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I just heard a rumor that a Macon, GA new crew did an interview with the new head of the GDCC and he said they were giving early releases to approximately 300 inmates a month due to overcrowding. Haven't found any substantial info about it though. Anyone?
Speaking of rumors, My husband is located at Baldwin State and he said the guard at the prison said that they have changed the 90% rule, to 65% effective June 1 and he also said there has been talks also of releasing a number of inmates next month to accomodate the over crowding of the prison system.
He said the the 90% information was also on the news, did not watch the news, so I can't be for sure.
I will be so happy too. Please keep me informed as I live in NewYork and dont have access to GA.news.I know I ask alot of you ladies, and I thank you for all your help.You are all truly GODS BLESSING in my life. Dont know what I would have done thru this without you all. THANK YOU
I have been searching all over the internet for information on this-and I found an interview with Commissioner Donald on GPTV that aired on Friday, May 21 and Sunday May 23. You can view that interview on the GPTV website. Just search "Georgia Public Television" and it will send you right to the site. The interview is about 30 minutes long, and I watched it on Windows Media Player. He has a lot of really really good ideas, and I think he is the type of person that can get things done. Happy Watching
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I don't think he said anything about the 90% thing. But I was in a hurry earlier so I'm about to go watch it again. He does seem like a really good guy to have as commish. There was alot of talk about transition centers and I remember something about the "seven deadly sins" but they were talking about how they just get out after thier time with no transition or probation. He didn't seem like he liked the laws that had been put in place to get us where we are today,but he's trying not to be political. Anyway,I need to go watch it again!
P.S.>>It was kinda sad seening the prisoners in the white uniforms that say state prisoner on the back cause I know that's what my baby is wearing.......
Unfortunately The Dept of Corrections has no say as far as the 90% rule or the early release of prisoners that is the purview of the Parole Board only. Rumors as far as the 90% rule have been floating around for as long as it has been in effect. I don't believe anything will be done as long as it is an election year no politition wants to be seen as soft on crime. I strongly urge everyone to get involved in the political process as that is where the changes will come from.
Found this...didn't know if anyone would be interested!
ATLANTA, March 14
The state parole board has approved the release of 1,100 Georgia prison inmates serving time for nonviolent crimes in order to relieve overcrowding, parole officials confirmed today.
Inmates released under the program will begin to emerge from prisons across the state on Monday, the parole board's chairman, James T. Morris, said.
The prisoners set for release are serving time for nonviolent crimes such as motor vehicle theft, forgery and burglary, he said, and none of the inmates had more than six months left to serve.
The prisoners set for release will not be placed under supervisory parole, but will have their sentences commuted, Mr. Morris said. Mr. Morris said that the parole board members were ''extremely reluctant to do this'' and would face criticism, but that overcrowding in the prison system had left them no alternative.
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I had heard about this. Two seperate wardens had actually announced this to their inmates. Calhoun and Valdosta State, that is what I was told. I heard it was 90 day commutes and that the State was actually hoping to do up to 180 days. The same day I heard about it ,my husband told me a guy he is in with got a notice, that day, that he was being released the following week. It was out of the blue and it was 3 months prior to his max out date. The guy was taken by total suprise and he was in for a sex offense. I think things will start happening due to overcrowding. They are trying to keep in quiet so the public will not be outraged ,but something was going to have to give.
I haven't heard anything about this but my hubby has been seeing a lot of people being called in for release paperwork who didn't have dates set or anything. There have been a lot going home where he is. Bad thing for me is that we have a TPM that is just a little over a month away and they are sending people with no TPM home. I guess if they are close to maxing out, it isn't that bad. I'm glad they are doing something even if they are keeping it under wraps. I hope some of us get to be caught in this wave of releases.
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I hate to be the bah humbug here and I don't want to dash anyones hopes but I have been in this system with my husband for 3 years now and have heard these rumors since day one. I say like this, the best we can do is pray but don't get your hopes up. Keep in your mind that he will do at least 1/3 of his time and if he gets out any earlier than AMEN! consider it a blessing. But I've gotten to the point that I will believe a rumor when I see it.
Sorry to be a downer and I pray for everyone to be reunited with their loved one soon!
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I gotta agree with chuiey on this one, I have seen early release rumors since the beginning and as much as I've always wanted them to be true, I hate for them to give people false hope just to be disappointed when it doesn't happen. I've have heard the early release rumors and the 2 for 1 rumors since the beginning and haven't seen it actually happen.
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I have read recently on news website that they are thinking of releasing terminally sick people/elders who are no threat. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news...es-rise-030610 Doesn't effect most of us but its a start in my opinion to increasing the guidelines early release in ga