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Default New proposed legislation to reduce prison time served from 85 percent to 65

New proposed legislation to reduce prison time served from 85 percent to 65 percent

"Proposed legislation at the state house could change how prison sentences are served in South Carolina. The plan would drop the time served from 85 percent to 65 percent of the sentence. Upstate senator Karl B. Allen pre-filed the legislation Wednesday.

He shares, "the idea is that you will give credit to a human being, that is inside of the prison system for good behavior and will reduce the amount of time that they will serve. Where we're going now in the nation and in South Carolina and with this legislation is not getting tough on crime but getting smart on crime. "

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The SC House bill was prefiled and referred to committee today:

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsea...=123&summary=B
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Default Status of Sentencing Reform Bill H3322

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsea...llnumbers=3322
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Default Status of "Early Release Bill"

There are two bills in the South Carolina State Senate for early release of those with no parole offenses and changing maximum time served from of 85% to 65%:

S0155
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsea...llnumbers=0155

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https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsea...llnumbers=0161
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A third sentencing reform bill has been introduced in the South Carolina House:

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.p...00&session=123
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The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee will be meeting on Tuesday,
January 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 110 of the Blatt Building.
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The Senate Corrections and Penology Full Committee will be meeting Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:00 am in the Gressette Building Room 207 at the SC State House regarding S0155.

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House Criminal Laws Subcommittee Meeting in the Blatt Building Room 516 at the SC State House on Wednesday,March 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. regarding
H. 3322 Sentencing Reform.

Senate Corrections and Penology Full Committee Meeting in the Gressette Room 209 at the SC State House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:00 am regarding S0155 Early Release.
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Default H3322 update

The Judiciary Committee has proposed changes to the H3322 to remove language in support of compassionate release (particularly our long-sentenced geriatric offenders), those whose crimes had a victim, and the bill being retroactive.
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Default S0155 update

The SC Senate Corrections and Penology proposed changes to the legislation removing the 85% to either 65% for those convicted of nonviolent, victimless crimes, and low level drug offenses and 77% for other offenses and will not be retroactive.
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