The Virginia State Legislature is considering the passing of the 2005 Prison Good Conduct Allowance: Mandatory Functional Literacy Bill. What this Bill does is allow prisoners to \"earn\" Good Conduct Allowances that would reduce his sentence based on an inmate\'s conduct, initiative in performing assigned jobs and tasks, and progress toward earning an educational or vocational certificate. Currently the Law requires that incarcerated persons in the Virginia Correctional System serve at least 85% of their sentence before being released. For exemplary behavior, this Bill will allow prisoners 15 days off every 30 days sentence; 50% off their sentence based on their institutional record. The Bill has established 4 Class Levels to determine the amount of time off for Good Conduct. This Bill is a second chance for those whom have earned it by being rehabilitated from making the wrong choices in life. There are deserving men and women struggling to return to their families and loved ones. This Bill will help to expedite the process. If you have family, friends, or loved ones whom are incarcerated in the State of Virginia; or if you believe in this Bill and want to show your support, please do so by signing below. You do not have to be a resident of the State of Virginia to show your support for this petition. Thank You The Petition will be sent to State Senators and the Committe Members on Rehabilitation and Social Services.