Mississippi Code Title 47. Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole § 47-7-3.2 § 47-7-3.2. Release of convicted person

(1) Notwithstanding Sections 47-5-138 , 47-5-139 , 47-5-138.1 or 47-5-142 , no person convicted of a criminal offense on or after July 1, 2014, shall be released by the department until he or she has served no less than fifty percent (50%) of a sentence for a crime of violence pursuant to Section 97-3-2 or twenty-five percent (25%) of any other sentence imposed by the court.

(2) This section shall not apply to:

(a) Offenders sentenced to life imprisonment;

(b) Offenders convicted as habitual offenders pursuant to Sections 99-19-81 through 99-19-87 ;

(c) Offenders serving a sentence for a sex offense;  or

(d) Offenders serving a sentence for trafficking pursuant to Section 41-29-139(f) .

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