(a) Any person now serving a prison sentence based on revocation of probation who would have been an eligible offender as defined in Section 15-22-54 at the time of revocation shall be entitled to be resentenced upon petition to the sentencing court. Such petition shall be on a form and filed in the manner prescribed by the Administrative Office of Courts. Petitions shall be considered authorized motions for modification of sentence, assigned a unique identifier by the Administrative Office of Courts, and shall not require payment of a filing fee.
(b) The court shall have jurisdiction to resentence the offender in accordance with the terms of this section, upon a showing of the following:
(1) The petitioner met all requirements of an eligible offender as defined in Section 15-22-54 at the time of revocation.
(2) Probation was thereafter revoked and the petitioner was sentenced to the penitentiary only as a result of administrative violations of probation.
(3) The petitioner has no disciplinary infractions while serving the sentence in the penitentiary.
(4) The petitioner has no pending criminal charges or convictions for a new offense since the time the petitioner was placed on probation.
(c) A successive petition shall not be considered by the trial court unless new grounds are raised in the petition. Any successive petition which is not set for a hearing by the court within 30 days after filing is deemed denied by operation of law.
(Act 2010-753, p. 1905, §2; Act 2011-696, p. 2125, §1.)