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Serve 65% of time in prison instead of 85% for non-violent crimes

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Change the law for non-violent offenders to serve 65% of their time instead of 85%. Too much time is being giving to non-violent offenders. Most get more time than the person that killed, raped, molested, etc and it's not fair.. Fairness for everyone is all I'm seeking regardless of who you are. The law that's in effect now targets certain people.

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1 day ago
Someone from San Tan Valley, AZ writes:
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This needs to finally pass in Arizona to make more room for the violent criminals. I would rather my tax money go towards housing the violent criminals for decades rather then the non-violent criminals for decades.
1 day ago
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2 days ago
Someone from Chandler, AZ writes:
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Pleas pass this it would be a huge blessing
2 days ago
Cindi R. from Dallas, TX signed.
3 days ago
Terry M. from New Port Richey, FL signed.
3 days ago
Someone from El Mirage, AZ signed.
3 days ago
FRANCINE E. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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PLEASE CHANGE THE LAW SOON... My husband is a first time NON VIOLENT drug offender that was sentenced and sent straight to a camp because of his points being so low. WE DID NOT EVEN IMAGINE HE WOULD BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US in a matter of minutes the morning of his sentenced along with a RIDICULOUS amount of years given .We were expecting a sentencing of probation or home confinement. That was the day OUR FAMILY was torn apart and our lifes changed. He has been away from his FAMILY "wife and five children" for 2 years now and NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT DOES TO A FAMILY AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON THE CHILDREN until you have gone through it. When children had both parents in their life together for 18 years as mine did and have never been with out one or the other parent away . When all of a sudden just like that DADS put in handcuffs and taken away is the worse thing for a child. I understand my husband "BROKE THE LAW"( so many mistakes in his case, they can say and do what they want) but, I also know and have learned alote after going through it, how the system works & what it's really about? IT'S MEANT TO BRAKE FAMILY'S APART leaving one to be a single parent and STRUGGLE so that EVENTUALLY THE CHILDREN OR CHILD ACT OUT CAUSING A CYCLE SO THEY TO END UP BECOMING PART OF THE "PRISON" SYSTEM AS WELL. Knowing it will cause MENTAL, EMOTIONAL hurt and pain that will probably at some point in their life lead to ways and that kind of behavior it most likely wouldn't of if BOTH PARENTS WERE KEPT UNDER ONE ROOF and ABLE TO CONTINUE PARENTING TOGETHER so that their IS NO scaring left on ANYONE in the FAMILY..
5 days ago
Colby M. from Black Mountain, NC writes:
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I completely agree with this. The law should be changed. My husband of 8 years is a first time, COMPLETELY NON VIOLENT federal drug offender and is being sentenced March 30, 2017. We have a 9 year old daughter and a 5 year old son that NEED their father desperately. I know he broke the law and must be punished and I am in no way trying to deny that. However, serving 85% of his sentence is a bit extreme for a first time offender, especially because he is an amazing husband and father and has never been violent in his life. 65% is an extremely acceptable negotiation. Please, there are so many children in this world who are fatherless because the fathers are worthless and choose not to be in their lives. We should focus more on rehabilitation and redirecting their lifestyle choices so they can be with their families than keeping them locked up for insane amounts of time while we let child abusers, rapists, and murders out sooner than we do drug offenders.
5 days ago
Donna R. from Crumpler, NC writes:
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Yes please change the laws, my husband if 30yrs, is getting ready to serve a 5yr mandatory sentence for a first time offense,for selling some of his pain pills to a supposed friend who was on probation, and in trouble again so had a undercover with her. He has never been in trouble and we both know it was wrong, but doesn't deserve 5yrs for this. He's a great husband, father and grandfather. Works 5 to 7 days a week for his family, and regrets what he did. But wasn't out selling yo everyone, just made this mistake with her. 5yrs is to long, and can't get out early for work time or good behavior, come on its a ridiculous sentencing.
6 days ago
Someone from Asheville, NC writes:
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Yes I Think That The Law should be changed! My son is not a crimal and he don't deserve crimal time! Give him a chance, everyone can change an so can my son! His family an his daughter is missing him so bad ,His daughter needs him in her life! Just as much as she did before he was in coserrated , so please change the law for not only my son but for others that are away from their family's