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Old 01-24-2010, 05:44 PM
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Awww...this is like the only one i'm interested in too since my best friend is a violent offender
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Is there a different law being passed besides the SBX18? B/c I was speaking to my fiance a today and he said he goes for his annual on Tuesday. He said he told his counselor that he wanted to be transferred closer to home for his last few years and she said that you might be home sooner she asked him if he was 85%. She was like she can't give too much detail until everything is finalized. he says a lot of sentences are being reduced I don't know. I'm not getting too happy until i know for sure. I'll have to wait until Tuesday..........
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Is there a different law being passed besides the SBX18? B/c I was speaking to my fiance a today and he said he goes for his annual on Tuesday. He said he told his counselor that he wanted to be transferred closer to home for his last few years and she said that you might be home sooner she asked him if he was 85%. She was like she can't give too much detail until everything is finalized. he says a lot of sentences are being reduced I don't know. I'm not getting too happy until i know for sure. I'll have to wait until Tuesday..........
I totally agree. Im not going to get excited but I would like to know if my love can get home earlier than the three years he has left.
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my hubby jus got 20 years 8 months at 80%. could it go down to 65%? hes goin to tracy this week. will they tell him there?
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Just wanted to throw my two cents to. My hubby heard from his counselor recently the same thing about SOME 85%ers. But like everyone lets stay postive and keep the faith but not get our hopes up until it actually happens.
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This is the section of the law that would need to change

2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 15 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 15-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 15 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative.

It would be rephrased like this
"2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 35 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 35-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 35 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative."

Until that law changes, you will not see your loved one out of the joint. Personally, I go nuke the entire penal code and replace with a state sentencing commission which will dramatically simpfly law.

I believe in the 85 percent law for violent felonies but shorter determinate sentences are the answer to the problem. The sentencing commission would dump all of the enhancements and each crime will be placed in five categories (especially migitated, mitigated, presumptive, aggravated, especially aggravated). Three-strike law is dumped and replaced by a level based system that determines the sentence on what level the offender is on. Indeterminate life is scrapped for longer, determinate sentences. It is more time in prison but the offender will get out when his sentence is completed and not be held in prison for life.

I have not done any real work on it. Do not have the time but at least, that it is framework for reform.

Instead, when is Arnold going to listen to a common citizen to solve this problem. I doubt it.
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This is the section of the law that would need to change

2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 15 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 15-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 15 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative.

It would be rephrased like this
"2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 35 percent of worktime credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 35-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 35 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative."

Until that law changes, you will not see your loved one out of the joint. Personally, I go nuke the entire penal code and replace with a state sentencing commission which will dramatically simpfly law.

I believe in the 85 percent law for violent felonies but shorter determinate sentences are the answer to the problem. The sentencing commission would dump all of the enhancements and each crime will be placed in five categories (especially migitated, mitigated, presumptive, aggravated, especially aggravated). Three-strike law is dumped and replaced by a level based system that determines the sentence on what level the offender is on. Indeterminate life is scrapped for longer, determinate sentences. It is more time in prison but the offender will get out when his sentence is completed and not be held in prison for life.

I have not done any real work on it. Do not have the time but at least, that it is framework for reform.

Instead, when is Arnold going to listen to a common citizen to solve this problem. I doubt it.

Thank you so much for posting this! My husband is doing 85% right now on a doubled sentenced. (He was sentenced to Twice the mid term of his crime) Even though our guys are trying to go to school, take advantage of any program available, and following their program without any trouble, they will not be eligible for early release. It is so frustrating!! It's just another way for the state to make money off of our guys!! I am thankful that he is coming home eventually. I'm just upset. Sorry. I had to vent.

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What about the guys that are in a fire camp serving 80% or 85% will they be eligible for any credits?
nope. they still have to serve the whole 80 or 85%.
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Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...
Hello Shadows Girl Have you heard anything to confirm the 85% to 65%? My Husband was sentenced this year on February to serve 85% of 2yrs and 8 months. I miss him so much and wish so dearly this is true. He seems to think he will have to do the 85% but now with rumors of them moving California inmates out of state this scares me since I have not yet been approved to visit him. Let me know if you heard anything new. My Husband is at Wasco.

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My husband was sentenced to 2 years with 85% and believe me he is serving that exact time. No 65%. This rumor has been going on since our last bid. It would be nice but nope just another rumor. But times are being reduced but it's up to the inmate to make that happen by taking classes and so forth. I believe its like a week off for completing a course. But it's like a once a year thing. But there are many helpful threads on here to help with the understanding on who qualifies for the reductions.
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I have heard this many times before and i just got a letter from my husband today and I'll tell you like I keep telling him when I see his name and CDC number with his new release date then I will believe it I don't care if they announce it I don't care if Obama comes to my house and tells me to my face I wanna see it in black and white because ya'll know how cdcr get down
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My man told me today that he got a paper stating he was eligible for the reduction to 65%. I asked him to mail it to me, because I can't believe it until I see it, either. If I get the letter, I will let you all know what it says.
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I know in january they passed some kind of law for an early release for non violent inmates
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I know in january they passed some kind of law for an early release for non violent inmates

To be eligible they can't have any strikes on their record either.
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Hi! I was looking for an update on this myself! We heard the same rumor, but nothing had ever been confirmed. Does anyone know where we can check into this?

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Hello everyone! I know that there have been rumors for along time about this topic. I got a phonecall from my husband today and he told me that last night all the mac reps met up for a meeting and that they were told that starting some time towards the end of Jan. That the sentences will be reduced. He didnt believe it so when he went to work he asked his boss and his boss said that he heard that too. Still my husband didnt believe it so he asked one of the captians and he comfirmed this also. My husband wont believe it until he sees it on paper in black and white. So he asked the captain where he could get any info on this. He was told to have his people search online. I tried to this afternoon and didnt find any thing. Has anyone else heard this? Please let me know... I dont want to be let down if my baby is not gonna come home to me soon. I forgot to mantion that he is in California...
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Can any one let me know if there is a bill that has passed for State prisoners that instead of serving 85% of their time it will be reduced to 65%. I am looking for that bill but unable to find anything on it.
I'm sorry to tell you that there is NO bill about reducing sentences from 85% to 65% for inmates in California prisons. It's a rumor that's been going around for a long time.
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Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

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I dont know if you are in California, but my love was just told he has to do 80% and he was a previous 2 striker.

I think it all depends on the situation and where you live to be honest




65% is probably a rumor for anyone with a violent felony

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Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

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No changes regarding CDC percentages. I'm sorry to report that it sounds like yet another rumor based on wishful thinking.
85% is what inmates have to serve if the crime is defined as violent. I've heard of no proposals to increase the conduct credits, and certainly there has been no new legislation related to that.

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Can anyone let me know if there has been a law passed regarding the 85%. My husband has been asking me to look up a ruling that the law has been passed that they no long have to do 85% it has been reduced to 65% but I cannot find anything regarding that for state prisoners.

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I dont know if you are in California, but my love was just told he has to do 80% and he was a previous 2 striker.

I think it all depends on the situation and where you live to be honest




65% is probably a rumor for anyone with a violent felony
Yes I do live in california and mine was told he has to do 85%. He was jsut asking u know the inmate give false information.
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Thank you, Mine was just told that he needed to do 85%. One of the inmates told him that the bill had passed
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Yeah, we are waiting for it to come like the second coming.
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My man told me today that he got a paper stating he was eligible for the reduction to 65%. I asked him to mail it to me, because I can't believe it until I see it, either. If I get the letter, I will let you all know what it says.
Did you're man get a chance to mail you that paper stating he was eligible for 65%
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Is 1/2 time being changed? My hubby was sentenced to 3 yrs 50%. He says its changed to 35% but I havnt found anything about it online.
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