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Good Behavior

Interview with Tammy, Tiffany, Sarah, Rachel and Betty

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Tammy: yes, I did 90 days out of 120 for good behavior and also i was a trustee and worked in the kitchen.
Tiffany: No. I had to serve all my months left on probation. Full 24 months.
Sarah: No I did not get off early because of good behavior
Rachel: no i got released on sor then on my own reconginize
Betty: i did not get out early based on good behavior because i had to have a bond

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Tammy: not really sure how the point system worked - I know you get a certain amount of "good time or gain time" a month
Tiffany: County time in florida is 5 days a month i believe.
Sarah: I believe you can work in the kitchen and laundry room and receive time off but im not sure how much
Rachel: i do not know anything about that
Betty: i could not get any time off because i needed a bond to get released

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?
Tammy: avoid fights with inmates, any attitudes with officers or refusing to do what they say. Also you can get time off by being a trustee ( working in the jail either in kitchen, cleaning or other jobs they might have
Tiffany: Fighting or having contraband. Cussing at guards. Just pretty much acting like they have no sense. Stealing other inmates canteen is a big problem- mostly because it can and usually will escalate to a bigger (fight) problem.
Sarah: You need to avoid fighting and sneaking drugs into the jail. Whenever people fight even if you did not start it you get more time .
Rachel: if people start fights or when people go to court and they start tallint to other inmates or people in the court room they are not suposs to do that,the officer informs us of that before we even go into sit for court
Betty: I had good behavior the whole time i was placed into custody i could not receive any time off because i needed a bond and did not see anybody misbehave

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