The sentence was probably 3 1/2 years in jail with 5 years of post release supervision. This is different than probation and the five years does not start running until the person is released from jail.
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I think you mean Post Release Supervision. It starts after release from jail.
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It's post-release supervision, also known as parole. It runs consecutive and not concurrent and 5 years is not mandatory for a 1st offense.
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The word "plus" should answer your question. He relly received 5 years post realease supervision , which is basically the same thing as probation but is really a type of parole.
The sentence is for a flat 3 1/2 year sentence of which 85% must be served. The five years is post release and is not concurrent. It is an additional 5 year period of reporting upon being released from corrections.
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