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im trying to find out about the new law that was passed on july 1 2010 about non violent felonies. Is it true that they are releasing inmates early? Are they taking 65% off their time or 90 days off their time. If so i would like to know what i can do in order to help someone. I spoke with the circuit court clerk and the supertinent at the regional security center. He tried to look it up but was unable due to lack of code for Va. law. DO you have any clue or ideal what the code is or the new law. Please help me if you can. I would greatly appreciate any advise you might have.
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Criminal Lawyer: Daniel Solutions, Criminal Defense Lawyer replied 7 years ago
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To qualify, an inmate:
??Must not have any current or prior convictions for a violent felony as defined in §17.1-805;
??Must have received a sentence of 15.5 months or more; and
??Must be incarcerated for at least one year prior to release

 

Go to http://www.vcsc.state.va.us/Mar_10/Provision%20for%20Early%20Release%20of%20Nonviolent%20Felons%20032210.pdf and you can read futher information.

 

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