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Good Behavior

Interview with Anne

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Anne: No, I did not get out early since my sentence was very minor. I was able to do some work release activities which enabled me to get OUT of the jail for a few hours. But the better I behaved, the more respect I seemed to be given by the other officers.

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Anne: I'm not really sure, never had that opportunity. I would assume that it depends on the sentence. You could probably get up to a certain percentage off of your sentencing time.

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?
Anne: Drugs is a big one. There's a lot of pot smoking in there. Where they get it, I don't know.. or even foreign objects. They would take the blades out of the razors. Guards instruct you with lights out and quiet time, and you're not quiet, they'll give you a warning or two, but repeated offenses of things like that will cause it. They also do something called Shake down, where they come in and pretty much destroy your cell and strip search you.. its humiliating and disrespectful the way they just tear through your things and just leave it that way for YOU to pick it up. Another one is hassling guards. Many of them take their job too seriously.

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