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Old 07-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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What is the rule on good time?
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Good time is set per Mississippi Codes (laws). There are 2 types of "earned" time in Mississippi:

Meritorious Earned Time

Meritorious Earned Time (MET) allows for a reduction of sentence earned by offenders for satisfactory participation in education and work programs with a maximum allowance of 180 days.
For more information § 47-5-142
Trusty Earned Time

Trusty Earned Time allows for the reduction of sentence of 10 days for every 30 days successful participation in selected work and educational programs.
For more information § 47-5-138.1​​​​​


Here is the link to the DOC page quoted above: Earned Time Info

...and here is another link that may help explain
Mississippi Code Title 47. Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole § 47-7-3. Parole eligibility;  earned time;
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What's then mandatory serve time like for 15 years?
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Its going to depend on a number of factors. Take a look at Mississippi's Statutes HERE. Look at Title 47. Specifically § 47-5-142
Also, the inmate should have received an Earned Time Handbook upon arrival at prison, per Miss. Code Ann. § 47-5-140
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