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View Poll Results: Do you think he got too much time for what he did?
YES, I think his sentence was way too harsh. 2,420 86.34%
NO, I think his sentence was pretty fair. 206 7.35%
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:11 AM
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Yes, my guy got way too much time and no one died. But it was serious and could have been. Lesson learned but 15 would have been better than 26!
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27 to Life for Murder.

Evidence was circumstantial and I don't believe warranted a conviction, however I do believe he is guilty of the crime and got off easy. The chances of him ever seeing life outside of prison is slim to none, so hopefully the family of his victim takes solace in that.
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Williamson County Judge Ken Anderson...way to much time....
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Default Will 85% Sentence be decreased

Hello all, I am new to prison talk. I have been hearing things about the maximum sentence being decreased from 85% to 65% this year. Has anyone heard anything about it.

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Old 01-27-2014, 12:59 PM
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Yes my boyfriends sentence was hard..

6 years for first time offender, because he was by a public park. If he would have been ONE block over..he would have qualified for boot camp, rehab, work relsease, etc.

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:19 PM
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Yes 3 consecutive life sentences for arm robbery (no one was physically injured) ! This wasn't his original sentence handed down by the judge!
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Just curious. Do you think your man got too much time for what he did? I know I definitely do. I mean, I know he DID commit his crime but I think his sentencing was WAY too harsh (he got 7 years). :shake: Especially when I read about these people who did much worse things (in my opinion) and got less time than him. Anyways, so do you think your man's sentence was too harsh or do you think it was fair?
My boyfriend is in mycf and was recently denied parole. He's appealing it because he believes it was unfair and was given an additional 12 months. And wants to get a lawyer . Does anyone know what his chances could be of being released? Or know of any good lawyers in Trenton nj or Annandale?
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I do, G got 36 months for probation violation. His original charges were 4 years ago (misdemeanor theft) and he was picked up for yelling at the halfway house manager.
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I know what I am thinking may not be the popular thing to say.. but yeah.. I think he got what he deserves. My baby sold heroin. He received 7 years. Hopefully he has learned from this. But of course he doesn't agree..

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My son was 17 when he graduated high school and went into the army. Never been in trouble before and came home, got mixed up with the wrong person, and he got 12 years (first offense) at the age of 21: no probation, rehabilitation or anything! I think the system is twisted and unfair. It put me in the hospital with a heart attack (pacemaker) and I am trying everyday to hold on and be strong so that I am here and alive when he gets home.
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Yessssssssssssssss my man got 15 years for trafficking cocaine....... Florida is wayyyyyyy too harsh and the min for the amount he had was 3 years!!!!!! In our opinion he didn't hurt anyone he was just helping those that wanted to get high get high lol. I kid, I kid. but seriously 15 years for a 3 year min is crazy!!!! 10 down 5 to go plus he don't get gain time that's for other reasons though
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my man was sentenced to 15 to Life with parole for attempted murder. I don't think his sentence was harsh. But I do feel he's paid his debt to society and should be allowed to come home
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Yessssssssssssssss my man got 15 years for trafficking cocaine....... Florida is wayyyyyyy too harsh and the min for the amount he had was 3 years!!!!!! In our opinion he didn't hurt anyone he was just helping those that wanted to get high get high lol. I kid, I kid. but seriously 15 years for a 3 year min is crazy!!!! 10 down 5 to go plus he don't get gain time that's for other reasons though
Yeah, stuff like this is why the feds, and slowly states, are coming around on reform. What's the point of locking up someone for 15 years who's non-violent? Not to mention cost on the person's life and their family?

Besides, 15 years in some places? If you weren't violent going in, you will be coming out
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Randy got 30-45 years. Even though he admits he's guilty, his sentence is way too harsh. They made an example out of him because of who it was against. He's coming up on 30 years. I sure do hope they send him, home!!!!
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My best friend/boyfriend got 3 sentences of 6 a piece running consecutive. =( For one probation violation and the others for identity theft and fraud. I think it was WAY to harsh a sentence. He was always confused about what was happening throughout the whole trial, his lawyer pressured him into settling for the plea. Not a month later and reality is setting in., he is sober..., and wishing he would have hired a lawyer instead of staying with the public defender.. He didn't even have a bond and not eligible for a parole hearing until Dec.2021. If anyone knows of anything he can do to lighten his sentence of get an earlier parole hearing I'd appreciate it. THANKS!
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Hell yea his sentence is too harsh, but thats Florida for you. I know he commited the crimes but 10 years for some petty shit isn't right. It's all about the point system in FL and since he had already been in DOC we knew he was going to be heading back. All we can be glad for is that he has a release date and it's not LIFE like they wanted to give him..

Moving him outta FL as soon as he is released!

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My best friend/boyfriend got 3 sentences of 6 a piece running consecutive. =( For one probation violation and the others for identity theft and fraud. I think it was WAY to harsh a sentence. He was always confused about what was happening throughout the whole trial, his lawyer pressured him into settling for the plea. Not a month later and reality is setting in., he is sober..., and wishing he would have hired a lawyer instead of staying with the public defender.. He didn't even have a bond and not eligible for a parole hearing until Dec.2021. If anyone knows of anything he can do to lighten his sentence of get an earlier parole hearing I'd appreciate it. THANKS!

How come they are running consecutive and not concurrent? Mine's are concurrent so he's doing the highest of 10, otherwise it would be 63 total.

Sounds like he had a public pretender...
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No.. I mean he got the standard for what he did.. I do not agree with the standards but that's government for you. I believe that people who commit crimes due to drugs should be put into a rehab facility for awhile not put into prison where they can get more stuff in there than on the streets.. ridiculous.
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Yes my wife's sentence was fair. She got 5yrs 4 months @80% for Burglary. They gave her a first strike on her priors (nearly 20 years ago) and a second strike on the current offense. She is serving just over four on the current conviction. The DA originally wanted 13 years. We fought it and agreed to the 5yr 4 months at 80%
There are others with very similar convictions that are doing in excess of 15 years. One woman with almost the same history took a plea to 40 years. What was she thinking? So yea we dodged that bullet. We are in Cali and hopefully she will get the increase in good time credits as ordered by the Federal Court for 80%ers!! Oddly enough, it was two years ago today that she was arrested. We are half way through this nightmare..
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Yessssssssssssssss my man got 15 years for trafficking cocaine....... Florida is wayyyyyyy too harsh and the min for the amount he had was 3 years!!!!!! In our opinion he didn't hurt anyone he was just helping those that wanted to get high get high lol. I kid, I kid. but seriously 15 years for a 3 year min is crazy!!!! 10 down 5 to go plus he don't get gain time that's for other reasons though
Not to take away from your outrage.. ...
it does seem like Florida is full of it.
Well Oklahoma is worse (my hand on Bible),
my guy was given 50 yrs on Nov 15th 2013
for trafficking cocaine and marijuana. He just
arrived on the yard in Jan 2014 and has file for
and appeal due to how his case was handled.
I really have my fingers and toes crossed. I do
understand he should serve some time BUT 50
yrs is over kill.
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Thumbs down my man to got to long for his time he got 10yrs

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Just curious. Do you think your man got too much time for what he did? I know I definitely do. I mean, I know he DID commit his crime but I think his sentencing was WAY too harsh (he got 7 years). :shake: Especially when I read about these people who did much worse things (in my opinion) and got less time than him. Anyways, so do you think your man's sentence was too harsh or do you think it was fair?
He got 10 yrs for trying to cash a bogus check
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My man's sister is addicted to crack and has been beaten, raped, robbed, etc. So when a young woman approached him and asked if he "had" something he said no. She said, "Can you find some?" So they walked about 10 blocks to a store that we call the "crack Store" (because everyone knows that's where to go for drugs). She hands him the money, he makes the buy, hands it to her and boom. He was arrested. She was undercover. When they asked him why, he said, "I was just trying to help the girl out." He was thinking about his sister. He got 19 months for a $20 rock.
I forgot to mention, we're in FLORIDA.

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Everyone who doesn't understand the system will blame the system. Although I understand I know that once you have committed a crime and overstep your boundaries you will have to pay. Well you must pay for your mistakes. We all have boundries in life. Well in my view you knew you would be punished in some form. Something was gonna happen.. so I disagree with pretty much everyone. Although I get your side. I understand it's hard to be without someone for such a long permit of time when your used to them being part of your everyday life.
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Everyone who doesn't understand the system will blame the system. Although I understand I know that once you have committed a crime and overstep your boundaries you will have to pay. Well you must pay for your mistakes. We all have boundries in life. Well in my view you knew you would be punished in some form. Something was gonna happen.. so I disagree with pretty much everyone. Although I get your side. I understand it's hard to be without someone for such a long permit of time when your used to them being part of your everyday life.
Let me tell you something, my son did over 17 years for selling marijuana. Did you know it's legal in some states to buy it? Hell the state here in California gives you a permit to buy, sell and grow the shit BUT my son did 17+ years.
Sure we all know right from wrong but don't you feel some of these laws and sentences are a little BIG? Who the hell started that stupid shit "war on drugs"? And why do some people get a slap on the hand and others do life? Fair? Hell no.
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I never said that this world is perfect in any way. My point was that if things are done in a legal manner then you don't suffer the outrageous consequences that our shitty system will fork out.
Yes I know marijuana is legal a quite a few states. I did live in Colorado for a good minute. I'm not saying that I never did drugs. I've smoked my fair share of marijuana. I just didn't go anywhere with it and I did make sure I never did anything wrong to make the officers believe they had any reason to consider me as a criminal.
Yes your son maybe should NOT have gotten so long, but the only people to blame would be him; for having it in the event of getting busted, the judge, Jury and his attorney.
I do agree with you about a lot not being fair. Someone being busted with marijuana should not get the same/ worse punishment than a murderer. I was only stating if you don't do things to get in trouble well, you don't see that punishment.
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