Reviewed on: March 20,2018

My Son is serving a 16 month sentence in state jail, is there any way I can find out if his sentencing judge participates in the diligent program? And if he gives the full 20 percent?

Asked: March 19,2018
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The judge has nothing to do with the allocation of good time. The good time credits are set by the State's Justice Department. If the program you speak of offers a sentence reduction for successful completion, tit doesnt matter what the judge wants, they hold zero power over the Department of Corrections as they follow their internal procedures. I know this sounds harsh, but a 16-month sentence is a joke compared to the time we've all done - he'll be fine no matter the outcome of the possible early release. 

Accepted Answer Date Created: March 20,2018

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