Roy Wyatt is currently locked up at SCI Phoenix because his fiancee family doesn’t like him and decided to call the probation hotline with lies. Crazy part is that there was not investigation into the lies. Roy Wyatt probation officer called Roy and asked him to meet him at Roy house. When Roy got to the house he was arrested based on the phone call of lies. Never did his probation officer discuss the lies before arresting Roy. Roy has been sitting in jail since 9/13/19, waiting on a hearing to prove his innocence. I have a copy of the police report of the incident recording Roy and his fiancee being attacked by her family on 9/11/19. Roy:s fiancee put a restraining order against her family the following day and they called the probation hotline to get him out her life.
This is why probation and parole reform is so important. Too many people are being violated and addressing these violations of our human rights is long over due. #ReformAlliance is addressing this concern with legislation in Pennsylvania. I haven:t read SB14, sponsored by State Senator Anthony Williams and HB1555, sponsored by State Rep Jordan Harris but i sure hope it includes eliminating incentives to arrest parolees or those on probation. The probation hotline much like the DHS hotline abuse should also be addressed.
Are Probation and Parole Rules Realistic?
One of the questions corrections officials themselves ask is whether probation and parole rules are realistic, or whether they’re setting people up for failure.
Spending time with other people who have criminal records can be a violation, says John Wetzel, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Many felons return to communities where it’s difficult for them to avoid spending time with other people with criminal records.
“They’re asked to do a laundry list of things,” says Ron Corbett, an adjunct professor of criminology at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and former acting probation commissioner for the commonwealth. “Given their life circumstances — having few resources, no transportation, very little money — it becomes mission impossible from day one.”
Probation should not be a “walk in the park,” Corbett says, but failure to comply with technical requirements can be punished in ways other than a stay in state prison.
…The Smart Probation Act would end these abuses. Join
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REFORM Alliance wants to know how Probation or Parole has impacted your life!The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole. Today the U.S. criminal justice system controls the lives of 6.6 million human beings – by either imprisoning them or keeping them stuck in the revolving door of probation and parole. That’s a ridiculous number – much, much larger than any country on Earth.Our goal is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system. We will do this by changing the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice. Key to our strategy is changing hearts and minds to support real change. We are building an alliance of influential leaders in business, government, entertainment, sports, and culture to use our shared resources, energy, and platforms for massive impact. Our initial focus will be disabling the revolving door of probation and parole.To accomplish this goal, REFORM Alliance wants to know how Probation or Parole has impacted your life! We are currently seeking information from individuals who are under the control of the probation or parole systems in Pennsylvania and Georgia.Please contact us if you or your loved one
- Have been sentenced to a lengthy period of Probation/Parole or
- Has a Violation of Probation/Parole
- The Violation is technical in nature and not a result of a new law violation
- The sentence or proposed sentence for the violation involves jail or prison time
- The case is in Pennsylvania or Georgia
- The case need not be currently open
We appreciate you sharing your information with us. We are unable to respond to every entry, however, we may contact you if your case is one that will help us to accomplish our goal to dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system.
First & Last Name
Please list the city and state you are on probation/parole in?
How has probation/parole impacted you?