The two bests sources of info are the attorney who handled the case OR the California Department of Corrections: Ombudsman: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Ombuds/index.html
The Office of the Ombudsman listens, answers your questions, analyzes your situation, explains CDCR polices and procedures, advocates for the fairness of a process as opposed to advocating for an individual party, provides information and at times advice and develops options, suggests appropriate referrals, apprises administration of significant trends and may recommend changes in policies and procedures.
When contacting the Office of the Ombudsman, please provide the following information:
Your Phone Number
Your Relationship to the Offender
Name of the Offender
CDCR Number of the Offender
Location of the Offender
Brief Description of the issue
Provide a brief overview of the results of efforts made by you and the Offender to resolve the issue.
The Ombudsman can be reached by calling (916) 445-1773 or writing to:
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of the Ombudsman
1515 S Street, Room 311 South
Sacramento, CA 95811
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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.
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.
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