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    1. A good number of States went to "Truth in Sentencing" in the late '90s. In these, there's no parole, and thus little incentive to make a record that you're a good parole risk.
    1. Most States use the County Jail system for sentences under a year, reserving the Prisons for longer sentences. The Diarist's State would appear to be an exception. The fed system does not distinguish. Also no parole on Fed sentences.

    Democratic Candidate for US Senator, Wisconsin, in 2012

    Runamarchy: n., the end product of corrosion of constitutional order.

    by ben masel on Sun Apr 08, 2007 at 11:12:04 PM PDT

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