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I am wondering if there is a new law pertaining to early release for inmates with good behavuors

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Michigan

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If there isnt a new law what can an inmate do to partition for an early release. He has served 18 out of 23 years and has not even received a ticket in over 4 years.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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ok thank you
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 4 months ago

There has not been any new laws pertaining to the early release of prisoners, however there has been some new legislation relating to the resources offered to parolees once they are released.

Michigan does however have what's called indeterminate sentencing -- which means yes, he can be released for good behavior once he has served the minimum amount required for his sentence.

In other words, when he was sentenced, in accordance with Michigan state law, he would have been sentenced to a period of a term of years, such as 10 -15 years, or 20 - 25 years.

Under indeterminate sentencing, he's eligible for parole at the earlier end of that term if he has had good behavior.

What was this person sentenced to? If they've reached the minimum for the shorter end of their sentence term, they can in fact apply for parole now, and with a record of good behavior, it should be granted.

I hope that helps!

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Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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