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shock probation, another tool being used to free felons

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see felon get his well-earned prison sentence. see felon walk out 90 days later

https://www.lawyers.com/ask-a-lawye...obationi-and-who-is-eligible-for-it-1869.html

Shock probation provides defendants with an opportunity to receive probation after spending a short period of time in a jail or prison. The theory underlying shock probation is that immersing a defendant in the penal system for a short period of time can \'shock\' him or her into a non-criminal lifestyle. Like other forms of probation, shock probation is considered a privilege rather than a right or entitlement.

This means it is up to the discretion of the sentencing judge. In Texas, where you are from, judges may grant shock probation to felony and misdemeanor offenders within six months of the time they begin serving their jail sentences. For felony offenders to be eligible, this must be the first felony for which they have been incarcerated. As Texas allows jury sentencing, juries also may recommend shock probation. Once released, offenders are put on community supervision. It might work like this: A first time offender can be sentenced to a prison term -- say 10 years, and sent to Huntsville, like any other convicted felon.

But after 90 days to 6 months, the judge can suspend the remaining portion of the sentence and grant probation.

The \"shock\" is meant to be 90 days to six months of daily life in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, after which an inmate theoretically will never break the law again. Shock probation benefits the state as well as the inmate. It is a cost-saving alternative to lengthy incarceration and is believed to reduce recidivism. Keeping an inmate in the system any longer than 90 or 180 days not only costs more money but increases the risk of creating a hardened criminal. Since the rules governing shock probation in Texas have been amended several times, and several serious offenses are excluded from the shock probation option, your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to see if you are eligible for the program.
 

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Sounds good to me as long as it’s a non violent offender. Keep them in there long enough for them to do some self reflection then put them on strict probation for a long while, then let them be free.



Jersey has something similar
 

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the prison deterrent was already in place. sending them there for a cup of coffee is a ruse. the victims/cops/public being gamed

it looks like 10 or 20 years...but in reality is 90 days

another favorite is 'deferred probation' -- local (tx) judges like to use that one
 

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I think its a great idea - and could drastically thin the numbers in the prisons...

If you catch them when they are young - a few months in a real prison - and their mindset is they are gonna be there for the next x number of years...and then they suddenly are told they are free to go...I think that would really wake a lot of these younger people up - and could potentially be just the kick in the ass they need to get things together...without the draconian punishment they otherwise would have faced...

And if they get in trouble again...well - then its for real...
 

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dont trust the judges to be moral and just -

let us not hear of the honor of men, instead, bind them with the chains of the constitution