Re: No Federal parole

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 11:29:01 MST

On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 06:56:26AM -0800, Brian D Williams wrote:
> >The only problem here is that it sounds like parole is automatic,
> >in the system you're describing. The system *I'm* describing is
> >one where it isn't automatic: you qualify for it by good
> >behaviour. Clear?
> Yes, it is pretty much automatic the way it is enacted now. We
> agree that early release is omething they must actively work for
> and qualify for.

Culture shock, again: in the UK, eligibility for early release
isn't automatic -- bad behaviour leads to forfeiture. If you're
telling me that in the USA, if you go to prison and are eligible
for parole you *automatically* get let out early, I just have to
say I find that bizarre ...

-- Charlie

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