View Full Version : truth in sentencing

11-20-2003, 08:01 AM
Here is the definition of truth in sentencing directly from MDOC's website. I know a lot of people are confused about the dates that this was implemented, so this should clear it up

Truth in Sentencing - A 1998 state law which eliminates Disciplinary Credits, good time and corrections centers for certain offenders and requires offenders to serve the entire minimum sentence in prison prior to being considered for parole. It replaces Disciplinary Credits with "disciplinary time" or bad time, which is accumulated for incurring misconducts while in prison. This bad time is not to be formally added to the minimum sentence, but the Parole Board must consider the amount of time each prisoner has accumulated when it considers parole. The new law applies to assaultive crimes committed on or after Dec. 15, 1998, and all other crimes committed on or after Dec. 15, 2000.