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Subject: Release questions
The inmate's release date is really the responsibility of the inmate. We are pretty certain that if your inmate went to his counselor and asked what his release date was, they would tell him. Not telling him is the same as saying he didn't ask, either. This is typical of the some case managers in the system. They are state government employees that punch a time clock. They do not interact well with the public. Their only concerns are about inmate counts....
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Subject: Release questions
Yes, newly released inmates can actually use their prison ID as acceptable identification along with their birth certificate to get a permanent ID card and even a driver's license. If you are concerned about ID for travel, you would have to see if your inmate's passport is still in his possession. Usually, the passport is one of the things they have to surrender upon arrest and conviction.
Subject: Release questions
It takes a few weeks before they calculate and post the date
Subject: Release questions
Parole is only available if the judge puts it in the Judgement and Committment Order. There are not many other ways to reduce one's sentence and get out earlier than your "out-date". There are always rumors and optimistic stories about law changes that inmates like to tell each other to keep hope alive for early release. But if you are going to do the crime, you are going to do 85% of the time.
Subject: Release questions
If the release date is not posted online, then you can try calling the case manager to see if they will share it with you.
Subject: Release questions
The one good thing is that he is in a camp. That environment is almost like the military base instead of jail. State inmates that are offered parole are done so at about the 1/3 mark of their low number. Camp inmates are already considered low risk and are afforded the lowest custody level. If he does EVERYTHING that his counselor asks of him, he will get to that Parole Board hearing quickly.
Subject: Release questions
The release date might be February 2017, but if he is telling you that he will be out in November it probably means that he has three months of halfway house.
Subject: Release questions
Your inmate should know their release date as should his counselor or case manager. If it is not posted online you should call the facility and ask the staff
Subject: Release questions
The only people with knowledge of the out-date are the inmate and the counselor at the facility. You might try calling there to see if they will give you the early release date (tell them you're picking him up and want to make plans). Monterey County CA Jail (831) 647-7782