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Old 08-14-2018, 03:23 PM
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So my fiancé was sentenced to 10 months in July... his release date has been put in at 1/19/19.... that’s really awesome but doesn’t calculate out to near 10 months. Don’t want to keep our hopes up if it’s wrong. He just (yesterday) got moved to Hazelton, so that was updated, and figured they’d correct his release date, but still saying January... can it be true???
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:08 PM
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Was he locked up before he was sentenced? If so, all that time counts toward his sentence and will reduce the day his sentence is completed. He will not receive any "good time reduction", only sentences of one year + 1 day or more receive time off.

The release date is usually accurate, but if his has been miscalculated, it will be fixed before he is released.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:24 PM
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It may also be less if he was given hc/hwh as part of his sentence. I have seen that occurring with some other people once they’ve shown up or participated in certain programs. He should receive some papers about 4 weeks after he arrived that will give the dates of eligibility so that should clarify things, but he won’t receive any good time credit since his sentence is less than one year.

Either way, definitely nothing to complain about! You can contact his lawyer and/or check on pacer to see if there was some sort of reduction to his sentence.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:40 PM
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You probably know he's not eligible for good time credit, since his sentence is less than a year and a day. The BOP.gov is not the reliable answer to the out date, we frequently see mistakes online. Sorry.
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Yes, I know he’s ineligible for good time, he was in county for 6 days and feds has him about a week before sentencing. I was there for sentencing. He got two 10 month sentences run concurrently... his lawyer said he could maybe do a halfway house but he has a state detainer, the judge didn’t put anything about a Hwh at sentencing.

I can not figure out pacer!!! I really truly want to use it but it says I’m not authorized to do any searches.... I desperately need PACER HELP for anyone who can give me a hand. I promise I’m quick to pick up on things, in fact pacer is the only site that has me perplexed.

Oh how I hope the bop site is accurate but I know it’s most likely not.
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Half way house time won't show up on his release date since he would still be "in bop custody" there, just not in a prison.
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Was he locked up before he was sentenced? If so, all that time counts toward his sentence and will reduce the day his sentence is completed. He will not receive any "good time reduction", only sentences of one year + 1 day or more receive time off.

The release date is usually accurate, but if his has been miscalculated, it will be fixed before he is released.
You know, I'm still confused (after almost 4 years of my friend being incarcerated). His original release date was listed at 6 months after the date he'd been arrested for this charge. I don't understand why the BOP doesn't list it as the day he was incarcerated...he was in BOP Custody the entire time.
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That is a fairly common problem that can usually be fixed. He needs to file an inmate grievance asking to receive credit for every day he was locked up awaiting his sentence. As long as it was for the same case, he would have been listed as "in US Marshal custody" and it definitely is counted by moving his start of sentence to the day when he was first locked up (as long as he remained in custody until he was sentenced). If not, he is still entitled to day for day credit towards his bop sentence for every day he was in pretrial custody.
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I can not figure out pacer!!! I really truly want to use it but it says I’m not authorized to do any searches.... I desperately need PACER HELP for anyone who can give me a hand. I promise I’m quick to pick up on things, in fact pacer is the only site that has me perplexed.

Oh how I hope the bop site is accurate but I know it’s most likely not.

You'll need to create an account with Pacer. They charge a couple of cents per page. Alternately, if you have a friend who's a lawyer, they'll probably already have a Pacer account, and might be able to look up the info for you.
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You'll need to create an account with Pacer. They charge a couple of cents per page. Alternately, if you have a friend who's a lawyer, they'll probably already have a Pacer account, and might be able to look up the info for you.
Anyone can set up an account with pacer. You then have to wait for them to send you login info or a password, if I recall. Then you can change it. They charge $.10/page up to a certain page limit per document. They charge your quarterly and if you're quarterly total is less than a certain amount they don't charge you at all.
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What do you want to look up on Pacer? PM me if you want. I use it every day.



If he has a detainer, he won't go to a halfway house.
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I thought it had his release date on pacer but misunderstood above poster. Was able to read all the documents for his case but it’s stuff I already knew. Oh well, right now it’s easier thinking I just have to get until January... then when they tack on the extra 3 months it’ll already be almost over. I know it’s most likely 99% a mistake but it feels good thinking January for now. I was prepared to wait 8 years for him so 10 months was a GIFT I paid a lot of money in lawyers to receive. Thank you all for your help!!! I was hoping it was more accurate but oh well.

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Pacer only covers Court stuff. The out date is set by the BOP. It’s pretty confusing in the beginning, but your friend’s situation is straightforward, for once.
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