View Full Version : Has anyone heard any new info on a Federal Good Time Bill?


hisbabyny
01-31-2011, 04:25 PM
my man said that he read an article on friday jan 28 in the Wall street journal regarding good time early release he's federal so i think thats what he's referring too. i tried to find the article online but couldnt? has anyone heard anything?

sage26
01-31-2011, 05:33 PM
I have seen an other thread about the same thing, maybe its going to happen.

PrincessSinohui
01-31-2011, 06:01 PM
no idk but wanna know

miffieg
02-02-2011, 08:05 PM
My son has heard the same thing - I'd really like to know what is rumor and what is fact. Would appreciate any information or where to find information! Thanks--

mallafri
02-07-2011, 04:56 PM
If passed, the Good Time Bill will increase the number of days inmates can earn towards early release, basically giving them parole earlier, as long as they behave. The bill's still stuck in the judiciary committee, but rumours say President Obama's thinking about signing it. Not sure it's gonna be retroactive though, so it might just apply to sentences given from the day the bill is signed and onwards. Bet let's keep our fingers crossed!

Sorry, I'm not allowed to post a url cause I haven't done 25 posts yet, but you can find more info on fedcure.org.

MrsRoux2B
02-20-2011, 02:50 AM
This is really driving me nuts, i want to know the facts lol. I went to visit my boyfriend the other day and he told me that the bill was passed. When i asked him how he knew this he said that his buddy in there well his girl printed out the whole thing and sent it to him. An that the bill will go into effect July 6th 2011.

I wrote to my boyfriend and asked him if he read it for himself or if it was just something he was told. I am really excited about this and so is he. But i would really hate to get my hopes up over nothing. I want to see it with my own eyes. I want the proof lol....

if anyone knows anything that can help please feel free to share

MrsRoux2B
02-20-2011, 03:36 AM
my man said that he read an article on friday jan 28 in the Wall street journal regarding good time early release he's federal so i think thats what he's referring too. i tried to find the article online but couldnt? has anyone heard anything?

:thumbsup:http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/01/27/if-the-hatchet-comes-to-justice-heres-how-it-might-hit/ (http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/01/27/if-the-hatchet-comes-to-justice-heres-how-it-might-hit/)
Here is the link to the wall street journal artical

sage26
02-20-2011, 08:55 AM
Thanks for this, me and my husband have heard that they have pass the law bout the 80% to now 60% i have tried to find it. a laid told me she seen it on the news and then called her lawer to see if it was true and he told her yes it was.has any one heard of this? if so then my man will be home at the end of this year.

MrsRoux2B
02-20-2011, 01:48 PM
Thanks for this, me and my husband have heard that they have pass the law bout the 80% to now 60% i have tried to find it. a laid told me she seen it on the news and then called her lawer to see if it was true and he told her yes it was.has any one heard of this? if so then my man will be home at the end of this year.


So a lawyer actually said that it did pass? I am sooo confused about this lol

katydidit17
02-20-2011, 03:46 PM
Is this for both Federal and State??

katydidit17
02-20-2011, 03:53 PM
guess if I had taken the time to read....dud....Federal, does not help me, but I am happy for whom it does

sage26
02-20-2011, 05:59 PM
So a lawyer actually said that it did pass? I am sooo confused about this lol
The girl that told me, she said she called her lawyer to find out if it was true, he told her yes it was true that they passed the new law. about the 80% to 60% for federal inmates to serve.

PTO-97580
02-21-2011, 08:05 AM
The Federal Goodtime Bill HR 1475 died with the 110th congress. I believe it has just been re introduced in the 111th congress so whoever told anyone the bill has passed is not dealing in facts! Goodtime remains the same in the Federal system at 15%

I believe this is the new proposed bill

HB 2648: This bill would allow prisoners to earn early release credits for good behavior if they participate in educational or treatment programs. If all available earned release credits are earned, a prisoner who is designated non-violent, non-repetitive would be required to earn 66% of their imposed sentence, instead of the current 85%. If released at 66%, the prisoner would have to successfully serve the remaining 34% on community supervision. Proponents favor this (criminal defense attorneys, prisoner advocates, public defenders, etc.) because it would still allow punishment for crimes; would allow non-violent, non-dangerous and non-repetitive offenders to be released for good behavior, but would still keep more violent or repetitive prisoners for a longer amt. of time. It would save money for the state because some prisoners would not spend so much time in prison. Opponents (who are prosecutors, victim's rights advocates and most legislators) believe that the criminal code is working just fine to protect society. They believe that the last budget to be cut or reduced should be prisons/public safety. They believe that letting people out of prison early will increase crime.

ShaunsGirl3
02-21-2011, 07:11 PM
I hope it passes I want my man home

hisbabyny
02-22-2011, 03:14 PM
The Federal Goodtime Bill HR 1475 died with the 110th congress. I believe it has just been re introduced in the 111th congress so whoever told anyone the bill has passed is not dealing in facts! Goodtime remains the same in the Federal system at 15%

I believe this is the new proposed bill

HB 2648: This bill would allow prisoners to earn early release credits for good behavior if they participate in educational or treatment programs. If all available earned release credits are earned, a prisoner who is designated non-violent, non-repetitive would be required to earn 66% of their imposed sentence, instead of the current 85%. If released at 66%, the prisoner would have to successfully serve the remaining 34% on community supervision. Proponents favor this (criminal defense attorneys, prisoner advocates, public defenders, etc.) because it would still allow punishment for crimes; would allow non-violent, non-dangerous and non-repetitive offenders to be released for good behavior, but would still keep more violent or repetitive prisoners for a longer amt. of time. It would save money for the state because some prisoners would not spend so much time in prison. Opponents (who are prosecutors, victim's rights advocates and most legislators) believe that the criminal code is working just fine to protect society. They believe that the last budget to be cut or reduced should be prisons/public safety. They believe that letting people out of prison early will increase crime.


so this means anyone designated as a violent offender doesnt have a chance? i was wondering if there is any way that classification can be changed. its kind of unfair , what if someone that was classified as a VO has done really good and served alot of time? does that VO classification stick for good?

lOsWifey
03-02-2011, 05:51 PM
I want my man home too....hopefully this happens

sage26
03-03-2011, 06:22 PM
me and you both.girl

nikeishatriniy
03-16-2011, 11:20 AM
I really hope this bill pass i am so ready to have my husband home we are both hopping for the best an if it does pass that means i am going to pick up my husband it is making me sick that he is not here.

UPI
03-19-2011, 11:02 AM
Please keep me in the loop with this as I am also searching daily for new information.

Thank You
Paul J. Ianni

alostsoul
03-20-2011, 01:36 PM
This is really driving me nuts, i want to know the facts lol. I went to visit my boyfriend the other day and he told me that the bill was passed. When i asked him how he knew this he said that his buddy in there well his girl printed out the whole thing and sent it to him. An that the bill will go into effect July 6th 2011.

I wrote to my boyfriend and asked him if he read it for himself or if it was just something he was told. I am really excited about this and so is he. But i would really hate to get my hopes up over nothing. I want to see it with my own eyes. I want the proof lol....

if anyone knows anything that can help please feel free to share
Hi, My husband has heard the same thing he said wveryone in his cell block has talked about it, I cant find anything on it and it would put out this year if it is true, Let us know if you hear anything and I will do the same

sage26
03-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Same here i would like to know on this to, please let me know if ya'll hear of any thing and i will do the same.

His1
04-11-2011, 12:20 AM
my man said that he read an article on friday jan 28 in the Wall street journal regarding good time early release he's federal so i think thats what he's referring too. i tried to find the article online but couldnt? has anyone heard anything?
http://goodtimebill.info/

NB 80
04-15-2011, 10:53 AM
Please keep me in the loop with this as I am also searching daily for new information.

Thank You
Paul J. Ianni

Hello my name is nancy. I am new to this site. My husband has been in prison for 9 years and has also heard about this new law. Ive also been looking but have found nothing. Will you please keep me posted on any new info.

Teezy
05-08-2011, 10:43 PM
I really need some kind of solid answer or website to know if the good time bill passed for new york state prisoners or not...can someone help me???:confused:

webbjen
05-08-2011, 11:22 PM
so this means anyone designated as a violent offender doesnt have a chance? i was wondering if there is any way that classification can be changed. its kind of unfair , what if someone that was classified as a VO has done really good and served alot of time? does that VO classification stick for good?
i would like to now the same thing too. god this whole thing makes my stomach turn, i just want my baby home.

Xmasghere
05-09-2011, 03:09 PM
It hasn’t passed yet! The Bill is called The Barber Amendment ~ Federal Good Time Bill" Our goal is to reach 100,000 signatures and we need more support.
We are at 17,992 let’s get more!

cpad
05-11-2011, 02:36 AM
FedCURE, is working to gain political support and a sponsor for an increase of good time to 128 days per year (65% good time). They are calling this the “Barber Amendment.” For more information, please contact FedCURE at FedCURE@FedCURE.org (FedCURE@FedCURE.org)

The signature count is now 18,029 and seems to get about 30 signatures a day. So, PLEASE PLEASE go to Change.org and search the Barber Amendment, then sign the petition and pass it on to everyone you know who has an email address. Once 100,000 signature are obtained, FedCure will take it to the next level of getting sponsorship.
http://www.change.org/petitions/sponsor-the-barber-amendment-federal-good-time-bill (http://www.change.org/petitions/sponsor-the-barber-amendment-federal-good-time-bill)

(Federal Prison)

hunter05
08-09-2011, 02:31 PM
does anyone know if the 7 extra good days a year was passed? my fiance said it was. it is not much but atleast it is something if it was passed. any information would be appreciated. this is all i could find online:

http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/2011/2011jul12_s12312_l.authcheckdam.pdf

dandm4life
08-10-2011, 12:28 PM
Not yet. It did pass the judiciary committee and has been placed on the senate floor for vote. They do not come back from vacation until September 6th.

hunter05
08-10-2011, 02:29 PM
well gotta be nice getting to take a month vacation! thanks for the info!

robinbanks
08-12-2011, 03:03 AM
Santa Clause is coming to town! If you believe in Santa Clause, then believe in this. They'll both happen at the same time.

I'm sorry someone has you people concerned about this. Someone always does this every few months. It's not going to happen.

Kayla28
08-15-2011, 01:31 PM
Look at it this way, at least they get good time at all! We should be grateful for the days that they do get and hopeful for a little more. There are jails and state prisons that don't have good time at all. My brother went to state prison in Michigan and there they have indeterminate sentences so he had to spend his first 2 years worrying if he was getting the 2 or 10! My guy is in federal prison and a week is nothing compared to the 2 1/2 years we have already spent waiting! This bill was passed by the judiciary committee and is now waiting on the senate and a lot of people believe the senate will pass this as well. But let's all be realistic as well in the fact that the BOP says and does two different things and they are unlikely to implement this right away and every move the federal inmates make can take time away from their good time. But like I said, we ALL need to be grateful while still being hopeful and optimistic! Thanks!

JMcDowell
08-15-2011, 04:05 PM
my man said that he read an article on friday jan 28 in the Wall street journal regarding good time early release he's federal so i think thats what he's referring too. i tried to find the article online but couldnt? has anyone heard anything?


I have read on FedCure that they increased the number of good times day to 54 days for every 30 days served.......I hope this helps you out. I am looking for info on Act 572 good time..........Any info is greatly appreciated..

hisbabyny
08-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Look at it this way, at least they get good time at all! We should be grateful for the days that they do get and hopeful for a little more. There are jails and state prisons that don't have good time at all. My brother went to state prison in Michigan and there they have indeterminate sentences so he had to spend his first 2 years worrying if he was getting the 2 or 10! My guy is in federal prison and a week is nothing compared to the 2 1/2 years we have already spent waiting! This bill was passed by the judiciary committee and is now waiting on the senate and a lot of people believe the senate will pass this as well. But let's all be realistic as well in the fact that the BOP says and does two different things and they are unlikely to implement this right away and every move the federal inmates make can take time away from their good time. But like I said, we ALL need to be grateful while still being hopeful and optimistic! Thanks!

i just keep praying for miracles honestly. i will be grateful for the extra 7 days and also if the 85% ever gets changed to 65% then it would have my baby coming home very soon' i keep hoping the economic mess of the country will benefit those with these long federal sentences including my man. i m prepared for the 4 more years:( but any little bit off will make me happy' my baby already did 20 years "we're RWI" so he is ready to come home now' but knows they can only hold him a little longer' so we are just trying to keep our faith and strength up....:)

dandm4life
08-16-2011, 05:06 PM
I am optimistic that something will happen. Its been in the budget proposal as well. You are right every little bit helps.

have eyez 4 him
08-16-2011, 06:40 PM
Anyone heard anything on the 30. 60. 90 law for Washington state