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Good Behavior

Interview with Eric, Dominic and Carlos

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Eric: No , i got out when they find out it was a lie. Everything was made up.
Dominic: I did not get off based on good behavior at all.
Carlos: No I had an immigration hold so I was not able to work in order to get additional time off.

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Eric: I do not know i never spoke to anyboby when was in there i think that is one reason they got mad at me.
Dominic: I dont know about their good behavior policy.
Carlos: The jail automatically takes off five days a month without having to do anything. I think they call it administrative time off. So, for example, in my case the six months sentence automatically converts into five months. If you don't have any holds from other agencies and are physically able you can work and earn up to an additional 5 days per month for working and good behavior.

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?
Eric: No I do not know I do not care a bit I never did I never pay attention to anything when i was in there. My freedon was gone.
Dominic: Typically in order to receive good time anywhere you would have to make sure that you stay out of trouble. You cant receive any tickets or citations while incarcerated.
Carlos: If you are sentenced to jail time and sent to work they put you in a different part of the jail in cells that only hold sentenced inmates that work. In those cells the atmosphere is not as bad, mostly everyone there will be going home within a few months. The most common things that get people sent back up to general population and lose gain time is fighting, smoking, stealing and not willing to work. I did see a few guys go back up and lose additional gain time for smoking.

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