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Old 11-07-2018, 07:24 AM
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Default Election 2018: propositions regarding the mandatory charged time?

Any propositions regarding the mandatory length of time being changed on yesterday's ballot for Arizona?
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I've looked up results and see no mention of a proposition concerning mandatory time, or anything even closely related to criminal justice:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...elections.html

Scroll almost all the way down the page.
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Nope. Arizona is still backward and harsh.
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They should abolish 99% of prisons. Send them to college instead.
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I keep writing to my state reps to repeal the truth-in-sentencing law. It forces inmates to serve 85% of their sentence despite good behavior. They could implement this now, and we would see better results.
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I homestly dont see it changing anytime soon. It wasnt that long ago that they made it mandatory for illegals to serve 85% as well before getting deported
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Well, if the constituents don’t do anything then it probably won’t change. Laws don’t just happen. We are empowered to write to the legislator.
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Understanding the political climate of your state is important. Knowing your legislators views and finding ones who will listen is just as important. What platform did they run on? Who is sympathetic to your views? Letters dont do much unless you research.

There is power in numbers, but usually that happens more during a reelection bid.
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I don’t necessarily agree, but that’s ok. If you want something you have to ask for it continuously and tactfully. That’s how things get accomplished in the world. You also have to talk to your district legislators. Those are your representatives.

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Also, if you want real reform, you need to be paying attention to the district attorney races. Psh to have debates between candidates, and see where they stand on issues. DA's are where far too much of the real power in this system lays.
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It’s too late for that. Now we must focus on the county attorney.
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Sorry I thought you said atty general. Yes, focus on county atty. He’s stamping out all attempts at reform, and there is a huge desire for reform right now. We have to be active.
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Come on, Arizona! Truth-in-sentencing laws are followed by a minority of jurisdictions. They contribute to prison overcrowding and disincentivize our inmates. Don’t you want your loved ones to be released earlier if they’re doing well and taking advantage of therapy and education? I encourage all to write to your state reps. Passivity gets us nowhere!
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Come on, Arizona! Read this article: https://www.azmirror.com/2018/11/20/...entencing-law/
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