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Unfortunately, there is not a current law on the books that can lower your son's sentence below the 85% threshold right now. There is, however, a petition that is floating around to have the governor attempt or work towards lowering it from 85% to 65%.
Here is a link to that petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governor-jerry-brown-7
If your son was charged as an adult, as we site here today, he will have to serve the 85% of the sentence. That said, there are people working to change that requirement. I am sorry I do not have better news for you on this subject and cannot imagine the stress and pain you must be under relative to this situation.
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