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

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Change the law for non-violent offenders to serve 65% of their time instead of 85%. Too much time is being giving to non-violent offenders. Most get more time than the person that killed, raped, molested, etc and it's not fair.. Fairness for everyone is all I'm seeking regardless of who you are. The law that's in effect now targets certain people.
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Dec 7th, 2017
Jonathan C. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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How do we know if a bill is going to be sent in for 2018? Is anyone working on a new bill to submit a 65 percent law? Where can we sign to show support? Came across this today and would like to help if possible. Just signing is one part but being hands on is better. Thanks
Dec 7th, 2017
tabitha c. from Bristol, VA signed.
Dec 7th, 2017
Someone from Elburn, IL writes:
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Agree to reduce to 65%, given the offender meets all qualifications.
Dec 5th, 2017
Lisa J. from Bristol, VA writes:
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It should be dropped to 65% for non-violent crimes. A murderer gets less time than someone who is just addicted to drugs. After they are off the drugs for a long time they begin to see what life is really about and want to start experiencing it, but can't get out of prison to really try to make a new life for themselves and their children and families.
Dec 4th, 2017
Someone from Ormond Beach, FL writes:
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Florida is an awful place to be sentenced and serve time in, they have 85% and no parole! It’s all about the money, and of course there’s no rehab or programs in the majority of the facilities to better yourself or prepare for the day you’re released. Change the laws!
Dec 3rd, 2017
Someone from Glendale, AZ writes:
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Az seriously needs to stop making prisons their GNP! This is the "hang em" state! ND/NR offenders are getting life sentences here. Please change these archaic laws!
Dec 3rd, 2017
Marvena K. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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Az seriously needs to stop making prisons their GNP! This is the "hang em" state! ND/NR offenders are getting life sentences here. Please change these archaic laws!
Dec 3rd, 2017
Mercedes M. from Tempe, AZ writes:
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I agree to change the time served for non-violent offenders from 85% to 65%. Its hard for them everyday to be sentenced to that much time, for a non-violent crime. Give them a reasonable time for the crime and set them free back into the world.
Dec 3rd, 2017
Someone from Douglas, AZ writes:
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I agree, please do change it from 85% to 65%.
Dec 2nd, 2017
Silvia A. from Garden Grove, CA writes:
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65% of time served is more than sufficient for non violent offenders!!!
Nov 26th, 2017
Nancy G. from Henrico, VA writes:
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I agree with this...some inmates received sentences that are longer than child killers
Nov 26th, 2017
Someone from Lebanon, MO writes:
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I agree as well! However is this law when it gets passed going to be retroactive so the ones in there already serving 85% effect them as well?
Nov 24th, 2017
Someone from Sanford, FL writes:
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I agree I signed to reduce to 65%
Nov 22nd, 2017
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Time is still needed for most people. I believe when 65% of the time served an evaluation should be given. A lot of inmates will be on the right track given the right tools and contacts to leave prison with. Let's give the guys who have changed a chance.
Nov 22nd, 2017
Kimberly B. from Summerfield, FL writes:
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It is ridiculous that Florida DOC has an 85% mandatory serving of a sentence and taxpayers have to fund this when most other states have 65% or less. It is time for a change. Please vote for 65% the next time and let's help Florida's budget.
Nov 21st, 2017
Carol W. from Kingman, AZ writes:
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Please consider 65% time. Many inmates have changed their life around and are ready to be productive members of society. The extra long time away from their children and families is making rehabilitation harder if not impossible!
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Bailey, NC writes:
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Please change the 85% to 65% there are really good people behind bars allow them to pay for there crime but don't take there life away someone going in on a non violent crime leaving there 4 year old child and now she's 18 that's pointless' and so very unfair if they are doing positive in jail give them the opportunity to do positive in the world to help support there families in the right way.
Nov 21st, 2017
Kaitlyn P. from Wyoming, MI signed.
Nov 20th, 2017
Someone from Tucson, AZ writes:
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Please change this law it hurts to many families for no reason to have loved ones put away for no violent crimes and cost way to much in tax money
Nov 20th, 2017
Nancy from Charlotte, NC writes:
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The laws need to be changed for non-violent crimes. There are a lot of Veteran's serving time for non-violent acts. They should be receiving Mental health treatment instead of being locked up! They served their Country and deserve better. They do not receive the proper medication or counseling needed. I support the 65%
Nov 20th, 2017
Lily C. from Washington, DC signed.
Nov 20th, 2017
Someone from Washington, DC signed.
Nov 19th, 2017
Tonya N. from Petersburg, VA signed.
Nov 19th, 2017
Michelle G. from Glen Allen, VA signed.
Nov 19th, 2017
Shabrika F. from Prattville, AL signed.
Nov 19th, 2017
Dawn B. from Leesburg, FL signed.
Nov 18th, 2017
Someone from Wilmington, DE signed.
Nov 17th, 2017
Someone from Ellenwood, GA signed.
Nov 16th, 2017
Angelique K. from Fort White, FL signed.
Nov 15th, 2017
Jennifer R. from Louisville, KY signed.
Nov 14th, 2017
Ashley R. from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Nov 12th, 2017
Mary L. from Laurel Hill, NC writes:
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My love one has done 16 years consecutively in North Carolina for nonviolent theft crimes because he had served two times before for same thing never much over 24 mos. for those times and third time received 22 years. This is absurd and makes absolutely no sense at all. He is not a threat to his community I believe he was judged on his family and his juvenile record. How does locking a person away this long for this type of crime really show any type of reform. Actually this can make a person angry and bitter toward a corrupt system. He has written 38 manuscripts and has had a book published. He has paid his price and more. He hasn't raised any of his children. They are all adults or teens now. This is very disturbing and sad.
Nov 8th, 2017
Diana M. from Saint Augustine, FL writes:
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My son is doing 5yrs for a non-violent crime. I feel that's to long for the law he broke.rapest are doing less time.hes in North Carolina.
Nov 8th, 2017
Diana M. from Saint Augustine, FL writes:
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My son is doing 5yrs for a non-violent crime. I feel that's to long for the law he broke.rapest are doing less time.hes in North Carolina.
Nov 8th, 2017
Diana M. from Saint Augustine, FL writes:
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My son is doing 5yrs for a non-violent crime. I feel that's to long for the law he broke.rapest are doing less time.hes in North Carolina.
Nov 8th, 2017
Diana M. from Saint Augustine, FL writes:
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My son is doing 5yrs for a non-violent crime. I feel that's to long for the law he broke.rapest are doing less time.hes in North Carolina.
Nov 7th, 2017
Someone from Racine, WI signed.
Nov 7th, 2017
Someone from Orlando, FL signed.
Nov 6th, 2017
APRIL K. from Tempe, AZ writes:
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I believe this should pass due to non violent prisoners serving more time than prisoner who rape and molest children and adults, it's not right!
Nov 5th, 2017
Someone from Nacogdoches, TX signed.

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