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Old 04-02-2017, 02:43 PM
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Exclamation Texas Parole Reform: Work Time Credit for Diligent Participation

Diligent participation time credit should be awarded to ALL individuals, including non-violent and violent offenders, retroactively towards earlier parole eligibility. This would include time credit for completing educational programs, vocational training, treatment, work programs or participating in other productive activities.

There should be a meaningful presumption of release at first eligibility, fashioned in a way that the majority of prisoners will be released at that time. Parole boards should not be authorized to deny release on the grounds that the prisoner has not served sufficient time for punishment purposes.

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Old 04-02-2017, 04:56 PM
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Upon what do you base that there should be a presumption of a favorable first vote? Do you REALLY want to see Texas change to the other States that require everyone to (by law) serve substantial percentages of their sentence? That is exactly what you are doing when you ignore the fact that, by law, parole is a privilege and not a right.

Further, everyone is eligible to accumulate good conduct time. Only those with an offense since September 1987 are eligible for work time just as nobody with an offense that occurred in the 90's is going to have any PMA credits and you won't even see many post-1985 that have blood time credits. Yeah, those exist.

You also want to retroactively tell every jury that their opinion on a sentence imposed at trial meant nothing since they were all given instructions that discussed the point at which someone might become eligible.

Oh, and you are also asking for a very substantial tax increase and drastic cutbacks on services in order to fund the revolving door that you are begging for...the discussions in the other thread about HB2120 indicate that there were some 19K persons who would instantly become eligible for parole. The agency is unable to FILL positions right now because of a hiring freeze. How do you propose to address those 19K IPO interviews that need to occur plus the 19K Board votes that would now have to be added to the ~70K occurring annually amongst the 21 voters.

Oh, and even if we presume that 25 percent are approved, how do you propose funding the supervision of those ~5K new releasees on the streets?

If there is a change going forward to eligibility requirements, you will NOT be seeing it made retroactive just as none of the other changes in the past 30 years were retroactive (save for SB45/HB1914 cases which did not change eligibility requirements but only served to change voting processes and set-off durations).

Do not forget that a new generation of citizens are now getting pissed about soft sentences. Montgomery County is seeing a wave of criminals coming up from Harris County who are in their own revolving door on misdemeanors and State Jail sentences. Travis County has had its own issues. Dallas/Fort Worth sees the same impact as does Houston. Those citizens might not have been around for the revolving door era in the late 1980's but they damned sure see what happens today and are also seeing the problems with repeat property crimes in California as a result of their soft-on-crime initiatives. If you begin making more people eligible sooner, you will see sentence length spike upward...

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Old 04-03-2017, 03:55 AM
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I know you always need to troll all posts here but hey, if you don't agree, don't sign, okay? Simple as that. Thanks!
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I know you always need to troll all posts here but hey, if you don't agree, don't sign, okay? Simple as that. Thanks!
So pointing out the obvious issues is now trolling? I think not.

Those are the very same issues you need to be prepared to answer if you ever testify in front of the legislative committees or even just speak to a member of the Legislature.

You seem to forget that some of us actually have extensive experience IN those areas AND were around during the first revolving door era...
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:25 AM
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And you seem to forget that some of us are actually WORKING in the system RIGHT NOW! Most of us actually tend to see individuals not numbers. So sign or don't sign but this discussion is off-topic here. Thanks
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