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Good Behavior

Interview with Reggie, Sarah, Brenda, Mike and Will

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Reggie: no
Sarah: No. I gave no trouble of any sort, was always polite, but it didn't matter.
Brenda: no they made me pull the whole 20 day for nothing
Mike: Not me, but again, I guess compared to everyone else my time was short. I've heard of things like getting off for doing good for people who are sentenced for years.. But no. I never did.
Will: I actually lost time for poor behavior and I got sent to the hole. I spent forty five days in solitary confinement. I was able to get out early for working in the kitchen however.

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Reggie: you dont get good behavior time in the county jail
Sarah: I have no idea.
Brenda: i didn't get anytime off
Mike: I wouldn't know, since it never was offered to me. But I have heard from a friend who was in there for 2 years that him getting his G.E.D in jail took 2 weeks off. Which I bet feels like a lot when your facing an extended amount of time.
Will: Good behavior had no bearing on my sentencing. Only bad behavior would result in losing "gain days." Gain days are days off your sentence that you earn for working various jobs, like kitchen or road crew.

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?
Reggie: you don't get time off in the county jail
Sarah: I have no idea.
Brenda: stay out of trouble and people business and don't talk about other people business don't tell stuff that not truth about anyone just stay to you self
Mike: Getting in fights, being aggressive to the officers.. stuff like that seems like common sense of stuff to do to get time off. Be a good person in jail, just like you should have been outside of it. I would assume that if they see a positive change in the person you where when you came in that they might help you cut some time off.
Will: You needed to not get caught smoking most importantly. People got sent to the hole and lost gain time for smoking and for failing drug tests most often.

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