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Probation and Parole: Supervision - Shock Probation

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Shock probation is a program that allows sentencing judges to reconsider the offender's original sentence to prison and then recall the inmate for a sentence to probation within the community. It is presumed that a short term or imprisonment would "shock" the offender into changing their criminal behavior. With shock probation, an offender is sent to prison, and then within a specified period of time (usually between 30 and 120 days), a judge can bring that offender back out for community supervision.

The overall effects of shock probation remain unknown. Until more research is conducted, perhaps the best tentative conclusions is that it can reduce the cost of incarceration, and may be just as effective in preventing recidivism as prison.

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almost 8 years ago

Shock Probation. I live in PA and have been sentenced to 12 months at MDC Brooklyn on a 1st offense fraud charges. A few questions; 1. Am I eligible for "Shock Probation", 2. What are the necessary steps to get it?, 3. If letters who do they go too?

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about 8 years ago

my boyfriend was charged with burglary. he was given the option of either 1-3 years in a new york state prison or 6 months in shock. i know he will be okay because he is a Marine. but he said shock was a physical punishment like boot camp.?? is that right?

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about 8 years ago

My boyfriend and I had planned on getting married soon, engagement wise first. He ended up getting mixed up in his fathers horrible affairs with drugs. he has 6 charges on him, all looking like felony charges; some of the charges will not have enough evidence to prove. He's looking so far at 37 years. We're not allowed to have communication because we are codefendants at time when arrested. I was brought in on these charges for merely being around. But, his lawyer will have that reduced. How does shock parole work? And if you have ANY information at all that could help...I would GREATLY appreciate it. I really need a miracle at this point. Someone's answer could possibly be just that.

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over 9 years ago

my husband got sentenced in december 8 2008 it just happend but we are trying to get him shock probation but i dont know where to get the shock probation, can you please help me and let me know. well the things is that he wrote the judge a letter for consideration into gettting his time reduced but the thing is that i dont know if he asked for shock probation but i dont think so because he asked me to look it up in the internet. but the judge is calling him back to court on the 29th of january and we are wondering why is the judge calling him back to court if he has already been sentenced.i would really apreciate it if you can write me in my email. thank you.

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about 9 years ago

Dom't count on being allowed around her until she is off. I am going through the same crap with the NYS Parole Board and my husband who is on Shock Parole. They let him beleive that while he was working his butt off in Shock he would come home after it all to his wife and kids. Now they are saying no he cant live her and even worse they have placed a NO CONTACT order in between us! We have NO violent backgrounds (neither of us) the only thing we have is a restraining order that was in place against him for 2 days 3 years ago when I caught him having an affair. The police report from that day even says their was NO PHYSICAL contact, but because there was even a restraining order in existance they said NOPE you aint seeing him and he aint coming home! I have written Governor Patterson's office countless times with no response and I have also written the NYS parole board and gotten no where but told to keep speaking to the next person up in ranking. Of course though when I speak to the next person they always say the same thing! Appartenly in 02/09 a new rule went through to avoid any contact if any restraining orders or even accusations of abuse in the past. BULLCRAP!!!

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over 9 years ago

My husband violated shock probation by not returning to the rehab facility he was shocked out to at that time a warrant was issued for him. He was out for several months working until he was picked up on the warrant in October, he is up for parole in March, he is a class D felon. what are the terms and conditions for violating shock probation, I heard he starts his sentence all over again is this true?

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over 10 years ago

My husband got sentenced in May for a felony charge aggravated robbery and was told that he would come back to court for a hearing on shock probation.Now it comes to that the dea dont remember the motion has been filed my concern does he qualify for shock since its a aggravated case?

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over 6 years ago

hello my son is in the tdoc corrections he is only 22 he got a 16 year sentence for drugs selling can any one help me understand what shock treatment is he been in tdoc already 2 years

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almost 7 years ago

My son is only 21 years old and currently serving a 1-10 year sentecne for daytime burgulary. No prior offenses. No previous trouble with the law. He is having me check into shock parole and see what I can find out. I just want everyone to know that when a famiy member goes to prison,he is not the only one that is "imprisioned". A piece of me dies a little each day and i don't know how much longer I can hold on. I know I need to be strong for him and I am not doing a very good job. I feel like such a failure as a mother for letting my baby end up in a place like prison in the first place. Now I feel the stress and frustration of not having the money to get him a lawyer. I get to talk to him every once in a while and just got off the phone with him,so my mind is in a strange place, feeling so lost for him and angry at myself for acting like his jail term is hurting me more than it is hurting him. That is all for now, I guess I just needed to vent. I will say a prayer for him tonite, just like every other nite and keep all other people in my position in my prayers too. (Cory Micheal--I love you so much and am so sorry for everything. I promise to be here for you to come home-hopefully very soon. Love, mom

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over 7 years ago

My boyfriend has a charge with PETTY THEFT and DRUG PARAPHERNA. He now has 6 months in the county jail. what is shock program, how does it work, and what do i have to do to help him, he needs to come home.

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over 7 years ago

could you get married when you are on probation and your fiance is on house arrest???

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over 8 years ago

Anyone kan apply for shock probation.u either do it urself at da law libary..its a motion for shock probabtion..u jus mak a copy of it but u hAV 2 RETYPE it and fill n blanks.or if u hav lawyer they kan do it for u..either way u still hav 2 pay to put motion n..good luck..

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over 8 years ago

Tiffany:

I am really sorry for what you are going through. My husband had to do 5 years behind bar. I never heard of shock probation until I started college for criminal justice. That was not even discussed by his attorney's. But anyway, I waited for him for the whole 5 years and I know even though you say 2 years is a long time to wait. It really is not especially if you love someone. So hang in there if the love is still truly there.

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over 9 years ago

MY WIFE IS ON SHOCK PAROLE AS WE SPEAK AND SHE AND I GO THROUGH MARITAL FIGHTS AND ARGUEMENTS AND HER PAROLE OFFICER IS TRYING TO KEEP US APART FROM EACH OTHER WE BOTH LOVE EACH OTHER AND STILL WANT TO BE WITH EACH OTHER BUT SHE EWONT EVEN LET US SEE EACH OTHER WE CANT EVEN LIVE TOGETHER AGAIN SHE SAID "IF SHE CATCHES WIND THAT WE ARE TOGETHER OR EVEN SEEING EACH OTHER SHE IS GONNA VIOLATE HER " I WANT TO KNOW WAT CAN I DO THIS BEING APART IS KILLING US . WHEN DO SHE GO TO THE PAROLE IN HER BOROUGH ? WILL WE ONE DAY BE ABLE TO BE TOGETHER WHILE SHE IS STILL ON ?SHE HAS 2 YEARS LEFT ON PAROLE THATS TO LONG FOR US TO WAIT TO BE TOGETHER PLEASE IF SOME ONE CAN HELP US PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING WAT CAN I DO?

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about 7 years ago

Im on parole-supervision for 2 years now .and no problems i got 3 more how can i get off this

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over 7 years ago

if you are out on shock probation ,and you get put in jail for probation violation, plus you have drug charges for a latter court, can you get out of jail on shock probation befor you go to court for the other charges

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about 8 years ago

on shock probation. My dad just got sentenced to 5 years on march19, 2010. he is now in jail, waiting for shock probation. The lawyer told my family to make petitions for him and to get people in the community to sighn them. We are in the process of getting these things signed. He also told us to write letters on his behalf stating that he isn't any danger to the community. so I suggest doing the things we were told to do. The more people you have sign the petition the better it looks on your family member. I wish you luck and I hope that it works for you and for my dad as well.

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over 8 years ago

my mom is serving time behind bars and i hope that shock probation is an option-_-

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almost 4 years ago

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about 7 years ago

if a person is on a drug free zone and was charged with it are they can come up for shock probation or not please let me know on my email

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about 7 years ago

does a person that has an drug free zone that was charged with it can they get out on shock probation please let me know

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over 4 years ago

My fiance is currently on probation and taking a ru classes for it, a guy showed at the classes that is supposed to be there taken but in court papers my fiance ain't suppose to be around him or etc, we have a baby on the way I'm worried he is gunna get violated for leaven class???? can he get violated??

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about 8 years ago

my brother was just sentence on march 1 for something he didnt do he now have to serve 3 1/2 years this is his 1st time ever gettin in trouble they 1st offered him 3months and 5 years probation but being that he kno he is innocent he took it 2 trial where a jury who was sleepin half of the time found him guilty...we was recently told about this shock probation by my x no thanks 2 his sorry lawyer...wat i wanna kno is what do we have to do to get him in shock probation?