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January 5, 2017
Steve S. from Columbia, SC writes:
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Make all marijuana legal, or at least marijuana violations non violent.
January 6, 2017
Someone from Louisville, KY writes:
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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.
January 6, 2017
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January 7, 2017
Amparo R. from Dallas, TX signed.
January 7, 2017
Sandra S. from Garland, TX writes:
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Please Change the law for non violent offenders to come home sooner to their families. It's not fair that they get more time for non violent offenses. Please bring our family member back home soon.
January 7, 2017
Gail R. from Midland, TX signed.
January 7, 2017
Tracia L. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Hello,, one thing is for sure and That's God is Good.. my fiance has served 10yrs for non violent crime and its so many other situations getting shorter sentences,, why? We must be fair.. pleas allow my loved one to come home to All of us
January 7, 2017
lisa c. from Culpeper, VA signed.
January 8, 2017
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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Please change this law. We need our loved ones home! <3 #InGodWeTrust
January 8, 2017
Someone from Dallas, TX signed.
January 8, 2017
Jose R. from Dallas, TX signed.
January 8, 2017
Kathryn w. from Ocala, FL writes:
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the prisons are so over crowded that there is more violence that inmates are getting hurt or worse.
January 8, 2017
Kim C. from Jacksboro, TX writes:
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Please consider this
January 8, 2017
michelle s. from Port Arthur, TX writes:
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yes my brother has been in prison for 20 yrs for drugs and was sentenced to 3 life sentences where is justice
January 8, 2017
Dora R. from Dallas, TX writes:
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I agree. My husband is serving 33 1/2 years on a non violent crime. I have heard of murders serving 8 1/2 and people who deal and sell child pornography getting away with 2 years and probation. How does this make any sense? My husband is a wonderful man and a great father. It would complete our family if he was allowed to serve 65%. My life and my daughter's lives have been forever changed and having him home would give them their daddy back.
January 8, 2017
Jessica M. from Dallas, TX signed.
January 8, 2017
Rosana G. from Balch Springs, TX signed.
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Someone from York, PA signed.
January 9, 2017
Rebecca C. from Robertsville, MO signed.
January 9, 2017
margarita a. from Dallas, TX signed.
January 9, 2017
Someone from Shelton, CT signed.
January 9, 2017
Someone from Laredo, TX writes:
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My husband was sentenced to 8 years on a drug charge, he is a non-violent first time offender. I know he broke the law and needs to pay for his mistake, but please consider the 65% percent, help us stay together as family. It would be a blessing to have him back sooner than later. I have two daughters and we all miss him so very much. It is very difficult to be without him. And even though he made a mistake, he is a loving husband and the best father. Thank You.
January 9, 2017
Someone from Mayo, FL signed.
January 9, 2017
Someone from Garland, TX writes:
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My fiancee has been locked up now for 4yrs come January 16th. He was sentenced to 7 1/2-9 1/2yrs for a third offense of auto larceny. Put him at his habitual status. The judge that sentenced Jason was very harsh in my eyes, only cause I have a habitual felon family member and he has never served for more than 4yrs for his crimes.. right before the judge sentenced Jason he asked him if he had any children, and he does, 3girls and he claimed my two boys. After Jason told the judge that, his words were "let this be a lesson to you" 90-118months. My heart dropped, Jason had did the crime before we had got together, by the time they went to court we had been together for almost 2 yrs and I made that man a better person, he was clean, working 6days a week and we had the perfect life.. the expression every saint has a past and every sinner has a future is very much true. Jason may had messed up in the previous years, but he was also on drugs, it's not an excuse, but he made the changes and was working on our future. I hope this law gets passed, because not only have I missed marrying my best friend, he now has grandchildren and one on the way. People make mistakes it's our human nature, but we also can change for the better!!! I truly truly hope they pass this law so I can continue to have my perfect forever after!!
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Someone from Plainsboro, NJ writes:
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No I Think They should stay longer in prison!
January 9, 2017
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Long incarcerations without rehabilitation programs leads to a higher rate of recidivism. The inmate that gets released from prison, and hasn't learned anything to change their personal situation is the most likely to re-commit. Shorter sentences and rehab programs are both economically wise. Spending money on housing inmates, legal fees, and victims relief is more costly than counseling and teaching new skills.
January 10, 2017
Someone from Glendale, CA writes:
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Please help us stay together as family. My kids and me miss him so much. Please.......
January 10, 2017
Someone from Glendale, CA writes:
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Please help us stay together as family. My kids and me miss him so much. Please.......
January 10, 2017
leonardo l. from Tempe, AZ writes:
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this******is absolutely retarded. how is someone for selling drugs gunna go away for twenty five years and someone that has taken a life is out on fifteen it makes no sense and is*****backward.Rapists and baby touchers should be shot on the spot or put on automatic death penalty.All these people going to prison for a******ton of time and they should not even be in prison for their crime anyhow. Arizona is one of the last states like that and it needs to be changed to many innocent people are going to prison and the others that deserve to be there are slipping thru the cracks its ****ing stupid and i hope our law makers are smart enough to finally change that cause its taking a toll on our country.
January 10, 2017
George K. from North Charleston, SC signed.
January 10, 2017
Amber F. from Lilesville, NC signed.
January 10, 2017
Michelle B. from Chesapeake, VA writes:
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Please change the law from 85% to 65%. Non-violent criminals are given too much time.
January 10, 2017
Someone from Monroe, MI signed.
January 10, 2017
Someone from Ruskin, FL writes:
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Why keep paying to keep non-violent criminals incarcerated for so long? Tax payers and the state need a break, and allowing 65% gain time for these inmates would help immensely. As a teacher I honestly wish we could get some of this money instead, so that we could actually afford to pay off our student loans and continue to make a difference in the lives of Florida's children.
January 11, 2017
Jacqueline B. from Clermont, FL writes:
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The justice system as a whole needs to be revised. I support the change for non-violent offenders to serve 65% or less of their time instead of 85%.
January 11, 2017
Someone from Milton, FL writes:
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"Please get the 85 % changed to 65% for non-violent offenders" this is truly not justice. the majority of the non-violent offenders real need rehab programs not to sit in prison to get out in many years and still have learned new habits or skills. We tax payers really need this pasted ASAP in Florida.
January 12, 2017
Comfort L. from San Antonio, TX writes:
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PLEASE consider the TIME served!!! he's a 1st time offender of a non violent crime and automatically got 6 yrs .. I need my FAMILY together again!!!
January 12, 2017
Jasmine N. from Port Saint Lucie, FL writes:
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Everything is about the children. Well in this case you guys don't care about the children you take their father away without properly investigating the case and giving a sentence of 3 years. 85% PLEASE CONSIDER 65% TO THE RIGHT ONE TO BRING THEM HOME TO THEIR CHILDREN AND FAMILY.
January 12, 2017
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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Overall let these people be given a chance at correcting their past mistakes!
January 12, 2017
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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The Law needs to be changed for non-violent offenders to serve 65% of their sentences instead of the current 85%. There is overcrowded, unhealthy, and unsafe conditions because of the severity in our sentencing laws for addicts and non-violent offenders. The ROP is also exacerbating the unusally high number of inmates and doubling the years to be served than a first time offender. This needs to be eliminated and each person's situation should be evaluated individually. If we focused more on rehabilitation rather than punishment, our recidivism rate would decrease. The cost to house an inmate is negatively impacting our state budget and this money could be used for education and rehabilitation programs. Please pass this 65% Law!