May 4, 2022

Time, Time, Time, Nothing But Time

From The Novelist Portent by Johnny E. Mahaffey (author's profile)


A lot of things have changed here post-COVID, and the most
impressive change is that a lot of prisoners are finally starting to
go home. Things are definitely changing with parole, pardons,
sentencing, and resentencing.
Prisoners are able to get their BS sentences tossed out due to
the corruption of the 2000 to 2012 era kangaroo trials that took
place all over South Carolina; and after the cases finish review, a
resentencing can take place correcting the fake sentences that were
handed out. All the Andy's and Barney's seem to be gone from some of
the counties in sc, and newer people are finally in place that have
actually read the U.S. Constitution or, at least heard of it - and
I am seeing a lot of us go back and get time originally sentenced cut
in half, or less. Those with a "life setnence" are mostly being reduced
to 20 or 30 year sentences, of which they only do a percentage (85%), and
getting parole eligibility along with the lowered time. Still, time served
in SC is higher than national average, actually twice to three times as
much in some cases. Statistics show that longer prison sentences do nothing
to lower crime rates. Economy is the biggest driver of crime: in bad econmy,
crime rates go up, while during good economic times, crime rates drop drastically.
Prisons don't prevent crime. Prisons are instead tasked with the responsibility of
rehabilitating prisoners!
Over 95 percent of SC prisoners do have a release date, but as a result of a
prosecutorial or jucidial corrpution from 2000 to 2012, those dates are too far spaced.
It was an era when a lot of SC


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Sally_E Posted 1 week, 5 days ago.   Favorite
All of this aside, you were found guilty because you are guilty. You killed Ryan. You had a list of targets. You said you did it out loud to multiple people. You murdered a man.

Yoko_morimoto Posted 1 week, 3 days ago.   Favorite
If I remember correctly, when someone leaves a negative comment, you never see it. A good idea to have someone filter your received comments and to ignore all the negative Nancies out here John. What's the saying in America? If people aren't talking about you, then you aren't doing anything right.

Negative Nancies hate being ignored, it's hilarious, because they seek affirmation. And for you to never even see what negativity they write, is very positive. Their jealousy eats at their soul, and hate controls them. It is not until they find God and learn forgiveness that they can find self peace. Even if not religious, they are lost souls knowing nothing but blame and hate, stuck in the past.

Some of them so jealous of you that they even started a rumor that you were dead. 😆

kudos to you for surviving and being alive. Keep at it, with your elegant and brilliant writing, your beautiful art, your teaching to help prisoners less fortunate, and all the great things you continue to do to make the world a better place. The hundreds of prisoners that now have a GED because of your help, will have better chances in society, and less chance of commitment of on other crime.

I believe in forgiveness and second chances, and my heart is light weighted and full of love and life. Right now, I smile, and I am happy. This is the way.

Soyouwannadance Posted 1 week, 2 days ago.   Favorite
It’s good to see a recent writing from you. When I heard you kicked it I was very distraught and when I found out it was all vicious lies I was very happy. We’ve had our differences and over the years we’ve found common ground and respect for each other. Please continue to write continue to spread good wherever you can.

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