View Full Version : Is time off for good behavior given in the Fed. System?


ezgoinnow
09-27-2006, 01:46 PM
OK, im new to this too,...quick question, different issue,...does anyone know how much time off for good behavior is givin in the federal prison system??

mrsdragoness
09-27-2006, 01:53 PM
HI,

I split this off into its own thread and moved it to the Federal Forum. Someone will come along and help you out!

SusanT
09-27-2006, 02:06 PM
Federal Good Time Credit is 15% of time served. The BOP math is a little complicated so you cannot just take 15% off the sentence.

tkeefover
09-27-2006, 02:17 PM
Tx rhino is the master calculator. How much time do you have? Figure up to 54 days for each year SERVED. Then 10% of that HWH, or up to six months max.

walkingtourist
09-27-2006, 06:31 PM
Also, figure that if your sentence is 12 months or fewer, you get no good time, no matter how good you are. You have to have a sentence of a year and a day or more to get the good time.

Tx rhino is the master calculator. How much time do you have? Figure up to 54 days for each year SERVED. Then 10% of that HWH, or up to six months max.

ezgoinnow
09-28-2006, 12:52 PM
Tx rhino is the master calculator. How much time do you have? Figure up to 54 days for each year SERVED. Then 10% of that HWH, or up to six months max.
im supposed to get a 10 yr minimum,..i think im looking at 108-150 months.

tkeefover
09-28-2006, 03:53 PM
Okay so with that information, tx should be along soon to help you with the calculations. One more question so tx can take it into consideration, is it in your psr to potentially get drug treatment? If yes, then if there wasn't any guns involved in your case, and if you qualify and get into the rdap program, you can get up to a full year off your sentence.

TxRhino
09-29-2006, 12:51 AM
ezgoinnow,

With a sentence of 108 - 150 mnths you will earn GTC (Good Time Credit) of between 14 - 18 mnths 3 wks for a total time in BOP Custody of 94 - 131 mnths 1 wk. You will also be eligible for the maximum HWH Time of 6 mnths for any sentence in this range.

Keep the Faith

Michael :thumbsup:

ezgoinnow
09-29-2006, 03:46 PM
thanx a bunch,...this is my first time in trouble,...my numbers are down to a 33,...and possibly going to drop 2 more points,....state time i was looking at 1-3 yrs,....federal tells me 15-18 at first,...HOLY SH*****T!.... im greatful for all this info, it helps alot!........Wanda.

ezgoinnow
09-29-2006, 03:49 PM
what is HWH ??

TxRhino
09-29-2006, 03:58 PM
Half Way House.

Keep the Faith

Michael :thumbsup:

tkeefover
09-29-2006, 03:58 PM
HWH--Half Way House

ezgoinnow
09-29-2006, 04:02 PM
hey thanx soo much,...i feel better already. Wanda.

JoyceRooni
09-30-2006, 09:40 AM
It's ridiculous that they can't earn time off for good behavior. Matt says that's why most guys just don't give a hoot about how they behave. They might as well continue to be loud, rude, obnoxious, lazy, insolent, mean, backstabbing sons of you know who. They're not going to earn anything by NOT being that way, and that's why most camps are going downhill, fast.

Not to mention overcrowding, but that's a different subject.

SusanT
09-30-2006, 09:22 PM
Actually the 15% Good time credit (or a portion) IS often taken away for bad behavior, so it does make a difference.

cashbah
10-01-2006, 05:01 PM
Has anyone heard that in they are about to change the fed time from 85% to 65%? my man is in texas and he had heard some of the guys talking about this and his range is from 48-62 months. so we are trying to figure out about how much time off his sentence he will recieve.

SusanT
10-01-2006, 05:11 PM
It's a rumor. Sorry.

frmbeliever
10-02-2006, 07:14 PM
They could easily transfer you to a maximum or med also.

HollowPoint
10-03-2006, 01:16 AM
What were you convicted of?

thanx a bunch,...this is my first time in trouble,...my numbers are down to a 33,...and possibly going to drop 2 more points,....state time i was looking at 1-3 yrs,....federal tells me 15-18 at first,...HOLY SH*****T!.... im greatful for all this info, it helps alot!........Wanda.

Mr English
10-04-2006, 05:38 PM
I've just served 29 months on a 33 month sentence. It is meant to be 54 days per year good time, but works out at approx 47 days per year so long as the sentence exceeds 12 months and 1 day and they DON'T take away any good time - Hope it helps?:cool:

TxRhino
10-05-2006, 01:25 AM
Righto Mr English, Federal GTC is awarded at a rate of 54 days for every year served and not for every year sentenced. So on a 1 year and 1 day sentence you will get 47 days of GTC. The problem lies in the wording of the satute so that for every day of GTC you earn, the less time you spend inside and there for the less GTC you earn. As with all things in our leal system... it all boils down to what you actually write and not what you mean.

Keep the Faith

Michael :thumbsup:

ezgoinnow
10-05-2006, 09:16 AM
conspiracy with intent, over 500 g,. (selling meth).. first time for any serious crime,

boflipflops36
10-09-2006, 12:17 PM
My Brother got 50 months but Judge said he had to serve 85% of his time. Does he still get good time behavor off of the 85% ??
I just took him to ELKTON,OHIO SEPT 28.
DOES THAT MEAN 3 1/2 mo Less or 39 mo total??
Hope I am not confusion you all. Bear with me I am knew with this.
Thanks

SusanT
10-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Bo, good time credit is 15% of the sentence. That is why he must serve 85%

tkeefover
10-10-2006, 10:56 AM
I have also heard that if you went in without out your diploma/GED, that if you then earn a GED while in, they will allow you 54 days GTC. Otherwise it stays at the 47 days per year served no matter what. Am I correct?

Strong
10-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Yes, SusanT is correct they can take away your good time. That is why my husband choice to volunteer to go to SHU, because he did not want to lose any good time for having any type of voilence (if he had to defend himself) on his record. If an inmate gets an infraction or write up against them, they can lose visitation, phone, and good time. We avoided this, but still going to pay the price if he gets moved far from home. So, the inmates need to follow all the rules, and fly below the radar....because the BOP has all the power.............We have only visited through the plexi glass/phone for almost 3 months now and only get the phone call once a month.....all this for he wouldn't lose his goodtime.....

JoyceRooni
10-10-2006, 02:04 PM
I don't want to start a new thread for this question, but on the locator, is a "CCM" the same as a Halfway House?

The reason I ask is there's this one inmate in a CCM with a projected release date of 7/25/08. Maybe it's just an error, but that seems weird to me.

noname10
10-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Yes CCM is a halfway house. Maybe the inmate has a split sentence or was violated and has to spend the rest of their supervised release in the house. I know of a few ladies this happened to for dropping dirty UAs. If it is a female they might be in the mint program which is for the pregnant ladies three months before their due date and three months after the birth of the baby. As strange as it sounds it is possible under some circumstances.

JoyceRooni
10-11-2006, 07:44 AM
It's a guy. Register #32871-013. Somebody better come along and explain this one to me.

TxRhino
10-15-2006, 11:46 AM
tkeefover,

You are partially correct. All Federal Inmates who have a GED, HS Equivalency, or higher earn GTC at a rate of 54 days for each day served not sentenced. Those who do not have their HS equivalency are highly encouraged to obtain a GED inside and if they do not, they earn GTC at a rate of 47 days for each year SERVED. At a rate of 54 days for each year served the math makes this 47 days GTC for a 1yr and 1 day sentence (the minimum to earn GTC). For those without a GED this equates to 40 days of GTC for every year served.

Keep the Faith

Michael :thumbsup: