Public Safety

Exceptional sentences

It costs roughly $30,000 to $40,000 per year to house an inmate. Many inmates have been given exceptional, or excessive sentences. In yet they have remained infraction free, obtained degrees, or a trade, and have been role models for other inmates. With careful review and consideration of their convicitons, i believe that even if there were only two you found, you would save $60 to $80,000 per year. I have one such family member who received an exceptional sentence of 30 years and now is in his 15th year. He has a degree in theology, upholstry trade, has helped many youth the list goes on. For family members who are willing to take on the financial burden it would be one that could save the state Millions amybe even billions. I would be one of those family members.

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Idea No. 2388