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Old 10-14-2009, 12:53 AM
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My good friend has been down 15 years..He was 22 years old when he went in..
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My half bro has been in for almost 32 years now. Went in a few weeks before his 20th birthday. So sad..he's spent more of his lfe in prison than in the free world.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:31 AM
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hes been locked up just over 16 years. he went in at 17 yrs of age on a life w/op sentence.
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wow do you all see the pattern here? 1st offense and they were all (mostly) babies....20 and under!!! So sad....
I always start reading threads from back to front for some reason and I came across your quote and so I decided to read each one and your totally correct here. There is a huge pattern here.. 2 on a 3rd striker and the majority are 1st time offenders.. Wow ladies There is a serious issue here. Judges must not be getting none from home, if he/she can sentence all these long term amounts...

I still have my hope, faith, and love for my husband that he will come home soon.. Oh yes im the other person on a 3rd striker bid..

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:58 AM
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It's true the ages of these men. My best friend stacii has been in 13yrs and he too went in @ the age of 19 1/2 not quite 20yrs old.


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wow do you all see the pattern here? 1st offense and they were all (mostly) babies....20 and under!!! So sad....

Yeah i was just thinking that myself, now look at them, men, it is real sad I noticed most were in the late 80's to the mid 90's too...There definatly is a pattern.

Mine been in??, How long?? To Dam long....LOL We got maybe 5 more years before first parole once he is techinically on his new sentence off the Row...
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:52 AM
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27 years. He was 17 when he was arrested.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:43 PM
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14 Years in december he went in at 20
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mine been in for 22 yrs since he was 17 yrs old life w/parole been up for parole 7 times got an 11 month defer in april, in minimum security prison, hoping like hell they let him out soon
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I'm so sorry but this is just crazy. Life w/o parole? How many times have they been in trouble b4? Most of these I read are first offenses! I am so angry right now. and How can parole flop a person for 10 years? 10YEARS?? Are you serious? There are some real serious problems with the system and just reading this shows that.
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Please understand that I would never post on here because I don't belong here but when I am having those bad days and need to just read I come here. I see all of you and then I know that I can do this. Today when I looked at the time that most have already been in and am upset by it. more than likely all of your guys have not been in trouble while they have been in and watch the same guys go in and out the doors like it's their vacation home! I think and feel that everyone deserves a chance. I thank you for the support you don't even realise you give me some days. I wish I could do the same for you.
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Mine has been in since 2001. He was 20 and it was his first offense.
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May 1986, he was 23, second offense.
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It is sad how many have life on their first offence, but the seriouness of those offences usually demands a harsh penalty, so its sad, but unsurprising.
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I can guarantee you that over HALF of these men/woman are undeserving of those penalties.
I know because I have worked with organizations that have helped those same type of people(lifers) fight the system to become free because they were denied and stripped of their due process rights.
Now I won't argue that some of those deserved time but to assume that just because they received so much time, that' it must have been deserving is a little much,with all due respect.
I guess you haven't heard of the three strikes law.
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Doesn't the 'three strikes' law speak for itself. Does that not speak of recidivism? I work in the court system here and while we don't have the three strikes law, we do have habitual offenders. It is sad that some of these people were so young when sentenced, but I think that there is a very thin line that the justice system needs to tread, and either way they go its either too harsh or not harsh enough - depends on who you ask...
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True....I guess it really all depends on who you ask.
Either the ones trying to make a profit for keeping people incarcerated(Government) or the ones that are trying to maintain the Constitutional structure this Country was built on(Civil Rights).


We have people that were habitual drug users but received 45-life for stealing video tapes or food on their third offense. This was not what the Three Strikes Law was attended for.
Then we have District Attorneys that make plea agreements with over worked public defenders to give their clients life sentences because they have 200 cases to go over within 2 weeks.
Our system stinks no matter how you cut it.
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I can understand that, thanks Tei
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An angry, vengeful hussy doesn't want her husband to know she was willingly sleeping (and spending his company money on cocaine) with one of his employees?

Come on, maybe a couple years because he threatened her, but not life. I don't even know that he threatened her, she just couldn't come up with any other explanation of the spending spree.

Ever hear of trumped up charges? Oh, yes, wrong place, wrong time. Lay down with dogs you get fleas, all that.....but, life?

He wound up with kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery, all armed with no intent. PBLs in the state of Florida. Yes, in Florida because he was strung out on cocaine and sleeping with a married woman. The armed part came from her memory of him carrying a pocket knife...the blade wasn't as long as your thumb...because they'd been cutting lines with it earlier that day. No, he was no kind of right, he was all wrong, but not hardly worth a life sentence.

Not just this case, how about the ones that are not only innocent of what they were convicted of but innocent all together?

There are several cases right here in Florida where a sniffing dog was used to convict these folks, long, ugly sentences and later the dog was found to be a fake. A judge demanded he show his skills in court and the dog failed, miserably. But, do you think they went back and retried all the others, not hardly. Hummmp.

Please excuse what the hell ever tone can be picked up from this reply. But, I have lived with 'well, he must have deserved it to be there' for about one day too long to sit still any longer.
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I hear ya Shoogabritches.
The time of "let the punishment fit the crime" is long gone.

Some folks are astonished once they find out that some with life sentences would've done just a few years based upon that particular crime otherwise.

My guy had the original D.A that prosecuted his case represent him at his parole hearing trying to explain to the parole board that he did not attend for my guy to do this much time but do you think they listened? Nope...of course not.
My husband's original crime would have landed him probation because it was his first offense, no history of crime and he wasn't directly related to the crime and wasn't even in the same vicinity when the crime happened.
Yes, my guy warranted some time but life? No

As you stated, there are many....many more cases similar to ours. We have a broken system that needs to be fixed.
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Since 1987..get away driver..hes now 54..The 2 other guys that did the actual robbery have already been released !!! Yes he was a repeat offender but nothing ever violent. Accessory and repeat offender got him life.
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Robert has been in since 2001.
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I too wonder about the sentencing laws. Robert was driving the car and was not present when the actual felony was done, but because he was present and in the car he was sentenced to life. The only other option given to the jury was death.
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