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Old 09-12-2018, 12:35 PM
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Hello, My son is currently incarcerated in CA doing a seven year sentence of which he has done 5 yrs on so far. He heard that he can petition the court for an earlier release date even though he accepted a deal and it says he is a violent offender. Who can I find out from?
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Welcome to Prison Talk. I moved your question to the California legal forum for better answers. There are a number of links that may also be helpful by doing a google search for "ca prison early release".
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There are a few ways to reduce your sentence...being five years into a seven year stretch, he should be close to a release date. If he's had write-ups and loss of good time, none of those avenues are going to be open to him.

Do you know his EPRD? If not, look on the inmate locator using his CDC#. It's listed on the first page.

For those wanting to pursue avenues of sentence reduction there are appeal processes through the court, writs of habeas corpus through the court, commutations and pardons through the governor's office and then, of course, the parole process.
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There is no avenue for obtaining early release at this point. If there was some defect in the conviction or the sentence, he could have appealed.
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