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Old 07-17-2009, 11:14 PM
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does anyone know of the 30/30 program changing in mississippi so that sex offenders will qualifiy for it as well and is there any truth to the 85% law that was suppose to go into effect in july there as well..or was it a rumor...thank-you
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No a law change was not changed for this inmate criteria-
SB 2039 may be the one you've heard about--
Your loved one should ask his/her case worker as soon as possible.

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Only laws effective this year(2009) are following:
SB 2039 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-142, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE CAP ON NUMBER OF DAYS THAT MAY BE AWARDED UNDER THE MERITORIOUS EARNED TIME PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.



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Senate Bill 2039

(As Sent to Governor)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-142, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE CAP ON NUMBER OF DAYS THAT MAY BE AWARDED UNDER THE MERITORIOUS EARNED TIME PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-142, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-142. (1) In order to provide incentive for offenders to achieve positive and worthwhile accomplishments for their personal benefit or the benefit of others, and in addition to any other administrative reductions of the length of an offender's sentence, any offender shall be eligible, subject to the provisions of this section, to receive meritorious earned time as distinguished from earned time for good conduct and performance.
(2) Subject to approval by the commissioner of the terms and conditions of the program or project, meritorious earned time may be awarded for the following: (a) successful completion of educational or instructional programs; (b) satisfactory participation in work projects; and (c) satisfactory participation in any special incentive program.
(3) The programs and activities through which meritorious earned time may be received shall be published in writing and posted in conspicuous places at all facilities of the department and such publication shall be made available to all offenders in the custody of the department.
(4) The commissioner shall make a determination of the number of days of reduction of sentence which may be awarded an offender as meritorious earned time for participation in approved programs or projects; the number of days shall be determined by the commissioner on the basis of each particular program or project. * * *
(5) No offender shall be awarded any meritorious earned time while assigned to the maximum security facilities for disciplinary purposes.
(6) All meritorious earned time shall be forfeited by the offender in the event of escape and/or aiding and abetting an escape.
(7) Any officer or employee of the department who shall willfully violate the provisions of this section and be convicted therefor shall be removed from office or employment.
(8) An offender may forfeit all or any part of his meritorious earned time allowance for just cause upon the written order of the commissioner or his designee. Any meritorious earned time allowance forfeited under this section shall not be restored nor shall it be re-earned by the offender.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
the provisions mentioned are here:
Meritorious Earned Time:

Meritorious Earned Time (MET) allows for a discretionary reduction of sentence for satisfactory participation in educational, vocational, and work programs.

· Can only be earned on or after an offender's date of sentence

· An offender can only receive a total of 180 MET days during his/her incarceration

· An offender cannot earn more than 10 days of MET each month

· Judicial Review A&D and RID offenders cannot receive MET or Trusty Status while participating in an assigned program

Offenders will not be eligible for MET if they:

· Have receive a mandatory or habitual sentence

· Have been assigned to a maximum-security facility for disciplinary reasons

· Have been found guilty of a major or serious RVR within the past six months

· Have been found guilty of a minor RVR within the past three months

· Have received a life sentence

· Were convicted of capital murder, murder (homicide), attempted capital murder, or attempted murder (homicide)

· Have not discharged the entire sentence for the:

o Conviction of a sex crime

o Conviction for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

· Have not served the remainder of the sentence for which an ERS violation was applied
SB 2880 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-1003, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE ONE-YEAR LIMITATION ON PLACEMENT IN THE INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM; TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION AGAINST PLACING OFFENDERS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES IN THE PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

SB 3024 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CLAIMS FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT; TO EXPRESS LEGISLATIVE INTENT; TO REQUIRE CLAIMANTS TO PRESENT STATEMENT OF CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION; TO ENACT STANDARDS; TO PROVIDE FOR PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS; TO ENACT STANDARDS FOR JUDGMENT AND AWARD; TO ENACT A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR EXTENSION THEREOF; TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT OF APPEAL FROM AN ADVERSE DECISION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.



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does anyone know of the 30/30 program changing in mississippi so that sex offenders will qualifiy for it as well and is there any truth to the 85% law that was suppose to go into effect in july there as well..or was it a rumor...thank-you
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