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Old 05-17-2004, 12:00 PM
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Sentence Reduction (Good Time) or Extended Family Visits AKA conjugal/trailer visits? I want to let you know that EFVs aren't necessarily for physical pleasure purposes, but it can be overnight or weekend visits with immediate family members including kids for quality time. Right now, only 6 states allow conjugal visits. Fed-X, am I right? And right now, pretty a few states allow good time up to 50% off the original sentence depending on the severity of the various charges. Since we already have those in some states, why are we complaining about wanting more laws on these issues? I just don't understand? If we want a law changed, then we have to pick ONE that's MORE important to us then we can take action on writing up a bill proposal and send it to the state legistature then they'll take consideration. So now, I already rolled up my sleeves and ready to brainstorm on an legal outline so I can write a proposal for ONE of these. So... tell me, people, which's more important to yoU???????????
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My man says give him overnight visits!! He can do all of his time with a smile on his face!!
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As for me--I think it depends on the length of the sentence. If I had like five years or less to do and got substantial time off for good behavior with no extended family visits, I think that I would opt for that. However, with 10-15 years or more, I would think that maintaining family ties would be more important in the long run than a sentence reduction. Just my opinion.
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As for me--I think it depends on the length of the sentence. If I had like five years or less to do and got substantial time off for good behavior with no extended family visits, I think that I would opt for that. However, with 10-15 years or more, I would think that maintaining family ties would be more important in the long run than a sentence reduction. Just my opinion.
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I agree with Miamichica22, she has a good point. If my man had a long sentance, one that couldn't withstand visits at the prison every weekend then I would opt to receive the conjucal visits that way he knows I am not getting **it** from someone else, I am getting **it** from him. Things would be much better that way.
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I chose time reduction like 50% for goodtime and completing a few programs such as GED, Substance Abuse and Life Skills.
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I chose time reduction like 50% for goodtime and completing a few programs such as GED, Substance Abuse and Life Skills.
i agree time reduction.
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I chose "good time" because I think even if you do have a 10-15 year sentence it would help get you home sooner. I know how great it would be to have EFV's everywhere. God I wish I could do that! But, I really want him home sooner! In a perfect world we could have both. (Well in a perfect world there wouldn't be prisons,but that's another issuse.)
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Time Reduction for me too. My man has a long sentence ahead of him. I would love for him to beable to do 65%-50% other than 85%!
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Time Reduction for me too. My man has a long sentence ahead of him. I would love for him to beable to do 65%-50% other than 85%!
I agree....my hubby has to do 85% of his time..if he had a sentence reduction..he would've been home????
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The visits would/will be nice, but my baby has been in for ten years with only one ticket. He stays out of trouble, and a reduced sentence would be a nice reward for that. We can all of the "visit" when he comes home.
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The visits would/will be nice, but my baby has been in for ten years with only one ticket. He stays out of trouble, and a reduced sentence would be a nice reward for that. We can all of the "visit" when he comes home.


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Old thread back to life....At one point I might have agreed to EFV, but considering the sentence for us is 15 years, and we are 1/2 way through....I have to go with sentence reduction.
The sentence lengths that are being handed out these days are completely outrageous! Something needs to be done!
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Old thread back to life....At one point I might have agreed to EFV, but considering the sentence for us is 15 years, and we are 1/2 way through....I have to go with sentence reduction.
The sentence lengths that are being handed out these days are completely outrageous! Something needs to be done!


i totally agree with you. and alot of them seem so unfair
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If I could pick, I would want a sentence reduction. I just want him home. Sex is not a big issue for me, but I am sure he would beg to differ. He is serving an 8 years sentence under 85% so I guess that does make all the difference for me. At this moment we are down to about 3 years. If the sentence were longer I am sure my opinion would change, because I want him to be happy. However, his being at home is way more beneficial to the both of us than having sex.
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In my case I couldn't really say. My man got State Jail time in Texas which NEVER gets reduced.. but on the upside the max for State Jail is 2 yrs.
But theoretically speaking I would have to say time credit. I think that it is better that they are rewarded in that way. Think about the men that don't have women on the outside, either because they choose not to or because they got burned already, they could care less about EFV's but I'm sure they'd appreciate some time cuts.
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I say sentence reduction.

So I'm totally new at this and we aren't married anyway, so I'm not wanting conjugal visits... I don't think they are allowed in Ohio anyway... but I'm soooo curious how it works!! LOL Tell, tell!! How do they go about giving you privacy like that?
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I have a long wait, nine years with six more to go five with the current kansas 85% thing. So I say reduced time would be the best.
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I have a long wait, nine years with six more to go five with the current kansas 85% thing. So I say reduced time would be the best.
I went with time reduction. . .the faster you get home - the better things are for all involved in order to to move forward with your life. JMHO
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I say sentence reduction.

So I'm totally new at this and we aren't married anyway, so I'm not wanting conjugal visits... I don't think they are allowed in Ohio anyway... but I'm soooo curious how it works!! LOL Tell, tell!! How do they go about giving you privacy like that?
Well, lol, I answer this question a lot ( since I have been on these visits) family and private. --- theres not that much " privacy". EVERYTHING is searched and you are limited to what you can bring. Count still takes place- and you sign a waiver that 2 guards ( always a female and a male) can enter the trailer at ANY time.( and they do) Many people do it a few times then stop- it feels "dirty." ( you need to bring your own clean sheets too.) They provide you with a list of items you can/need to bring. We always had a TV and radio in the trailers, and not a real "bedroom"- more like an area with partial wall off of the main area.
Trailers are all lined up in a row, and check in time is the same time for everyone, as well as check out. I have seen MANY of these visits end bad- arguing,ending early. Men are men and women are women, sometimes one person wants to be way more "active" then the other- sometime one person just wants to lay together.I was happy to have them, don't get me wrong. But it was also a little embarrassing the 1st time or 2.... knowing that all the guards KNEW what was happening, but you get over that part quick. But, Id take sentence reduction over this in a heartbeat.
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Well as for me my kids and most important my man who is doing 8 years.
says early release would be of better benefit. In the long run the kids would benefit from having a father all the time and not just once every three months. But than again he is the one doing the time. Its easy for us to sit here and say what we think is best but its really them doing the time. Not us .Easier said than done ha !
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I have trailer visits with my husband now but I would give it up to have him home earlier.
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well in Texas, they already get "good time". Of course all it does is move your parole review date up, it doesn't guarantee they'll let you come home. Coy's only had one case in 2.5 years so he's getting plenty of good time credits, for all their worth. So it would be real nice to have family visits in Texas. Our visits are only 2 hours a week and it flies by!
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with reduced time you can spend all the time with your family that you want to. I would much rather have him home with us than in a trailer for 44 hours. How much bonding is actually done? I have a 2 year old son and time is precious with fathers at his age.
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