He definitely knows - the ONE thing for sure is that an inmate knows the exact date they re to be released, there is nothing more important to an inmate than the day they are leaving. If the release date is "unknown", that means there are other forces in the way like potential new/old charges pending which keeps their release in question.
It depends on his charges - the length of the sentence seems pretty short and we doubt it will give him any relief because of it. Prop 57 changes the State Constitution sentencing and court procedures for two kinds of situations. Adults convicted of non-violent felonies would be eligible for parole after serving time for their main crimes. Inmates may also have more opportunities to reduce their sentences through credits for good behavior and approved educational activities.
Most of the times, a "hold" from another jurisdiction is known ahead of time and the inmate's coun selor will go over the new charges and why they are getting referred to the new venue. There are however instances where the hold comes up at the last second but that is rare.
No. Parole is an option that is determined at sentencing by the judge. If parole is available to you, you would likely get a chance to reduce your time served and not have to do the entire bid inside. Not all offenders are given parole as an option in their Judgement and Commitment order. If you don't have that option you will do 85% of your sentence and then get released. You will immediately report to the Probation Office and...Read more
If he is not in the state prison system or the federal BOP, there are no online postings for release dates. Even some states still do not have the release dates posted on their website. We would simply ask your inmate, because every inmate knows the exact day they are leaving.
There is very little likelihood that Prop 57 will help. There is not enough time for processing the petition to affect them as they are out in three weeks.
It is our understanding that the early release programs are not qualifying most violent offenders.The law is new and there are no cases to point to, but they define the "violent offender" in the language. An inmate will have to petition the court for a resentencing to even get considered for an early release. The sheer risk of having a violent crime happen by someone released on their watch is not going to get much of a chance with this law. You can always...Read more
Can inmates be released during the day and return to sleep or come back for the weekend? My wife is an inmate and I believe she is doing that, but hasn't informed me
Yes, it is possible that a sentence may be served on the weekend only, not normally the other way around. This is in cases where the offense is not considered a threat to the community and the offender is placed in some sort of work release. Weekend furloughs are not the norm, though. If your wife is not coming home when you think she is supposed to, you have a whole other problem to worry about.
No, there are no cells in any federal prison camp. The inmates all live in an army-style barracks. It is all open in one big room with about 100 bunk beds lined up in rows separated by lockers. The bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms are attached.
Yes, the minimum security inmates have room to move around. There is a track and weight equipment. There are also many organized sports events and recreational activities to keep them busy. The low security means that the inmates are less likely to leave as they have short sentences and are close to the door. If they screw up, good time is taken away and they probably will do the balance of their time in a much more strict environment.