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HB 650 - Reduces Prison Sentences for Inmates Seeking Education - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-54) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Prison Sentences for Inmates Seeking Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes inmates to receive a deduction in their prison terms if they earn a certain educational diploma or certification, effective October 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes inmates to receive a deduction of 60 days from their term of confinement if they earn a (Sec. 1):
    • High school diploma or equivalent;
    • 2 or 4-year college degree;
    • 2 or 4-year certification in applied sciences;
    • Technical education diploma; or
    • Certificate of completion of a civics education program that requires passing a final examination.
  • Specifies that this law does not apply for inmates convicted of first or second-degree murder (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reduces Prison Sentences for Inmates Seeking Education

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