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Good Behavior

Interview with Brad, Brit, Chuck, Ben and Carl

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Brad: Yes, I participated in the AA and NA program which helped me with my parole.The biggest problem was contacting our social workers to ensure that they put in our petitions for release on time.
Brit: nope
Chuck: if you consider my total cooperation and not fighting the charges "good behavior" then yes.
Ben: I violated probation and had to finish probation in the jail. I spent about 260 days in jail and only did 240 because I got out on good behavior.
Carl: I was supposed to----records dept blew my paperwork

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Brad: I believe it was something like 8 days for each month.
Chuck: there is an actual ratio to it as was explained in the inmate manual. i cannot recall it at present but one does exist
Ben: I have no idea I guess it depends on how long your sentence is.
Carl: You can drop almost a third if you work and avoid trouble

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?
Brad: You must participate in jail programs or work an institutional job,and you have to avoid disciplinary wrtite ups.
Chuck: if i had to venture a guess i'd say whatever behaviors that landed you in jail in the first place. no fighting, no f*ing, no posession of contraband... run of the mill stuff
Ben: Avoid verbal and physical fighting, gambling, getting caught with weapons and listen to the corrections officers. I never witnessed anyone losing time off for good behavior.
Carl: Fighting---will screw you up-but often theirs no choice....no self defense rules to jail penalty for fighting

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