Early Release of Criminal Defendants

Release date: 01/20/2010
Sponsored by: District Attorney Department

Update to Crime Victims Regarding Early Release of Criminal Defendants Serving Prison Sentences Pursuant to House Bill 3508

In Washington County, the Court received notice of an intended additional 10% sentence reduction (increasing the current rate from 20% to 30%) for over 420 state inmates. This generated approximately 340 individual hearings before the Court for early release consideration.  Many people statewide expressed concern that the bill included violent offenders in the early release process.  Many news outlets discussed the bill's results and report that the Legislature will be reviewing the bill during the February, 2010 special session.

If you need any information about your case, the results of the defendant's request in your case or information in general about HB 3508 and the results in Washington County, please do not hesitate to contact our office at any of the phone numbers or addresses listed in the victim letter.