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Will the New California Prison Law reduce prisoners time from 85% to 65% or half time?

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A person is convicted for two counts of robbery for 5 years each plus 3 years on both for inhancements for a total of 16 years in Ca State prison at 85%. He's in level 3 in the prison system. What percentage of time he'll have to do with the new changes? He was convicted in 2011 what year will he be release?

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The two bests sources of info are the attorney who handled the case OR the California Department of Corrections: Ombudsman:

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The Ombudsman can be reached by calling (916) 445-1773 or writing to:

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While my colleague's information is helpful, I can tell you that there is no present, past or pending litigation that would reduce 85% time to 65%. This is a jailhouse rumor that makes the rounds every six months or so. The changes in CA law that took place in October of 2011 apply only to non-violent, non-serious felonies and felonies not involving sex offenses. This person does not qualify.

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James Regan

James Regan


Well said, Mr. Kaman! | @JReganLLM (Twitter)


Depending on when in 2011 he was convicted and whether or not he loses credits due to his behavior, you could anticipate release some time 2024 to 2025.
As to changes in law re credits. Mr. Kaman is correct. none of the recent changes have any impact on this person's custody credits.

The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not provide for a confidential communication.

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