21 thoughts on “Proposed Bill

  1. is there a bill already in place that up the age for juvenile offenders from 12 to 23? can someone email that to me please.

  2. Hello, my name is Vicki I have a son who was incarcerated at the age of 22, he has served 20 yrs of a 75yr sentence, he was offered 35 but being young and dumb took it to court and lost so they gave him 75 years. He has made improvements beyond what i ever dreamed. He has grown into a fine young man. I have seen first hand that people do reform and deserve a second chance. He has guards and many staff routing him on they have encouraged a out of control young man into a fine up standing citizen!! I’m very ecstatic about this bill. I would love to hear more about it and how to help in any way possible.

  3. My husband has been down for 19 years, and not had an infraction in over 12. He has done a 360 since being locked up, he is NOT the young man he used to be. The officers actually come to him for advice about a youngster who is acting out. That in itself should say something. I pray that he can come home to his family sooner than later. He needs to watch his baby girl grow up and it’s not easy for him now, but having him home would make a world of difference in both of our lives. GOSH, i hope this bill passes. Thanks to everyone who is trying to move it along, it’s much needed.

  4. I am very interested in this bill and in knowing if this will go in front of legislation in January. I know it’s been brought forward a few times without any luck unfortunately. What has changed ? Do you have any congressman supporting this proposed bill. I have been working to try and get a bill similar to California’s sb261 passed here in Wash. We would add a 15 year maximum to that bill tough. Feb 2018 my husband will have served 15 years he went in at 19 years old. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help!

  5. I’m praying for Justice and Rehabilitation for HB 2316 “Second Chances Bill”. My brother has been down for 24 years. He’s been involved in the music dept events, sings, and attends church services. He been shuffle around and still on good behavior. Thank you Jesus!
    Have mercy on good behavior for 15+ years persons incarcerated.

  6. When can we expect to see this bill go through. We are so anxious to have this pass and see our loved ones again on the outside. We will take parole over being in. Anything to have some hope again.

  7. My loved one has been in for 19 years and has one left to go. He has been rehabilitated for a long time now. It would be an answered prayer to have him out earlier, even just months earlier, so we can get on with our lives as a family. It’s time, he’s done enough time.

  8. HELLO
    THIS IS A AMAZING RACE AGAINST TIME I AM A WIFE -WHO IN TURN IS DOING L/W/O/P
    AS WELL
    THE LONGER MY HUSBAND IS INCARCERATED ,THE LONGER I AND OUR FAMILY STRUGGLE WITH OUT HIM..ALL WE PRAY IS FOR THE LORD TO STAY IN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND FOR OTHERS TO SEE THAT REHABILITATION DOES TAKE PLACE INSIDE AND OUT!!GOD BLESS EVERY ONE

    1. Mrs. Matthews – yes there is urgency here and we know that there is a lot of work to do particularly for those who are serving LWOP on the inside and the outside. It is critical to change the narrative from retribution and punishment to justice and rehabilitation. The extreme long sentences do not offer any further ‘justice’ when our loved ones have made significant changes and will be of little to no public safety risk. Love and compassion to you and your family.

      1. Hi Darci You can help us spread the word about the need for reform. Our next meeting is Saturday Sept. 19th at the Capital Hill Library. (Time and address is found on our Upcoming Event‘s page) Please come out and let’s figure out how you can contribute to the effort.

    2. Amen Sister! Keep the faith! Sometimes we can’t see past our walls of circumstance but HE can. He hears our prayers and is working in all areas. We must wait on His PERFECT timing! The DOC doesn’t have control of our loved ones….God does. Nothing can keep them in….or let them out until God says so…..!

  9. I am very anxious to see this pushed through. This would mean that my husband would be up for review with the possibility of being able to come home and watch our children grow up without being at a table in a crowded room full of other inmates. I can’t even begin to explain what you guys are doing to bring parole back means to our entire family!

    1. Hi Stephanie – yes it is a big deal many of us not the core team have family members inside so we understand your anxiety and desire to move forward. There is a lot of work to do to get a good bill passed and we need all the help we can get to keep the dialog going that changes the narrative from retribution and punishment to justice and rehabilitation.

    1. Hi Stephanie we will drop a bill in the 2016 session which should start in Jan. Right now we are asking for community feedback on the proposal.

    2. I have read and approve the Earned Second Chances Bill modified from the 2014 House Bill #2316. I am a retired jail chaplain and have corresponded and visited since 2000 with one inmate in particular who would be a most deserving beneficiary of this proposal.

      1. This would be a great thing for a lot of people. My husband was so young when he committed the crime that put him there. He has grown so much in the last 15 years it doesn’t seem right for him to have to serve another 20 for something he committed as a child. He doesn’t talk to me much about who he talks to but he knows quite a bit about this bill and talks to a few people. I know he doesn’t want me to get my hopes up only to be disappointed. I am a lot stronger than what he gives me credit for and I’m very realistic but I would be ecstatic if this was passed!

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