Oct 7, 2019

Get Early Release from Prison

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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
 
===Earning Time Off Your Sentence===
 
===Earning Time Off Your Sentence===
#Calculate your maximum release date. Any release prior to your maximum release date will be an early release. To calculate your maximum release date, start with the length of your sentence. Then subtract any day for which the judge already gave you credit. For example, you might have received credit for days served in jail prior to sentencing, any days after sentencing before you were transferred to prison, and credit for good behavior during your jail term. This is the maximum time you can serve if you stay out of trouble but do not earn any additional credit during your prison term.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Calculate your maximum release date. Any release prior to your maximum release date will be an early release. To calculate your maximum release date, start with the length of your sentence. Then subtract any day for which the judge already gave you credit. For example, you might have received credit for days served in jail prior to sentencing, any days after sentencing before you were transferred to prison, and credit for good behavior during your jail term. This is the maximum time you can serve if you stay out of trouble but do not earn any additional credit during your prison term.[[Image: Get Early Release from Prison Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*For example, if you were sentenced to three years (1,095 days) in prison, but received 120 days of credit for time served prior to sentencing, 60 days for good behavior, and 20 days after sentencing, then you can subtract 200 days from your 1,095 day sentence, setting your maximum release date 895 days into the future.
 
#*For example, if you were sentenced to three years (1,095 days) in prison, but received 120 days of credit for time served prior to sentencing, 60 days for good behavior, and 20 days after sentencing, then you can subtract 200 days from your 1,095 day sentence, setting your maximum release date 895 days into the future.
 
#Talk to your correctional counselor about credit-earning programs. Correctional counselors provide guidance to inmates as they serve their sentences.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ3mH> Ask your counselor if you are eligible to participate in a credit-earning program. These programs are educational and career-based programs that reward you with time off your sentence for your participation. For example, in California, you can earn up to six weeks off your sentence each year.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ3TJ> Your prison counselor can help you sign up for a program that would be a good fit for your skills and interests.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Talk to your correctional counselor about credit-earning programs. Correctional counselors provide guidance to inmates as they serve their sentences.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ3mH> Ask your counselor if you are eligible to participate in a credit-earning program. These programs are educational and career-based programs that reward you with time off your sentence for your participation. For example, in California, you can earn up to six weeks off your sentence each year.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ3TJ> Your prison counselor can help you sign up for a program that would be a good fit for your skills and interests.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Calculate your new release date. As your release date approaches, continue to subtract your earned credit from your maximum release date. You can also factor in the amount of credit you can expect to earn during the remainder of your prison term.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 4 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Calculate your new release date. As your release date approaches, continue to subtract your earned credit from your maximum release date. You can also factor in the amount of credit you can expect to earn during the remainder of your prison term.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 4 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
===Getting Parole===
 
===Getting Parole===
#Wait to become eligible for a parole hearing. Inmates serving indeterminate life sentences (as opposed to fixed-length “determinate” sentences) are eligible for parole unless their sentences state that they are to serve life without parole. Parole is a supervised release subject to restrictions and conditions, similar to probation. If you are serving a life sentence, your sentence should specify when you become eligible for a parole hearing. For example, in California, you are eligible for a parole hearing one year before date upon which you can first potentially be paroled.<ref>http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/BOPH/lifer_parole_process.html</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 5 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Wait to become eligible for a parole hearing. Inmates serving indeterminate life sentences (as opposed to fixed-length “determinate” sentences) are eligible for parole unless their sentences state that they are to serve life without parole. Parole is a supervised release subject to restrictions and conditions, similar to probation. If you are serving a life sentence, your sentence should specify when you become eligible for a parole hearing. For example, in California, you are eligible for a parole hearing one year before the date upon which you can first potentially be paroled.<ref>http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/BOPH/lifer_parole_process.html</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 5 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Be on your best behavior. Your behavior while in prison is an important factor that the parole board will consider.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ4qL> Exhibiting good behavior means staying out of trouble, avoiding fights, and obeying prison rules. In addition, you can look for opportunities to take on additional responsibility or self-improvement through work and education programs offered through the prison.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 6 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Be on your best behavior. Your behavior while in prison is an important factor that the parole board will consider.<ref>https://ift.tt/2APZ4qL> Exhibiting good behavior means staying out of trouble, avoiding fights, and obeying prison rules. In addition, you can look for opportunities to take on additional responsibility or self-improvement through work and education programs offered through the prison.[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 6 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Know what parole boards look for. In deciding whether to grant parole, parole boards consider factors in favor of and against granting parole. Positive factors include stable life outside of prison, showings of remorse, your motivation for committing the crime, your age, your stated plans for the future, and your behavior in prison. Negative factors include a prior criminal or juvenile record, any history of mental illness, the severity of the crime, and any misconduct in prison.<ref>http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/BOPH/lifer_parole_process.html</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Know what parole boards look for. In deciding whether to grant parole, parole boards consider factors in favor of and against granting parole. Positive factors include stable life outside of prison, showings of remorse, your motivation for committing the crime, your age, your stated plans for the future, and your behavior in prison. Negative factors include a prior criminal or juvenile record, any history of mental illness, the severity of the crime, and any misconduct in prison.<ref>http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/BOPH/lifer_parole_process.html</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#*Your letter should include your plan for how you will provide for this person if you are released, and should include copies of a death certificate or medical records to prove death or incapacity.<ref>https://ift.tt/30WUdP4>
 
#*Your letter should include your plan for how you will provide for this person if you are released, and should include copies of a death certificate or medical records to prove death or incapacity.<ref>https://ift.tt/30WUdP4>
 
#Request a compassionate release if you have a medical condition. Inmates may be considered for early release if they are suffering from a debilitating or terminal medical condition. You can make your request to a member of the prison staff, who shall be obligated to pass your request along to the prison warden. You will be considered for a compassionate release if you have been given a life expectancy of no more than 18 months, or if you are confined to a bed or chair for more than 50% of waking hours and are limited in your ability to care for yourself.<ref>http://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5050_049_CN-1.pdf</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Request a compassionate release if you have a medical condition. Inmates may be considered for early release if they are suffering from a debilitating or terminal medical condition. You can make your request to a member of the prison staff, who shall be obligated to pass your request along to the prison warden. You will be considered for a compassionate release if you have been given a life expectancy of no more than 18 months, or if you are confined to a bed or chair for more than 50% of waking hours and are limited in your ability to care for yourself.<ref>http://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5050_049_CN-1.pdf</ref>[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#Apply for a reduction of sentence if you are elderly. Some elderly inmates may be eligible for a reduction of sentence based only on their advanced age. You may be eligible for early release if you are:[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 12 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Apply for a reduction of a sentence if you are elderly. Some elderly inmates may be eligible for a reduction of the sentence based only on their advanced age. You may be eligible for early release if you are:[[Image:Get Early Release from Prison Step 12 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Age 70 or older, have served at least 30 years, and were sentenced on or after November 1, 1978;
 
#*Age 70 or older, have served at least 30 years, and were sentenced on or after November 1, 1978;
 
#*Age 65 or older, have served at least 50% of your sentence, and have a serious and irreversible aging-related medical condition; or
 
#*Age 65 or older, have served at least 50% of your sentence, and have a serious and irreversible aging-related medical condition; or


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