a little over 11,000 signatures on the petition and they need 100,000 signatures There are 18 members who cosponsored the bill so far, but 200+ are needed to pass congress. So it seems like a long shot! If we can get this into congress it will help out alot of people.


http://criminaljustice.change.org/pe...good_time_bill (http://criminaljustice.change.org/pe...good_time_bill)

John'sBaby
10-26-2010, 10:59 AM
There is a bill going into office about reducing the time for non violent offenders time from 85% to 65% the bill goes in to congress on Nov 15, 2010 there are a little over 11,000 signatures on the petition and they need 100,000 signatures There are 18 members who cosponsored the bill so far, but 200+ are needed to pass congress. So it seems like a long shot! If we can get this into congress it will help out alot of people.


http://criminaljustice.change.org/pe...good_time_bill (http://criminaljustice.change.org/pe...good_time_bill)

the link is not working. the site is working on fixing it. we need this so bad with the overcrowding of the prisons. where do I find the petition to sign?

Shari
10-26-2010, 01:38 PM
Is this a federal law petition or for a certain state?

Ok I think I found my answers. This is a federal law they are trying to pass and will only deal with people in federal prisons. It will not affect people in state prisons.

crissk
10-26-2010, 10:19 PM
Bummer

SwtCaliGal
10-26-2010, 11:09 PM
OMG are u kiddin me? Hellooooo State prisons have NON-Violent offenders too. I believe it should be BOTH.

harasubam
11-03-2010, 08:45 PM
if we could get federal to change first we have a better chance that states will follow.

Alabasterbox
11-03-2010, 11:40 PM
Hi i have a question i thought 85% was for only violent offenders so how could a bill be change from 85% to 65% for non violent offenders /

ladyred23tx
11-03-2010, 11:53 PM
Is there another place to sign a petition

jadalaney
11-04-2010, 12:39 AM
Well I have a paper that was given out at the State Prison. It is from the State of California -State Senate Legislation.

The top portion indicates :

According to the California State Legislature, the senate submitted the following Prison Reform Bill to decrease the overcrowding in the State of California Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation prison population system. The following stages to release 45,000 inmates from California State Prisons where approved to be put into action July 15,2010 thru September 25,2011.

It then lists what would take place in Stage 1 thru Stage 9. I listed below what it shows for Stage 6 if this is what's in question.

It indicates that as part of the Prison Reform Bill in Stage 6 9620-E CDCR Inmates under The Three Strikes Law and Eighty Five Percent term sentence guidelines shall receive a percentage reduction of their term of no more than 65%(violent or non violent cases) Inmates classified by the CDCR Mental Health Dept to be under this criteria or are under the supervision of the CDCR Mental Health Dept. would not qualify under this section and if the felony charge is related to any felony undersection 667 (a),(b),(c) California Penal Code.

At the bottom of the document it indicates : California State Legislature submitted the approved California Prison Reform Bill to the State Senate to control California prison population overcrowding and to reduce the monetary yearly budget expenditure by 75% by the year 2012
The CDCR Note indicates that this is only a CDCR Draft Information Report based on Governor Schawarzenegger California revisions to Penal Code Section 2933 and new PC Section 2933.05 which he signed into law.

It also indicates that credit earnins programs revisions would be implemented by July 25, 2011 regarding the reductions of the 80% and 85%mandated sentence inmates' program credits

mrs.mac
11-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Thank you for posting the information all of this is new to me but for my guys sake since he is currently serving 85% with one strike I hope that this law helps him as well as others.....

kmtlcarter
11-16-2010, 10:42 PM
85% is what ALL federal prisoners do no matter what the crime and state does NO where close to that. Hi i have a question i thought 85% was for only violent offenders so how could a bill be change from 85% to 65% for non violent offenders /

BRANDY GUILIANO
11-17-2010, 02:01 AM
85% is what all federal prisoners do no matter what the crime and state does no where close to that.

54 days credit to every year sentenced under 85% time... So it is a shame that the state has caught up to federal sentencing guidelines.

Very simply if a person gets sentenced one year @ 85% they will serve every day of that year except 54 days.

Does not matter federal or state it use to matter... 85% is what it is.

amason1
11-17-2010, 05:02 AM
Is there not a bill out there for first time offenders?

dthomas10
11-17-2010, 11:08 AM
Is there not a bill out there for first time offenders?
I was wondering the same thing for the State of Florida.

KodysBabyGirl
11-20-2010, 12:46 AM
85% is what ALL federal prisoners do no matter what the crime and state does NO where close to that.


Unfortunately in the lovely commonwealth state of Virginia offenders (of any sort with a felony) must serve AT LEAST 85% of their total sentence. It varies state by state and some states don't even have parole!!!! It's insanity.:blah:

jsmith5410
10-29-2012, 08:18 PM
There is a bill going into office about reducing the time for non violent offenders time from 85% to 65% the bill goes in to congress on Nov 15, 2010 there are a little over 11,000 signatures on the petition and they need 100,000 signatures There are 18 members who cosponsored the bill so far, but 200+ are needed to pass congress. So it seems like a long shot! If we can get this into congress it will help out alot of people.

babyalyssa1
10-31-2012, 10:01 AM
There is a bill going into office about reducing the time for non violent offenders time from 85% to 65% the bill goes in to congress on Nov 15, 2010 there are a little over 11,000 signatures on the petition and they need 100,000 signatures There are 18 members who cosponsored the bill so far, but 200+ are needed to pass congress. So it seems like a long shot! If we can get this into congress it will help out alot of people.


Did u mean November 15, 2012??

dootee114
11-04-2012, 08:15 AM
how do we sign the paper for it ????

Miltonsgirl
11-06-2012, 09:18 AM
[QUOTE=babyalyssa1;6990902]Did u mean November 15, 2012/QUOTE]

Where do I sign??

patchouli
11-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Either this petition has expired or no longer exists. This thread is now closed.