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Good Behavior

Interview with Darrin and Jessica

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Darrin: No i did not because i received time served. although there is good time offered for good behavior. good time usually consists of 5 days for every 30 days sentenced. unless doing a pay or stay where there is no good time.
Jessica: Yes county time you get good time. 1 day for every 5 days served. Prison does not have good time.

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Darrin: the most time off for good behavior a person can get is 60 days for a 12 month sentence.
Jessica: Well like I said 1 for 5 but there is also programs like trustee 1for every 10 on top of your good time. Then there is cog classes. That can get you out even earlier. I never was there long enough for those classes.

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?
Darrin: covering air vents regardless how cold or hot it gets, fighting with inmates and/or guards, being out of your bunk after lights out, putting up unapproved curtains for privacy, stealing, not returning to your cell during lock-down times, covering up with blankets during the day. yes i did see someone lose good time for covering up air vents after being put in maxim security for covering air vents cause they were cold.
Jessica: You need not fight. If you work as a trustee and you steal something. You can lose your days. If you do something like have contraband sometimes they take your days. They can even take you out of your classes.

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