Hey, I have a few questions about some things I am confused about. My bf is at Southwestern facility and I posted a previous message about his sentence. I was confused because his lawyer said 50%, but his time on IDOC reflects 85%. I am not able to talk to him yet, because his first 30 days are not up yet. He sent me a letter yesterday and I am confused on what to do. He sent me an "Offender Request" where he asked them to send me his Amendment Sheet. Some CO from that facility filled it out, wrote this exactly, and sent it to me:
Charge: Agg. Discharge of a Firearm.
This is a truth sentencing crime, which means you have to serve 85% percent of your time, which means no good time. HOWEVER, the judge put day good time on your mittimus sheet, which means we have to write the judge and have him clarify that that is actually what he meant instead of the 85% Truth in Sentencing. If he retracts the Day for Day, the 85% stands. If he wants Day for Day you will receive good time. We will keep you informed of the status of your case.
I am so confused. He took the SA deal because they said he would serve only 50% of his time because he caused NO great bodily harm on anyone. His crime was violent, but hurt NO ONE. Did the judge not make that clear enough on his mittimus?? He wrote me a panicked letter asking me to figure everything out because if not he would be during 3 years instead of 1 year!!! HELP!! Do I write the judge? Do I call? His family is out of the country right now, which makes everything worse because I can't contact them. I don't have the lawyer's number. The CO said above that they would be contacting the judge to see if he really meant 50% time instead of the 85%, how long does that take???? Any comments to help with would appreciated. I'm so worried he will do 85%, when that wasn't the deal!!!!! My bf only took that deal because of the 50% part. Has this happened to anyone else????