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Good Behavior

Interview with Henry, Bob and Cory

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Henry: In county jail, I received 5 days per day of incarceration, provided I had good behavior.
Bob: Yes, I got ten days shaved off my sentence. The way it works is ten days off of your sentence for every thirty days you are sentenced to. They call it "gain time". So for instance, I was sentenced to thirty days but because I behaved I was released after only twenty days.
Cory: No, I had to finish my sentence. By the time I was was sentenced I was in for 8 months already so I only had 4 left to go.

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Henry: The most time off that you can receive is 10 days as a trustee or orderly.
Bob: 120 Days on a Year Commitment (if you are sentenced to more than a year, you are going to prison and I have no idea how that works).
Cory: The most time of you can get for good behavior is 20% of your time served I think

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?
Henry: You need to avoid fighting, the housing of contraband, and the breaking of jail rules.
Bob: Don't fight, follow the deputies orders, no contraband, no stealing, no sexual remarks/advances - all pretty common sense type on things.
Cory: In order to get time off for good behavior, youmust not fight or steal or even talk back toomuch to the deputies. I had seen many cases where guys talked back way too much to the deps and gave them a hard time and they get no time off.

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