Interview with Reggie, Sarah, Brenda, Mike and Will
JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior? Reggie: no Sarah: No. I gave no trouble of any sort, was always
polite, but it didn't matter. Brenda: no they made me pull the whole 20 day for nothing Mike: Not me, but again, I guess compared to everyone else
my time was short. I've heard of things like getting
off for doing good for people who are sentenced for
years.. But no. I never did. Will: I actually lost time for poor behavior and I got
sent to the hole. I spent forty five days in
solitary confinement. I was able to get out early
for working in the kitchen however.
JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior? Reggie: you dont get good behavior time in the county jail Sarah: I have no idea. Brenda: i didn't get anytime off Mike: I wouldn't know, since it never was offered to me.
But I have heard from a friend who was in there for
2 years that him getting his G.E.D in jail took 2
weeks off. Which I bet feels like a lot when your
facing an extended amount of time. Will: Good behavior had no bearing on my sentencing. Only
bad behavior would result in losing "gain days."
Gain days are days off your sentence that you earn
for working various jobs, like kitchen or road crew.
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? Reggie: you don't get time off in the county jail Sarah: I have no idea. Brenda: stay out of trouble and people business and don't
talk about other people business don't tell stuff
that not truth about anyone just stay to you self Mike: Getting in fights, being aggressive to the
officers.. stuff like that seems like common sense
of stuff to do to get time off. Be a good person
in jail, just like you should have been outside of
it. I would assume that if they see a positive
change in the person you where when you came in
that they might help you cut some time off. Will: You needed to not get caught smoking most
importantly. People got sent to the hole and lost
gain time for smoking and for failing drug tests