do days sitting in county jail waiting for court to be sentenced for Missouri DOC count towards your sentence
Yes, absolutely! You are credited for every day you are incarcerated against any imposed or pending sentence, no matter the location. If they arraign you, book you, and release you same day, that counts towards one day of incarceration.
Prop 57 releases must go through an application process and get approval. There are no "automatic releases" from Prop 57. The inmate must go to their counselor and ask if they are eligible. If they are eligible, the counselor knows the forms to submit. The process takes weeks.
All inmates start with good time credits regardless of the sentence. It is a built-in incentive to behave.
Yes, diversion is offered in first-time misdemeanor cases all the time. The further up the "seriousness ladder", the least likely you are to get an easy way out. Diversion is often seen in low quanity marijuana possession where illegal and similar offenses.
Yes. But all of the programs have qualifications and restrictions. Where he is incarcerated and for what type of offense will narrow down what he might be eligible for. He should definitely visit his counselor and learn from the staff what he should be doing to effectively reduce his sentence or to at least know what's available
My fiancé goes up for parole in November. How long for sure if he is approved for release until he gets out. Like any estimates?
If he is granted parole, the release comes pretty soon thereafter. Every case is a little different depending on where the parolee is going to live, work and what were the conditions of his release.
What are the programs that he can take to reduces his time to come home earlier then his release date?
There are no programs that will reduce his time except for RDAP (Residential Drug Abuse Program). RDAP is only available for federal inmates and you have to be approved almost before you go in, or at least prepare to apply to the program before you go in - having all of the proper language in your PSR (pre-sentence report).
My son in law was sentanced to 10 years it was a violent crime, he has to do 85%. Is their any way to get out before the 85% is up? thank you
Unfortunately there is not much an inmate can do to get their sentenced shortened especially under a violent crime conviction, unless they are willing to share information with law enforcement that leads to the conviction of another person. Most inmates do not want to be known as a snitch but to get 3-5 years taken off the sentence, some think it is worth it.
IS THERE REALLY AN "EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM"? FOR SECOND STRIKERS/NON-VIOLENT DRUG OFFENSES?? IF SO, WHEN DOES THIS GO INTO EFFECT
Is this a state or federal sentence? Normally, there are no "early release programs" anywhere unless you are in a drug treatment program that offers time off for completion, or if you provide substantial assistance to law enforcement leading to the conviction of another criminal.
There used to be some programs that gave offenders good time credits for kitchen work, but things have changed quite a bit and there are only a few state prisons left that offer incentives like that.