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Old 05-10-2008, 04:02 PM
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I was wondering if anyone remembers back in 2005 (I think) where Virginia inmates were getting time credited to their sentences for doing a program such as Detention Diversion. If so, I would really like some information. I am trying to help a friend at VCCW who spent 5 months in the Detention Diversion Program, but never got credit for it. Any help would be appreciated. I hope I am in the right place as I am new to this. Thanks!!
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Yes, she did 5 months in the diverson part. I was in prison in 2005 when everyone was getting their time credited for doing residential programs. Who, if you know can I write or contact about her time?
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she will only be able to get credit for her time in diversion IF it is the same crime time she is serving now ( make sense?) You can call downtown and ask for Time Computation person.. If you do write make sure you certify the letter so you have a copy of who got what. I too was there in 2005 and wrote many letters for some of the girls who got 3-9 months back yes!!! ( do I know you?)
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she will only be able to get credit for her time in diversion IF it is the same crime time she is serving now ( make sense?) You can call downtown and ask for Time Computation person.. If you do write make sure you certify the letter so you have a copy of who got what. I too was there in 2005 and wrote many letters for some of the girls who got 3-9 months back yes!!! ( do I know you?)
Yes this makes sense and I did send a certified letter out. It is for the same crime, however, originally they only gave her 3 of the 5 months she served. I am beginning to think we know each other.
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She is entitled to her full 5 months,,, stay on them and send another letter with attached law where GA changed so inmates would receive credit. Isn't it a damn joke of how time is computed.
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Myersp you'd have to contact DOC, the offender management section or time computations and explain to them the situation and they should be able to credit the time, and yes it should be credited if the program was completed and there should be some record of them completing the program....
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thanks ctzgirl, I will do that on Monday.
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The same thing happened to my husband. He did 5 months at a detention center back in 98 and they didn't want to give his time off for whatever reasons, to sorry to do the paperwork, I figured.... Anyway, I called the detention center that he was at and asked about it and explained the situation to them and they contacted his counselor at the prison and he got credit for his 5 months..... "there is more than one way to skin a cat", as my grandmother used to say, lol and no I'm not a cat hater, just an expression...... I hope this helps........
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The same thing happened to my husband. He did 5 months at a detention center back in 98 and they didn't want to give his time off for whatever reasons, to sorry to do the paperwork, I figured.... Anyway, I called the detention center that he was at and asked about it and explained the situation to them and they contacted his counselor at the prison and he got credit for his 5 months..... "there is more than one way to skin a cat", as my grandmother used to say, lol and no I'm not a cat hater, just an expression...... I hope this helps........
Thanks alot for the info. I have written downtown and am awaiting an answer. Best believe I will be calling the Diversion center on Monday. Did you have to wait very long for an update to the credit of time?
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Thanks alot for the info. I have written downtown and am awaiting an answer. Best believe I will be calling the Diversion center on Monday. Did you have to wait very long for an update to the credit of time?
I am still a little confused about how the detention and diversion time credit works. My husband got a probation violation charge in 2007. He was sentenced to a year and that year was suspended on the condition that he successfully complete detention and diversion. He did and was released in Feb 2009. In March of 2009 he violated his probation again. He was sentenced to a year in prision last week. Does he get credit for the year that he spent at detention and diversion?
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I have been told by DOC, lawyers, and jail employees. That they will ONLY receive the credit if the JUDGE specifies. Which means it has to be written into the sentencing order. You can call down to DOC, and ask for the court and legal dept. Ask if they have received the court orders(they'll ask what day he was sentenced), it takes anywhere from a few weeks, to 60 days for them to be received. They can tell you if the sentencing report specifies.

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you can call to the court he was sentenced in, and they can tell you.


Hubby was sentenced to 3.5 years prob. viol. for the same crime he served detention/diversion time for. We haven't actually gotten his release date yet, but I've called the courts AND DOC to confirm that they know he gets time served for it. That's a year off, so I'm not taking ANY chances!!!
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I am still a little confused about how the detention and diversion time credit works. My husband got a probation violation charge in 2007. He was sentenced to a year and that year was suspended on the condition that he successfully complete detention and diversion. He did and was released in Feb 2009. In March of 2009 he violated his probation again. He was sentenced to a year in prision last week. Does he get credit for the year that he spent at detention and diversion?
I would think that if he was given suspension based on completing D&D, that was for that first violation. Since he violated again, that would be a new charge and has nothing to do with what you did or didn't do on previous charges. Usually, they will add new time on and add back in any time suspended on the first charge. Maybe I am wrong, but I think he will have to serve this last year since it is new and if he just got a year, they didn't add anymore. Hopefully someone else can come along and give you better news.
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