Georgia Invoice Seeks Reduction for Probationers

Senate Judiciary Chairman Brian Strickland is pushing to ease the burden not solely on those that’ve served time, however the state’s probation system, by introducing a invoice that might enable somebody convicted of a felony who has served at the very least three years of probation, paid all restitution and never been arrested on something extra severe than a visitors cost to be eligible to finish their probation sentence early, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Underneath Senate Invoice 105, solely individuals who had no prior felony convictions would qualify for early termination of probation. The brand new legislation could be retroactive and apply to anybody on probation who met the standards. Felony justice advocates say there have been 203,00zero Georgians on probation in 2020. “Somebody has executed all the pieces they’re imagined to do, they’ve paid restitution, they’ve not gotten in any extra bother, these are those that have proven they are often productive members of society,” stated Strickland, a Republican from McDonough.