What Does a Criminal Sentence Really Mean?

  • Explaining what happens after the sentencing. Various Hearings a victim may have to appear at. Appeals, Parole & Community Corrections ( half-way house) Hearings. Victim Notification from the Department of Corrections. Victim Impact Statements, oral and written. The difference between the Parole Eligibility Date (PED) and the Mandatory Release Date (MRD). The difference between the early release options, Parole and Community Corrections. Good time and earned time.