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Old 09-09-2003, 08:14 PM
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They just made the comment-

"Just because ammendment 1 didn't pass doesn't meant that we will turn our elderly out of nursing home, or put inmates on the street."

The statement in my previous post was true also.

I feel like that it is true and there will be a massive release. I don't think that it was just coincidence that over twenty men were served with parole hearring dates that weren't supose to get them for a month or more. That's just from one dorm at Bibb CF today.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:14 PM
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Brian just happened to call tonight (he wasn't supposed to until Wed.) so he was able to announce it to the guys in his pod! He's calling back in just a second so I will be able to tell him what the commissioner said and he'll be able to pass it along! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:15 PM
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PS I think those guys at Tallahatchie who had already been granted parole before they got moved over there can probably pack their bags!
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:18 PM
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I hope this means Wayne can pack his too!

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:26 PM
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I don't know what's going to happen to Joe. I am happy for anyone who gets to come out of those places though. I will be sitting in his lawyers office tomorrow though. I'm going to tell him that they want less prisoners, file Joe's papers for community corrections. I'm tired of waitting.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:26 PM
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According to my rough calculations, Alabama is already in debt to CCA and the private prison in Louisiana (LCS) by about $4 million. And that amount grows by about $50,000 per day.

Does Alabama have the money to pay these people? Wonder if they'll take a check? LOL

CCA and LCS won't tolerate not getting paid. Mark my words - the approximately 1800 prisoners being housed out-of-state will be the first to be affected.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:31 PM
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I'm sort of confused about that because I know of two inmates who were sent over there that were sentenced to more then twenty years and are not eligible for parole. What's your feelings on that?

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:49 PM
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I can't tell ya'll how happy I am about this "No" vote! Maybe John will get to come home before his parole hearing next month! I can only hope and pray that all of our men will soon be home!
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:52 PM
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Either they'll be let go or sent back to Alabama.

I also think they'll start holding even more (if that's possible) parole hearings. Perhaps they'll catch up on the ones that are so grossly behind.

As of now, a LOT of non-violent prisoners have been released. A LOT of parole/probation violators have been cut loose. They are having hundreds of hearings a week and are still under court order to let 5,000 go?

Even with the mass paroles going on, they don't have money to hire additional parole officers. Who is going to "babysit" them when they do come home?

I see little choice for the state - they can't pay the bills. What other options do they have? Cut sentences, institute "good time" for all offenders, and turn them loose.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:55 PM
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That's what I wanted to hear. Thanks! I'm still a happy cowgirl tonight! YEEHAW!
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has there been any news on violent offenders being released as well? i havent seen anything....
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What Monica said about cutting sentences and "good time" for all offenders, I think that will probably apply to the violent offenders as well. I think "good time" is almost a definite to happen for all offenders. Violent or non-violent, those who have done a majority of their time and have already been thru the parole dance more than once, I think it's highly likely most of them will be coming home or getting major, major time cuts. And to answer Huff's question, I think it's probably pretty likely that some of the life w/o parole folks will be changed to life w/ possibility of parole.

I don't think Brian will be coming home anytime very soon, but I do think his hearing will probably get scheduled sooner than we thought and I think the bill failure probably means it's more likely than ever he's going to make parole this time. One can hope.

Now to play devil's advocate... the good news is there are a lot of folks still in the system who have already been granted parole and just haven't gone home yet. I think we can probably assume that they will all be home REAL soon.

The not-as-good news is that I think we all need to be prepared for the possibility that Riley was mainly using the "massive prison releases" as a scare tactic to get the bill passed, and that other than the immediate release of those already granted parole and probably getting the parole board kicked into gear to both grant more paroles and get their butts back on schedule - all of which are STILL good things - much of the rest we hope might come to pass might not happen. I hate to rain on the parade but do think we need to be prepared for that. While some will be released, it's possible it will only be the ones paroled who haven't been sent home yet, and since Riley's scare tactic failed then he may have another card to play RE the prisons. We'll just have to see how that plays out.

But in any case if nothing else I do think they're going to be leaning heavily on the parole board to do their jobs and get back on a reasonable schedule, and, again, that's still a good, good thing. Time will tell what's really going to happen but no matter what, this has definitely been a win for us and those we love.
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Lysbeth, I appreciate your sense of balance and reality in this whole thing. Like everyone else, I want to believe this will be the golden key that unlocks so many doors but as we all also know, politics are politics. And personally, I don't believe ANY one in office when I hear them 'promise' something. Still, one has to have those mountains of hope from time to time to get us through the valleys that sometimes seem to stretch on and on and on........And BTW, my husband tells me that there are men there who are getting their parole dates on schedule. ??? And not necessarily only the non- violent offenders. I am still hopeful that he will get his in January; I HAVE to hang on to that........even though I know the doc does what it darn well pleases and it doesn't have to make sense or be fair. He has done waaaaaaaay enough time and he could not possibly have a more solid home plan, hopefully he can come home this time. (Hard to type with my fingers crossed, lol)..
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Old 09-10-2003, 06:39 AM
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Well, Kevin's lawyer told him yesterday that some of her clients that she has been trying for 8 years to get parole got parole papers this week! She told him yesterday that it is not a myth, the prisons are in bad shape and they are having to do something about it. The decision on whether to send Kevin home or send him to rehab will be made this week. She did say however that the paroles being granted will be under strict stipulations but he and I would rather deal with that than him being locked up. I hope all of you on this forum hears news soon!

Hey Huff, did you hear about the judge in Etowah County holding a hearing and he made a ruling that anyone on probation or parole couldn't be sent back to prison for failing a urine test. Yes, this is true. The Etowah County Jail is so full of inmates that he sent all of the new cases dealing with failed urine tests back home. I hope you hear from your Joe and it will be good news!
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WHO KNOW'S WHAT THE GOV. HAS UP HIS SLEEVE NEXT. BUT WE DO KNOW THAT HIS CHOISES ARE RUNNING OUT. WHEN WILL THESE PEOPLE RELIZE THAT A LOT OF VOTERS IN AL. ALSO HAVE LOVED ONE'S IN PRISON AND WE ARE GETTING REAL TIRED OF OUR LOVED ONE'S BEING USED FOR A POLITICAL GAIN. MAYBE THEY WILL SEND OUR MEN HOME AND LEAVE US ALONE!!!! YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA
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Anybody heard what the "big plan" is now? Isn't the legislature supposed to go back into session on Monday to try and work out a budget? Wonder where they'll get the money to operate?

I wish my crystal ball wasn't broke!
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I heard that the legislature is supposed to meet Monday to come up with a budget. I also read that they are going to consider releasing 6000 inmates. I'm not sure how much truth there is to the release but, the legislature meeting is for sure.
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I'm still feeling very positive about things w/ this (even tho I admittedly am trying to temper my excitement with the other side of the coin)... looks like next week could be a big turning point!! So far everything my guy has wished for has come true.... he prayed to get sent to Mississippi and prayed to be in MS when the tax bill failed. We'll see if the other things he prayed about happen... that he'll be there in MS when and if the state goes bankrupt, and that, of course, he gets to go home soon!

I wish your crystal ball wasn't broke too, Danielle!! Maybe you can take it into the crystal ball repair shop? Surely there's one where you live!!
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I heard on the news tonight that the Alabama prison system could be taken over by the federal government. Does anyone know what that means and what it will mean for the inmates?
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i heard that, too stillbelieve. last time that happenned in the 70s they let ALOT of prisoners go...
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