April 8, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Imagine doing your time in prison, thinking you are going to be released on a certain date, and then that day comes and goes and you are still in prison. This cannot happen, right? Well, believe it or not, it is happening in California!


A recent study found that as many as 33,000 state inmates served longer sentences than they should have. Meanwhile, another smaller study found that of the 679 inmates randomly selected, 354 of them were on track to overstay their prison sentence a combined 104 years! So, why is this happening? It is happening because these inmates are not being credited with the appropriate amount of time to be deducted from their prison sentence, as a result of working in the prisons or for good behavior (commonly referred to as “good time/work time”).


Most inmates are entitled to have their prison sentences reduced by 50% under normal circumstances for “good time/work time”(although there are several different exceptions for why this would not be the case; for example crimes punished under the “three-strikes law“, etc.) However, as indicated by these recent studies, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) does not seem to care to follow the law!


If you feel that a loved is serving more time in prison than they should be, call Wallin and Klarich immediately! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in their time of need for over 30 years.

A qualified criminal defense attorney from the firm will be able to evaluate their case immediately to see if the CDCR is following the law!

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