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Old 06-02-2019, 01:54 PM
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I find this N.E.R.A system so wrong. There are so many people incarcerated for so many years. What are the possibilities of this changing already? Has anyone been released earlier than 85%?
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I don't know what N.E.R.A stands for, but typically NJ inmates are parole eligible after serving 1/3 of their sentence. 1/3 is nowhere near 85%, which is usually the % that violent / sex offenders must serve before being eligible. Of course there are often other "quirks," such as the date the inmate was sentenced, that may affect eligibility.

Here are a couple of links to help you understand NJ parole:

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I don't know what N.E.R.A stands for, but typically NJ inmates are parole eligible after serving 1/3 of their sentence. 1/3 is nowhere near 85%, which is usually the % that violent / sex offenders must serve before being eligible. Of course there are often other "quirks," such as the date the inmate was sentenced, that may affect eligibility.

Here are a couple of links to help you understand NJ parole:

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https://www.state.nj.us/parole/docs/...leHandbook.pdf
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N.E.R.A stands for no early release. I was wondering if anyone convicted of a violent crime has done less than 85%. Thanks for the links
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Best guess: No. I'm really not familiar with NJ specifically, so I hope I'm wrong
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It sounds a lot like Oregon's "Measure 11" sentencing, where the person convicted of the crime is not eligible for early release at all.

Like Patchouli, I would guess the answer to your question is "no". Unfortunately.
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