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Old 06-22-2012, 01:14 PM
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Is it true that they will be dropping 80% to 60%?
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Who is they? Check the pending legislation there and see if it is true, or just another urban myth.
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Here's a link to a 2011 article that details the changes to the CA sentencing laws, none of them helpful to inmates.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_868326.html

Here's another that discusses sentencing trends in CA.
http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/c...cingtrends.pdf

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Here's a link to a 2011 article that details the changes to the CA sentencing laws, none of them helpful to inmates.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_868326.html
Article dated 6/23/12 for pics dated 2011. Article discusses Supreme Court ruling last Monday 18th, in error. The 18th had nothing to do with Plata vs. Brown, Supreme Court ruling 5/23/11. Different Browns!

Plata vs. Brown began in 2009, under different Governor and more Plaintiffs. All in the same, legislature was amended January 2010, called SB18x3. Urgency Amendment to the January 2010 - oops found when Chelsea King was raped & killed by John Gardner. Hence SB76, September 28, 2010. Then came Supreme Court decision for Plata vs. Brown and more amendments and changes.

Therefore there are 4 (more recent) different situations, plus all stipulations, for each inmate.

Pre-January 25, 2010
January 25, 2010 - September 28, 2010
September 28, 2010 -September 31, 2011
Oct 1, 2011- forward (till next change)

As far as percentages used in these laws, it's only discussed for eligibility of pre-sentence/post-sentence/incarcerated credits/Earliest Parole Release. It's calculated through the system. For example: laymen state fire camp is 35%. It's not and CDCR states: Fire camp is 2 credits for 1 served. Some credits are 1 for 1, some are credits per x-amount of days served. CDCR, SB18x3, and SB76, all concur on this.

All 4 different situations noted above state: certain crimes get no credits. SB76 assures that. The crime might be on the excluded list, located on CDCR website, under realignment. That list keeps being updated as well. Doesn't mean the already incarcerated inmate's term changes.

Appellate Defenders Inc. has great info and easy to understand lingo. There are tons of appeals in the works still. It's the biggest mess ever.

We had a heated discussion under release of inmates, where links were provided, and tons of information discussed. It's under Prison Talk/CA/General

The inmates who have been in lots longer have even different situations due to laws; prior to, January 2, 2003 and July 1, 2009. I'm not familiar with those, but I'm sure their cases carry tougher laws.

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My correction. The Huffington Post article was in archives and was dated 2011 after the Supreme Court decision on Plata vs. Gov. Brown. Confusion in the article when it stated last Monday, cause last Monday in today's time, was the Supreme Court decision on People vs Brown. The latest decision was about if credits would be given retroactively. Again we have two cases with Brown, one an inmate, one our Governor.
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