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Good Behavior

Interview with Ron, Tiffany, Hugh and Stevan

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Ron: no way!! you might hear how the state is going to release inmates becuase of overcrowding or based on good behavior or non violent offenders there just are,nt enough of those priviledged inmates around everyone has a violent offender history of some sort. work release & work furlough & work in lew, are the only earlly release type programs that i know of..
Tiffany: I was arrested on a Friday morning. They did release a few people over the weekend, but they held me till court on Monday.
Hugh: Yes, I got five days taken off for not getting in to any trouble.
Stevan: No they don't have that shit in county jail .

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Ron: they call it good time work time credits & they base it on your max sentence time that you have to it,s called half time. it,s really givin to all elligible based on the type of job you,ll get or schooling you,ll enter upon housing at your final instution.they say thirty five percent for fire camp those campers really work for it though. i,ve done it before & loved it,but i only got half time for it & that didn,t start until I got to my recieving institution.
Hugh: Officially, five days, but I've seen people go home a lot sooner.
Stevan: none I'm not sur there is such a thing

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?
Ron: based on how many times you,ve been incarcerated,now a days will detirmine how you get placed housed & the types of jobs & schooling available to you either thru the jail or your homeboy connections but don,t get caught up in the wrong spot were all the high power folks hang out , or by yourself in enemy neighborhoods,unless you just don,t care watch how you LOOK at some one & what you say as well & also don,t tell alot of lies,
Hugh: You just have to respect the guards, do what you're told, and stay out of fights with other inmates. Gambling and destruction of property are other factors. I seen a guy get time added to his sentence for breaking rules and as I said, I had time taken off. Question is worded oddly.
Stevan: I'm not sure what your asking about . I never seen that happen to anyone. It is a strange question to be asking peolpe man

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