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

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  • Jul 11th, 2017
    Someone from Edmonds, WA writes:
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  • Jul 11th, 2017
    Janae M. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
  • Jul 9th, 2017
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  • Jul 7th, 2017
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  • Jul 7th, 2017
    Michael J. from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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    Non violent offenders need rehabilitation not more time locked up with violent ones.
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  • Jul 6th, 2017
    Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
  • Jul 6th, 2017
    Chris J. from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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    Change 85% to 65%or45% help people get out again to their kids
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  • Jul 4th, 2017
    Deanna K. from Spokane, WA writes:
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    Non violent offenders need rehabilitation not more time locked up with violent ones.
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  • Jul 4th, 2017
    Susan W. from Wichita Falls, TX writes:
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    My daughter received 200 months for possession non violent drug charge. People are out here committing more dangerous crimes and receiving a lot less time. Please change to 65%
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  • Jul 2nd, 2017
    Someone from Greensboro, NC writes:
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    My best friend is incarcerated in Virginia and he got sentenced for having spice (k2) but was sentenced as if he had hardcore drugs. Please release non violent inmates with 65% of there time instead of 85%, they're not a threat to society! Thank you
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  • Jul 2nd, 2017
    Someone from Dunnellon, FL writes:
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    My fiancé currently has a 5 year sentence for non violent charges that started with drugs, turned to a loss of a job and then made bad decisions while on drugs in order to provide for his family. Me and his young daughter. He has been threatened with a stabbing more times than I can remember. He is there to serve his time and get home but the other inmates want to use him as a pawn essentially. He is not in any gangs and does not associate with others. And yet he still gets threatened. Inmates actually went after him once because they thought he was someone else, they had the shank on his neck, blood drawn and someone at the last minute told them they had the wrong guy. He could have been killed. The sooner he can get out of there, the better for him and his family.
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  • Jul 1st, 2017
    Someone from Mansfield, OH writes:
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    My boyfriend is currently serving 5 years mandatory time as a non violent drug offender, He was in a bad situation and had to provide for our kids. You do all you can to feed and protect your children. For him to be serving this much time away from his family with rapist, murders, child molesters is not right by any mean. He was a good man, worked everyday did what he had to do to provide for his family. He made a mistake and is now serving more time than some whom have taken others lives. Please consider less jail time for good men in bad situations who can come out and make society better. He is not a violent man, he is a good father and I wish there was some way for him to come home to us.
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  • Jul 1st, 2017
    Someone from Sanford, NC writes:
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    My boyfriend is currently serving 5 years mandatory time as a non violent drug offender, He was in a bad situation and had to provide for our kids. You do all you can to feed and protect your children. For him to be serving this much time away from his family with rapist, murders, child molesters is not right by any mean. He was a good man, worked everyday did what he had to do to provide for his family. He made a mistake and is now serving more time than some whom have taken others lives. Please consider less jail time for good men in bad situations who can come out and make society better. He is not a violent man, he is a good father and I wish there was some way for him to come home to us.
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  • Jun 30th, 2017
    Char J. from Fort Worth, TX writes:
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    Please hurry and now they deserve a 2nd or 3 Rd chance to try to be free.. these killers and rapist and child molesters do not deserve freedom.. please help release my cousin Charles.f. Jackson a nonviolent drug offender in league texas. 11 years too long and the offenders of rape and molestation or killers have been released and he still there and is a non violent drug offender..he has kids. He's a good dude that was set up.let him go back home to fort Worth TX
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  • Jun 29th, 2017
    Someone from Kingman, AZ writes:
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    65 percent is good enough for none violent crimes
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  • Jun 29th, 2017
    Someone from Campo, CA writes:
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    Absolutely agree with 65% for non violent sentences.
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  • Jun 29th, 2017
    Someone from Campo, CA writes:
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    Absolutely agree with 65% for non violent sentences.
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  • Jun 29th, 2017
    P G. from Staten Island, NY signed.
  • Jun 26th, 2017
    Kassie F. from Roanoke, TX signed.
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    JoAnn M. from Tucson, AZ signed.
  • Jun 23rd, 2017
    Courtney W. from East Moline, IL writes:
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    I believe they should reduce the time to 65% It's sad were the only Country that has the highest percentages of people locked behind bars. They need to stop putting money in these terrible prisons and put them into programs to help those who are heading down the wrong path
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  • Jun 22nd, 2017
    Lori C. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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    The time people in Va. are spending in prison is too lengthy for non violent crimes. I live in Tn. and this is an article on the percentage served here. (Tennessee: Release eligibility for each defendant sentenced as an especially mitigated offender shall occur after service of either twenty percent (20%) or thirty percent (30%) of the actual sentence imposed, less sentence credits earned and retained by the defendant. The percentage of service shall be d on the judgment order. If the order is silent, release eligibility shall occur after service of twenty percent (20%) of the actual sentence imposed.)So my question to you is why are non violent offenders spending so many years in Virginia prisons. Please repeal this. Thank you.
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  • Jun 22nd, 2017
    Someone from Grandview, MO writes:
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    Yes lets do this. Some people convicted don't deserve to do that much time. Their impact is greater and needed with their family.
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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    pray that they reduce the time to 65% . This is past due
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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  • Jun 21st, 2017
    mzdeline w. from Clermont, FL writes:
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    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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    Someone from Clermont, FL writes:
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  • Jun 18th, 2017
    Someone from Crystal River, FL writes:
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    Please don't take parantes from kids under 14 years. Stop this
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  • Jun 18th, 2017
    Mistey H. from Independence, MO writes:
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    I too am facing federal charges. I am currently out on pretrial bond. I have been clean and sober and active in AA for a year and a half. I have found a new life, a good life. I know share my story with others in hopes of helping them. I am a productive member of society today. In July I go to plead guilty and will be taken away from my 2 children and family. I hope and pray that the 65% passes. I'm a non violent offender also and just want all this behind do that I nay move on with my life and be the great mother that I am today.
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  • Jun 13th, 2017
    Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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    Hello! I am the fiance to a man who has just been sentenced to seven years doing 85% time. The charges that he is facing are absolutely ludicrous. He is not a violent offender or a repeat offender it's just because of the Arizona mandated times and having to do 85%. If there is any way I can help others, fight, or petition the time sentencing here in Arizona I am willing to work hard and do it. I believe certain people are meant to be in jail While others should not be in jail and wasting taxpayers dollars over something that doesn't even deserve time.
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  • Jun 13th, 2017
    Aphtan O. from Waco, TX writes:
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    im facing federal time for a non violent drug offense, I have an 11 year old son who needs me.
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  • Jun 12th, 2017
    Someone from Flagstaff, AZ signed.

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