My boyfriend was sentenced to 4 years for a CPW in the 2nd. This is his first criminal record. Will he be able to be eligible for shock program?
I don’t think so. It’s a C violent felony offense.
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He won't be deemed eligible since its a violent felony. He can always inquire though. The issue with people getting into Shock who shouldn't is that no one will complain. So it wouldn't hurt for him to seek it.
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He should ask at the prison. I have heard of inmates getting SHOCK with gun charges, but I'm not positive what will happen to your boyfriend. The prison officials will definitely know.
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