I wanted to share an experience that might provide everyone a better idea of the current climate in the California CDCR Parole arena. I was just approved for an early discharge from parole and have an appointment to go in tomorrow to have my ankle monitor removed and be officially discharged.
The plea deal I took, for a 288(a) L&L w/child under 14 included a 6 year prison term at 85% and 3 years of parole. When I was released, I was informed that my parole was now 10 years due to changes in the law. I am on Parole in Riverside County, CA.
The 3 year anniversary of my release was April 1st. My Parole Agent recommended me for early discharge, as did his supervisor, a PA-III, and the “DA” … which I only know as “District Attorney” but I suspect may be the title of someone within CDCR? He said he would know in approximately two weeks, however to not get my hopes up, because they’ve not seen anyone approved for an early discharge with my length of parole, only “talk” of it.
Yesterday, he received a status change. The BPH returned my review with an early discharge approved as of May 3rd.
This story should provide HOPE for those under lengthy parole terms and their families. I’ve been continuously employed since my release. I’ve never missed one group session of sex offender therapy. I was open and honest during one on one’s. I was polite and respectful to parole staff and agents. I passed all of my polygraph examinations. I’ve had stable housing. I participated in the process, I didn’t fight it.
I wish everyone the same fortune.
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