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House poised to act on prison reform


"At first glance, they may seem like an unlikely pairing: a conservative congressman who represents the northeast corner of Georgia and a Democrat from the Congressional Black Caucus whose district includes Brooklyn and Queens. But together, Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., have guided Congress toward taking its first steps in overhauling criminal justice."

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I read somewhere that this law would also increase mandatory federal "good time" from 47 to 54 days for each year of the sentence. The original good time law awards 54 days/year of good time, but the bop decided to use voodoo math to come up with 54 really means 47. Naturally the courts agreed that when the lawmakers wrote 54 days into the law they didn't actually mean 54 days.
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I read somewhere that this law would also increase mandatory federal "good time" from 47 to 54 days for each year of the sentence. The original good time law awards 54 days/year of good time, but the bop decided to use voodoo math to come up with 54 really means 47. Naturally the courts agreed that when the lawmakers wrote 54 days into the law they didn't actually mean 54 days.
I didn't see, in the article, anything about being retroactive. Has anyone heard about that? Also, what would the percentage, of incarceration, be if they mandated 54 days instead of 47?
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The law says 15%. 15% of 365 days = 54.75 days.



Here's how BOP's "voodoo math" turned that 15% into 13%.



Each day served earns you 1.15 days toward your sentence.



365 divided by 1.15 equals 317.4



365 - 317.4 = 47.6 days



Which is 13% of a year.
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The First Step Act has passed the House.
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