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Good Behavior

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 commissary, graffiti, 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.

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