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Old 01-04-2018, 10:53 AM
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Default What does "release date" mean on BOP?

What does release date mean on BOP?
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The release date is the day when you are out of bop custody, and it is also the first day of the "supervised release. AKA probation" sentence.

Your release date is your total prison sentence starting with credit for any time spent in pretrial incarceration for the same crimes as you were eventually sentenced under. Then all the "good time" you earned is subtracted, calculated at 47 days for each 12 months of your prison sentence. Example, a 60 month (5 year) sentence earns 235 days off as long as none of the good time was taken away by a DHO hearing for a serious conduct violation. The only other possible way to earn additional good time is that some prisoners can earn it by successfully completing the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).

Until the release date, the bop can move you back to a prison from a half way house, or home confinement, for any reason, without the involvement of any court. Once on supervised release, any violations of your probation rules are either handled directly by the US Probation officer, or by the US District Court in a SR violation hearing. The standard of proof necessary for a "conviction" is less than it is for an initial prosecution, but the penalties available to the judge include a new federal prison sentence.
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