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Good time is normally calculated into the release date. An inmate can only have good time taken away and therefore add time to the release date. In state prison, there are some programs where working harder labor, like long kitchen detail hours give more good time. Have your inmate ask his counselor or unit manager about programs that exist which might carve off some more time.Read more
The state systems vary by each state, most states offer a program for "good time" reduction for good behavior and for taking approved courses. Some state prisons even have a special matching of good time credits for number of days an inmate works in the kitchen. The federal good time is about 15% of sentence. States range good time credit from as much as 67% (do only a 1/3 of your sentence) to the same 15% that they have atRead more
The Second Chance Act was passed by Congress in 2010 but the Bureau of Prisons has been slow to implement the law. The caveat in the law allows the BOP to use the statute "to their best discretion." Typically that means less being done than more. We have the actual statute on the site. CLICK HERE to download the 2nd Chance Act PDFRead more