Legal Question in Criminal Law in Mississippi

MS 50-85% law

I've heard something about a 50-85% law in MS. I deduct that it specifies that inmates can serve 50-85% of their sentance. Is this true? If so, where can I find out more information about it?

Asked on 5/12/02, 3:37 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jeffrey Padgett Padgett Law Firm, pllc

Re: MS 50-85% law

We are under an 85% rule, no variance, but judges can do what they want anyway.

Call the probation office in Jackson, MS. They can tell you all about it. The local office's number is 662-563-5393

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Answered on 5/13/02, 11:32 am

Jeffery Navarro Jeffery M. Navarro, Attorney at Law

Re: MS 50-85% law

If convicted of a felony, an inmate must serve at least 85% of his / her sentence in order to be eligble for parole.

Jeff Navarro

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Answered on 5/13/02, 1:40 pm

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