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CA inmates get early release under law
By news10.net
Published: 01/25/2010

SACRAMENTO, CA - A new state law will allow California to reduce its prison population by 6,500 inmates over the next year. The law would allow some low-risk inmates to leave prison early and help reduce prison overcrowding.

"It allows our parole agent case loads to be lower and for us to focus on the more dangerous, more serious parolees-at-large," said Gordon Hinkle, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The law expands early release credits for inmates who finish educational and vocational programs. It also stops state monitoring of low-level offenders after their release.

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  1. dezdarnell87 on 05/22/2013:

    I Just herd about this new law being passed for inmates convicted of drug charges. I Was wondering is this law only for inmates in California? Or will it be into place for all inmates around the U.S?

  2. teddie on 01/25/2012:

    How about for those prisoners who have only 6 months left.I think if they have an high school diploma allready ,and oviously not enough time to start a vocational program they should be considered for the early realeas as well.I believe all non violent prisons should be released early.Because how or why you would do for one and not the other.

  3. teddie on 01/25/2012:

    I think releasing non violet criminals early to reduce the overcrowding problems in state prisons is a fabulous idea.

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