Interview with Kyle, Randy, Tyler, Dave and Melissa
JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior? Kyle: "Good time" in Jefferson County consisted of as
much as 10 days a
month or as little as 3 depending on behavior,
write ups, etc. Randy: I DID NOT GET ANY TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR Tyler: For me, I was released only when my bond
requirements were completed. Dave: YOU DID GET 2 DAY FOR EVERY THREE THAT YOU SERVED. Melissa: No.
JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior? Kyle: I believe now it's up to 12 days a month if
you're a working trustee Randy: ONE DAY FOR TWO SERVED I BELIEVE Tyler: In county as far as I know it might be up to the
judge or when you were sentenced. Dave: ONE DAY FOR EVERY THREE. Melissa: I don't know.
JM: What types of actions do you need to avoid in order to get time off? Did you ever witness somebody losing time off for good behavior? Kyle: Fights, tattooing, gambling, stealing other's
stealing razors to give personal haircuts, not
be cooperative with
the guards. Yes people lost good time a lot.
Usually they would first
be punished by being taken to the "hole" for a
disciplinary hearing. Randy: YOU HAVE TO AVOID ANY WRITE UPS FOR ANYTHING
INCLUDING BEING VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY AGRESSIVE
WITH DEPUTIES, FIGHTING, STEALING, AND NOT
FOLLOWING BASIC RULES SUCH AS MAKING BEDS ETC. Tyler: As far as I know it was just following the
rules. No contraband, no causing trouble, no
outburst of any kind, no fighting. The best
thing was to keep to yourself. Dave: BASICALLY TO AVOID LOSING GOOD TIME YOU HAD TO
FOLLOW THE RULES INCLUDING SIMPLE THINGS LIKE
MAKING YOUR BED TO AVOID WRITE UPS. MOST LOST
TIME FOR ARGUING WITH STAFF. Melissa: I didn't see anyone being disciplined for any reason.