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Give Lifers With Possibility Of Parole Their Release Dates

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it is time for us to all take a stand for prison inmates with life sentences. we always talk about how the prison system is there to rehabilitate criminals. the department of corrections along with the parole board has decided that in order to be eligible for parole you have to complete certain requirements. the first requirement that the actual time that the prisoner received has been completed. during this time, the prisoner have to also be a model inmate. The inmate must also show remorse for his crimes. the inmate should also take self help classes for any substance abuse issues. The inmate also should take advantage of any educational courses offered to learn marketable job skills.

the question should now be asked, what else can they do to make themselves eligible for parole? after completing all the requirements said above, the inmate should be allowed to get a parole date. this is not taking place. something needs to be done. Lifers are not getting a second chance like they should.

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3 days ago
Someone from Clovis, NM writes:
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I feel as though an inmate should have the opportunity to be paroled from a life sentence if he has completed all of the requirements given by law. Families suffer without their loved one. If an inmate has spent so much of their time in prison and has proven that they can be productive in the system they should be given the opportunity to be productive in the out side world with that much time in they are very likely to stay out of the system for good. Hoping and praying that congress passes the law to parole some lifers.
January 30, 2017
Someone from Cleveland, OH writes:
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The state of pa does not have years which would indicate life sentences for instance normal life is 25 years. the laws are trying to be god and trying to say these people are worthless yet want them to attend programs better themselves for what. they dont even get a second chance some states give you 3 strikes not pa they only care about money and the families are going down because our men are in jail and causing our young men to follow in thier foot steps
January 29, 2017
Carlos N. from West Covina, CA writes:
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Pay heed to all incarcerated illegal immigrants that been locked up since they were minors ....they should be afforded the chance to go back to their countries and serve their time over there...this will save us taxpayer a lot of money that could be put to education...
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Scot B. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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I totally agree ...when at a young age I think we have all made mistakes...some worst than others.. nevertheless these mistakes were made because we didn't understand in all truthfulness the consequences for our actions....there are men in prison who been put away since their adolece years and if they were to to that the consequences for theic actions were gonna cause so much pain to the victims family and their own the would of never chosen to do what they did....they are ready to show society that they have grown up to be men and they would give anything to get a second chance...it shouldn't take 20 or 25 years to be given a second chance it should be 10 to 15 years period ...u want them to rehabilitate not to become institutinalized.....free all juvenile lifers ....the wil not screw up again....lets remember how it used to be 30 years ago when juveniles were sent to CYA and after they turn 25 years old they would be given a second chance...this should of never changed in the first place ...and I agree that if this method did not appear to work all they should of done was raise the sentence by 5years instead of getting released at their 25th birthday move it to their 30th years birthday MAX...lets get together sons, daughters ,brothers , and sisters,,mothers and fathers, and wife's to all our loved ones incarcerated in prison since their youth lets negotiate with the Senate and bring forward ideas like this lets work together as one ...give these juvenile offenders a meaningful second chance...march for rehabilitation not intitutionalism.!!!!
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Scot B. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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I totally agree ...when at a young age I think we have all made mistakes...some worst than others.. nevertheless these mistakes were made because we didn't understand in all truthfulness the consequences for our actions....there are men in prison who been put away since their adolece years and if they were to to that the consequences for theic actions were gonna cause so much pain to the victims family and their own the would of never chosen to do what they did....they are ready to show society that they have grown up to be men and they would give anything to get a second chance...it shouldn't take 20 or 25 years to be given a second chance it should be 10 to 15 years period ...u want them to rehabilitate not to become institutinalized.....free all juvenile lifers ....the wil not screw up again....lets remember how it used to be 30 years ago when juveniles were sent to CYA and after they turn 25 years old they would be given a second chance...this should of never changed in the first place ...and I agree that if this method did not appear to work all they should of done was raise the sentence by 5years instead of getting released at their 25th birthday move it to their 30th years birthday MAX...lets get together sons, daughters ,brothers , and sisters,,mothers and fathers, and wife's to all our loved ones incarcerated in prison since their youth lets negotiate with the Senate and bring forward ideas like this lets work together as one ...give these juvenile offenders a meaningful second chance...march for rehabilitation not intitutionalism.!!!!
1 month ago
Paola G. from Roseville, CA writes:
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I agree lifers deserve a second chance. They made a mistake and funny thing is the enhancements are what give more time. Its better to just do the time. My dear friend is has completed his time that was 9 years for his base term and for having a gun it gave him 25-life with this whole prop 57 he will be able to get credits but my question is how are they applied? He made a mistake and is now paying life? That's not rehab that is just putting someone in hole and throwing the key away. Might I add with no hope for release why would you expect them to behave?
1 month ago
Paola G. from Antelope, CA writes:
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I agree lifers deserve a second chance. They made a mistake and funny thing is the enhancements are what give more time. Its better to just do the time. My dear friend is has completed his time that was 9 years for his base term and for having a gun it gave him 25-life with this whole prop 57 he will be able to get credits but my question is how are they applied? He made a mistake and is now paying life? That's not rehab that is just putting someone in hole and throwing the key away. Might I add with no hope for release why would you expect them to behave?
January 9, 2017
Wanda B. from Vero Beach, FL writes:
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Let it be known that i do not accept bad behavior, or do i reward it, but clearly our jails are over crowded at not all inmates receive the adaquate attention need to be rehabiliitated for example i am writing the comment on behalf of my daughters father, he wrote me for the fist time in years asking me to look into his case. Now being the snoop that i am i myself have some questions about his case. He was convicted in 2006 on drug related charges and was given a life sentence, my first thought was do the crime do the time, then i was told by others that he should have not asked for a jury trial if he was guilty, well after getting his letter and listening to his concerns, i had to question myself, there must be some doubt to his charges if he wanted a jury of his peers to hear his case, when he should have just pleaded guilty and not risk a jury giving him a life sentence, my stance on this we are all human and made of flesh yes we will sin but for the love of god, don't throw the baby out with the bath water, we live in the United States Of American, if this man can right me a letter from prison asking me to take a look at his case, my question is why no one else has, not only for Mr. Timothy Woulard, but for all the other inmates that are serving a life sentence, what have we accomplished if we keep this up, Nothing, and to whom ever read my rant. Please lead me in the right direction, I just want closure so i can give him closure, I have nothing to gain but the truth.
December 29, 2016
Someone from San Ysidro, CA writes:
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17 years of age he was given 2nd degree murder and life. The adult you committed the crime, was given Murder and he is out now . 10 yrs. I find it very hard to believe that the 17 ur old can't be given another chance.
December 29, 2016
Someone from West Covina, CA writes:
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they deserve a chance