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Serve 65% of time in prison instead of 85% for non-violent crimes

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  • Jul 16th, 2019
    Andy A. from Sterling Heights, MI signed.
  • Jul 16th, 2019
    Andy A. from Sterling Heights, MI signed.
  • Jul 12th, 2019
    Marilyn T. from Theodore, AL writes:
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    My husband is currently incarcerated in alabama. He was sentenced under the alabama habitual offender law for burgerlary. No lives were taken no families lost. No one wass hurt. Tge alabamahabitual offender law is redundant at best. It clearly states that if a person commits a class c felony, he or she will then be sentenced on a class b and etc... This is unfair and to me unconstitutional as to why? If you commit a class c felony then by all right they should serve a class c time. Which is 1 to 10 yrs. My husband commited a class b and was sentenced with a class a felony which upgraded him to 20 to life. He is currently serving life with no chance of parole which i find absolutely ridiculous. I dont deny my husband did wrong,but i do not believe that he should die in prison because of burgerlary when he hurt noone but himself. The inmates who were sentenced under that law who hurt no one should be set free. Im praying that the federal govermment takes over. There will be a mass release of inmates.
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  • Jul 11th, 2019
    Someone from Painter, VA writes:
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    My son was incarcerated at the age of 16. It’s a troublesome age but at one time he played football and wrestled and took honors classes. By the age of 16 he had made really bad adolescence choices which led him to more activities that landed him in jail with gun charges. We were convinced that taking the deal and allowing him to be tried as an adult would get him less time and it did. I realize that this story could have ended up much worse and because of his groups action there was a victim. Someone was wounded and will have the long term effects. My son needed to be stopped going down the path he was headed and for that I’m grateful. So far he is in a minimum security prison but I would like to see more programs within the system. My son will have the support he needs when he comes home but many inmates will not..many programs have been cut from Federal Funding however those programs have been proven to have a great impact on a inmate staying free or the tax payers burden of paying for a repeat offender. Let’s get it together and have a successful second chance program in place
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  • Jun 30th, 2019
    Sarah L. from Lumberton, NC writes:
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    Does this mean that ones already incarcerated does it aply to them also I really hope it does keep me informed
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  • Jun 29th, 2019
    Someone from Plant City, FL writes:
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    My son in for assault with a deadly weapon. Just bc his g/f baby daddy and witness said he did but there was no evidence. So they issued a warrant. When the baby daddy was wit two othet guys and the fired shots and found the bullet shells they did nothing. All bc the guy was. Cia that to me isn't right. Just bc the officer has it in for my son.
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  • Jun 24th, 2019
    Wilma S. from Warsaw, NC writes:
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    I'm for it.
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  • Jun 22nd, 2019
    Antinika C. from Portsmouth, VA writes:
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    What I Don’t Understand is Why the 65% goes to non-violent criminals Why Not All????? It’s not fair especially to the That didn’t commit the crime but been accused of it, and is serving more time then they should
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  • Jun 20th, 2019
    Eva H. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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    There really isn't any sort of rehabilitation services in Perryville I was there. 3 yrs for a drug possession crime. Come on now, that's too long for a non dangerous. Ridiculous
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  • Jun 12th, 2019
    Sarah L. from Lumberton, NC writes:
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    My son got 3 years for breaking in a coin machine he really a good person he just made a dumb decision and works and helps me yes please him
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  • Jun 12th, 2019
    Sarah L. from Lumberton, NC writes:
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    My son got 3 years for breaking in a coin machine he really a good person he just made a dumb decision and works and helps me yes please him
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  • Jun 8th, 2019
    Someone from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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    100% agree with the 65% my friend is serving time for being inside someone house that had guns totally not fair that he was taking away from his family for something that wasn’t his fault change the law when is enough gonna be enough not everyone in prison is a bad person
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  • Jun 5th, 2019
    Someone from Dover, DE writes:
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    Currently, the 65% law only applies to a very small percentage of those incarcerated in federal prisons. The vast majority of non-violent offenders are in state penitentiaries. Please expand legislation to include state penitentiaries.
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  • Jun 5th, 2019
    Someone from Camden Wyoming, DE writes:
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    I do not condone criminal acts of any kind. However, in my friend's case, recidivism was due to his inability to financially support himself because of his lack of skills and resources. His criminal background prevented him from acquiring a second job. My friend is a doting father and hard worker - as his former employer wrote in a character reference letter to the court. His primary focus was his three school-aged kids. He was very present in their lives - financially and emotionally. After paying court-ordered child support (to include health insurance), his weekly net pay was $100 or less. Because there was not sufficient funds to order support for the third child, he paid $500+ out-of-pocket monthly. After working eight hours, he picked up his daughter every night and cared for her six days a week. Extra-curricular activities for his three children were his responsibility. He provided transportation and finances. Custodial parents used his love for his kids as a weapon (i.e., no additional money, no visitation.) He acquired a personal loan for his daughter's special education. Repayment of the loan was his responsibility alone. He is 53 years old and a diabetic. He was recently diagnosed with medical problems with his back and hips. When medical allows him, he works in the kitchen. I wholeheartedly support the 65% legislation for non-violent offenders. As I stated in a character reference letter to the judge, he is so much more than what is written in his docket. Letters were written to Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker in support of the legislation and about my friend's case - although not acknowledged.
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  • Jun 2nd, 2019
    rick l. from New York, NY writes:
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  • May 30th, 2019
    Christine B. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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    I agree with this 1000%. I agree people need punishment, but prison and jail are not the way to correct these actions. The name department of corrections is a blatany misleading lie. Felons remain felons because prison doesnt fix the problems these men and women deal with. For most of them who are repeat offenders prison is like going home.. Which is terribly sad. The only emotions they really learn in there are hate and anger. Getting out into this real world ends up being so difficult, they end up repeating what theyve learned over and over again in prison. But theres really no HELP for felons. People say there's jobs for them but ive personally watched my husband bust his tail repeatedly to get a job with no luck. Felons who run into this are forced into a corner when trying to provide for themselves or their family.. Which results in them reverting back to what they know, which is crime. As someone already stated people take pleas from fear of gettinf almost a quadrupled sentence if they lose at trial. Being in prison is like being treated like an animal. I know i have personally been locked up before, thankfully only in county.. Felons are people too. Give them an opportunity to step out of that life and have a chance at a real life. I think 65% is fair... Its not just the prisoners that suffer. Their loved ones suffer with them.
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  • May 30th, 2019
    Someone from Chicago, IL writes:
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    My son is in prison and was given seven years by breaking up the situation where someone had a gun but because he had a felony back ground. he was given seven years in prison so I feel that is unfair and he asked to do 85% of that time which as I said he was put his hand on the weapon but it was to take it from someone so it’s just the one day I have the laws are
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  • May 28th, 2019
    Marsha M. from Waynesville, NC writes:
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    Offer help for people's addicttions not more time behind bars when their not violet people their addicts give them the help needed so they can get better and back with their loved ones
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  • May 24th, 2019
    Someone from Thorofare, NJ writes:
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    Once a plea has been taken it appears the entire sentence must be served. This is unfair as often the subject is urged to take a plea even if he wasn't guilty for fear he will get an even longer sentence if it goes to trial. I truly believe the 65% for all is fair.
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  • May 24th, 2019
    Someone from Thorofare, NJ writes:
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    Once a plea has been taken it appears the entire sentence must be served. This is unfair as often the subject is urged to take a plea even if he wasn't guilty for fear he will get an even longer sentence if it goes to trial. I truly believe the 65% for all is fair.
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  • May 24th, 2019
    Someone from Thorofare, NJ writes:
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    Once a plea has been taken it appears the entire sentence must be served. This is unfair as often the subject is urged to take a plea even if he wasn't guilty for fear he will get an even longer sentence if it goes to trial. I truly believe the 65% for all is fair.
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  • May 24th, 2019
    Someone from Thorofare, NJ writes:
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    Once a plea has been taken it appears the entire sentence must be served. This is unfair as often the subject is urged to take a plea even if he wasn't guilty for fear he will get an even longer sentence if it goes to trial. I truly believe the 65% for all is fair.
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  • May 19th, 2019
    Marcey G. from Palatka, FL signed.
  • May 9th, 2019
    Diane O. from Lawrenceburg, IN writes:
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    Lawrenceburg Indiana is one of the roughest States there is. You get a public intoxication charge you'll stay six months to a year if you don't have bond money. It's totally ridiculous what they get away with in this town so yes I totally agree with 65%
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  • May 7th, 2019
    DEBORAH J. from Gainesville, FL signed.
  • May 5th, 2019
    jimmy D. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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    I really do think mind ages prisoners are doing too much time they should do 65% and not 85%
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  • May 5th, 2019
    Maria W. from Orlando, FL writes:
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    Especially in these little small towns like Martin County, they were trying to give my husband 12 years for attempted theft and possession of burglary tools we pleaded out to the judge and wrote letters. We got it down to 5 years, but I still think that's too much. I agree something needs to change.
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  • May 1st, 2019
    Jeffrey B. from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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    For those who don't understand it's a financial gain to keep inmates in jail longer, that's why they took all programs out of prison
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  • Apr 30th, 2019
    Ebony W. from Auburndale, FL writes:
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    It used to be 65 percent for all that is the way it should be for all not just for some people
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  • Apr 28th, 2019
    Carin H. from Summerfield, FL writes:
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    It used to be 65 percent for all that is the way it should be for all not just for some people
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  • Apr 28th, 2019
    Carin H. from Summerfield, FL writes:
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    It used to be 65 percent for all that is the way it should be for all not just for some people
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  • Apr 28th, 2019
    Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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    Yes, my husband needs us we have 2little ones he got 2 aggravated dui's and he got 7years thats BS. I think he shouldve got less years ridiculous. Hoping 65percent passes.. We need him especially we have 2 little ones.
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  • Apr 24th, 2019
    Marsha M. from Waynesville, NC writes:
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    It is absolutely ridiculous that baby rapper will serve less time your taking a child innocence but you try to make 20 dollars for you do years absolutely ********. Geneva Whitten Waynesville nc
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  • Apr 24th, 2019
    Marsha M. from Waynesville, NC writes:
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    Offenders that's not violent give them less time their children ,family's need them to close for offenders with drug charges less time in prison and get them help for their addictions
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  • Apr 23rd, 2019
    Lekietha J. from Bradenton, FL signed.
  • Apr 23rd, 2019
    charlene d. from Palm Harbor, FL writes:
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    why are 1st time non violent offenders spending so much time in prison while serious violent offenders make deals for reduced sentences
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  • Apr 23rd, 2019
    charlene d. from Palm Harbor, FL writes:
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    why are 1st time non violent offenders spending so much time in prison while serious violent offenders make deals for reduced sentences
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  • Apr 23rd, 2019
    charlene d. from Palm Harbor, FL writes:
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    why are 1st time non violent offenders spending so much time in prison while serious violent offenders make deals for reduced sentences
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  • Apr 23rd, 2019
    charlene d. from Palm Harbor, FL writes:
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    why are 1st time non violent offenders spending so much time in prison while serious violent offenders make deals for reduced sentences
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  • Apr 22nd, 2019
    Lataquwanda S. from Melbourne, FL writes:
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    This needs to be done at state levels and not just federal.
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