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
for a few hours. But the better I behaved,
the more respect I seemed to be given by the
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.