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Interview with Joey, Bob, Anne, Beth, Cheev, JJ, Denise, Brett, Andrew and Bethany

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Joey: No
Bob: No, But the district attorney did say they were giving away "thanksgiving specials"- it was the day before thanksgiving vacation, and they let more people than usual out on "signature bond" a bond that an individual can post with his/her signature. Signature bonds were once very common at the magistrate hearing one usually gets within a day or so of arriving to jail, but they have become much more infrequent the last few years- out of a courtroom of 60 or so a couple might be lucky to get one; it used to be around a half or so would be able to sign for their own bond.
Anne: No.
Beth: my case was dismissed
Beth: that dont apply
Cheev: no
JJ: no
Denise: No. They offered me parole four months short of my max out date, and wanted me to wear & pay for an ankle monitor. I told them to shove the parole papers up their ass, after all those years I could do four months standing on my head.
Brett: No.. I did not receive any early release time based on good behavior.
Andrew: no i had probation violation and had a lawyer which helped
Bethany: yes i did i got 3 mons off good time

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Joey: Dont Know
Bob: I've heard in prison you can count 3 days for every 2 served or something like that- not familiar w/ that happening in county jail at all. Good behavior allows one to become a trustee, go to the law library, etc.
Anne: I don't know.
Beth: im not sure i only spent 1 day and a half in there.
Cheev: dont know
JJ: none
Denise: some people are eligible for 2 for1, but I fell under a violent felony, which meant I had to do a minimum of 90% of my time.
Brett: I do not recall of anyone receiving time off for good behavior.
Andrew: the most you can receive is hlf off if you become a worker
Bethany: 5 mons off good time

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?
Joey: trouble (any behavior deemed inappropriate in the Jail Handbook)
Bob: Fighting, possession of contraband, insubordination, among others.
Anne: I don't know.
Beth: im not sure
Cheev: dont know
JJ: no
Denise: Fights, insubordination, but I never witnessed anyone losing good time for any action, not that I cared about the business of other inmates much. I was a stay to myself kind of girl for the most part.
Brett: I do not recall seeing anyone getting time off for good behavior. In that facility, I feel that it does not matter if you are a "model inmate" or not, you will not receive any good time.
Andrew: you cant get into into any trouble at all with the inmates or the staff in no kind of way also you cant have any write ups which wil put you on probation
Bethany: no fights dont get into wit that anyone stay too your self no smokin different things really just stay out the way of troble and more

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