No Parole (New Law Sentences) - Inmates who committed felony offenses on or after January 1, 1995 are not eligible for discretionary or mandatory parole. These inmates can earn a maximum of 4.5 days for each 30 days served. Inmates who committed their offenses on or after January 1, 1995, are brought into the Department of Corrections provided they receive one year or more for a felony conviction or more than 12 months for multiple felony convictions. http://www.vadoc.state.va.us/offenders/community/p-parole-overview.shtm
PRISONER SENTENCED/INCARCERATED ON/OR AFTER
JANUARY 1, 1995 UNDER TRUTH IN SENTENCING "NEW LAW" (85% RULE)
SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATION
1. INCREASED EARNED SENTENCE CREDIT UP TO 7.5 DAYS
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PAST - CURRENT - FUTURE
Dear Virginia Prisoners & Families,
Listed below is a copy of the former bill SB796 that we want Patron/Sponsored and Re-Introduced durng the2014 General Assembly. Only through your (public) voice to your state senator and house delegates ears shall enable the passing of the below bill for over 36,000 Virginia prisoners under the "new law"
no-parole system. Now (April - November) is the time to be proactively contactin your district state legislaors support, don't wait until December/January and expect your legislators to listen to you at the last minute. Legislation simply doesn't get passed that way. Call, write, email, visit both your state legislator Now, today, tomorrow. Let them know you support RIHD, Inc., PAFERJ and the Community Restoration Campaign. This way, when we reach out to your legislators they will remember you and your support.
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No meeting in your area, surely there are others in similiar situation, concerning hosting a small meeting at your library, church, community center and we will come prepared to assist you and all those in attendance. We can do this, if we work together for fair and commonsense laws.
Lillie Branch-Kennedy (Ms. K)
SENATE BILL NO. 796Offered January 12, 2011Prefiled December 29, 2010A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-202.2 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 6 of Title 53.1 a section numbered 53.1-202.5, relating to rehabilitative programming; earned sentence credits.----------Patrons-- Locke; Delegates: Carr and Pogge----------Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services----------
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 53.1-202.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 6 of Title 53.1 a section numbered 53.1-202.5 as follows:
§ 53.1-202.2. Eligibility for earned sentence credits.
A. Every person who is convicted of a felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, and who is sentenced to serve a term of incarceration in a state or local correctional facility shall be eligible to earn sentence credits in the manner prescribed by this article. Such eligibility shall commence upon the person's incarceration in any correctional facility following entry of a final order of conviction by the committing court. As used in this chapter, "sentence credit" and "earned sentence credit" mean deductions from a person's term of confinement earned through adherence to rules prescribed pursuant to § 53.1-25, through program participation as required by §§ 53.1-32.1
and,53.1-202.3, and 53.1-202.5, and by meeting such other requirements as may be established by law or regulation. One earned sentence credit shall equal a deduction of one day from a person's term of incarceration.
B. A juvenile convicted as an adult and sentenced as a serious juvenile offender under clause (i) of subdivision A 1 of § 16.1-272 shall be eligible to earn sentence credits for the portion of the sentence served with the Department of Juvenile Justice in the manner prescribed by this article. Consideration for earned sentence credits shall require adherence to the facility's rules and the juvenile's progress toward treatment goals and objectives while sentenced as a serious juvenile offender under § 16.1-285.1.
§ 53.1-202.5. Rate at which sentence credits may be earned for rehabilitative programming; prerequisites.
Ten additional sentence credits may be earned for each 30 days of rehabilitative programming. The earning of these sentence credits shall be conditioned upon full and satisfactory participation in programs for earning a high school diploma or an equivalent degree, college credit, or a certification through an accredited vocational training program or other accredited continuing education program. Credit shall also be given based on equivalent interventional rehabilitation programs completion, including but not limited to mental health treatment, sex offender treatment, and any other interventional rehabilitation programs deemed appropriate for this credit by the Director. Qualified individuals who conduct or teach such programs without other compensation shall also be eligible for such credits.
Credit that has not been earned may not later be granted. Credit for the last year or portion of a year of the term of imprisonment shall be prorated and credited within the last six weeks of the sentence. Credit awarded under this section shall vest on the last day of each calendar year or upon full completion of the included program and may be denied based upon removal from any included program for noncompliance with program requirements or institutional rules.
Exemptions to the General Educational Development requirement may be made as deemed appropriate based upon the determination and recommendation of Department of Correctional Education personnel.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no portion of any sentence credits earned shall be applied to reduce the period of time a person must serve before becoming eligible for parole upon any sentence. (prisoners under old law)
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Listed Below are Copies of prior/failed legislation for literacy, education, therapeutic,
vocational rehabilitation with additional good time credits, earned sentence credit
and or reinstituted parole
Click on, download, print and become familiar with all.
Click below to view former "New Law" legislation that failed in committee.
It's time the people to change the laws! Show up at upcoming events, meetings and action calls.
first you must process knowledge of most of the bills, so take a moment and click on the below failed bills...
think about how we can combine, improve, edit and most importantly make it a win, win putting safety in
our homes and communities first. Warehousing is NOT the answer - Earned Second Chance Initiatives Are!
Feel free to print and send copies to others, especially incarcerated persons. Knowledge is power!
IMPORTANT - INFORMATION - IMPORTANT
2013 - 2014 Upcoming Events & Call to Actions
"Always believe that good things are possible, and remember that mistakes can be lessons
that lead to discoveries." Let us unite and direct our energies towards positive change
legislative, judicial and criminal justice!
2014 General Assembly Advocacy Day
“Community Restoration Campaign" Coalition
First Thursday Opening Week of General Assembly
General Assembly Building
900 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219
Advocacy Day Training
10:00am - 12 noon
Meeting with Legislators
Lunch in Cafeteria
1pm - 4pm
Meeting with Legislators
Prior VPA, Advocacy Day and other Events
JUSTICE - EQUAL RIGHTS - REFORMS & ACCOUNTABILITY
FOR AND BY ALL