Please read this article and then contact you local reps to help Stop this movement ASAP! http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/082907/met_195414431.shtml More than 3,000 prisoners statewide could see their sentences shortened under plans submitted to the House Safety & Security Council, which was meeting on the second of three days legislators set aside for committees to review proposed state budget cuts. Florida faces a $2.5 billion deficit because of lower-than-expected revenue over the next fiscal year. State Corrections Secretary James McDonough laid out four proposals built around the general concept of easing low-risk prisoners back into society earlier than planned if they are already near the end of their sentences and have demonstrated good behavior. Violent and sexual offenders would be ineligible, and the changes would still allow inmates to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences as state law requires. McDonough's favored proposal is to ease the state's work-release rules, allowing inmates to stay out of state custody at night if they are already working in the community during the day and are approaching the end of their sentences anyway. In exchange, the inmates would be required to report weekly, and a small increase in probation officers could provide stricter supervision.