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Old 01-12-2005, 06:32 PM
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My husband was sentenced last Friday 1/7/05 to 12mo & 1 day so that he can be eligible for good time off. Well our lawyer tells me around 60 days.Is that right Ive heard it may be more ?? We are in Mo. any thoughts are appreciated
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It is 54 days.
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I was just reading your response and I have a question for you, I understand that the time off in federal cases once sentenced is 15% of time served can you tell me more as the 54 days out of 366 is not 15% less where do you get the calculation from? and if my loved one is going away for 5 years how much time off for GB would it mean for him?

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On a sentence of 12 months and 1 day, you will actually only earn a total of 47 days of good conduct time.

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According to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3624(b), 54 days of GCT may be awarded for each full year served on a sentence in excess of one year. Since 54 days of GCT per year cannot be divided evenly into one year, or 12 months, or 52 weeks, or 365 days, determining the amount of GCT that may be awarded for the last portion of a year on the sentence becomes arithmetically complicated. To fix this, the BOP has developed a formula (hereinafter called the "GCT formula") that best conforms to the statute when calculating the maximum number of days that may be awarded for the time served during the last portion of a year on the sentence.

The GCT formula is based on dividing 54 days (the maximum number of days that can be awarded for one year in service of a sentence) into one day which results in the portion of one day of GCT that may be awarded for one day served on a sentence. 365 days divided into 54 days equals .148. Since .148 is less than one full day, no GCT can be awarded for one day served on the sentence. Two days of service on a sentence equals .296 (2 x .148) or zero days GCT; three days equals .444 (3 x .148) or zero days GCT; four days equals .592 (4 x .148) or zero days GCT; five days equals .74 (5 x .148) or zero days GCT; six days equals .888 (6 x .148) or zero days GCT; and seven days equals 1.036 (7 x .148) or 1 day GCT. The fraction is always dropped.

Since, in accordance with the statute (18 USC § 3624(b)), no GCT can be awarded to a sentence of one year or less, then the very shortest sentence that can be awarded GCT is a sentence of 1 year and 1 day. Because a prisoner would accrue GCT while serving a sentence of 1 year and 1 day and, therefore, serve something less than the full sentence, it would be impossible to accrue the full 54 days of GCT for a sentence of 1 year and 1 day. As a result, the GCT formula previously discussed must be utilized as shown below to determine the amount of GCT to award for a partial year. This method of calculating the GCT possible to award for the last portion of a year of a sentence to be served must be followed in all partial year calculations. (For the purpose of this demonstration, the sentence of 1 year and 1 day equals 366 days.)

Step No. 1

Sentence = 366 - 54 = 312 days

312 days served does not equal 54 days of GCT but does equal 46 days.

Step No. 2

Days Served = 312 x .148 = 46.176 = 46 days GCT

Subtracting 46 days from the sentence of 366 days results in 320 days to be served.


Step No. 3

Sentence = 366 - 46 = 320 days

46 days of GCT is not enough because 46 plus 312 days to be served equals a sentence of 358 days, 8 days short of a sentence of 366 days (1 year and 1 day).


Step No. 4

Time Served = 312 + 46 = 358 days

Comparing 320 days to serve, which is too much time to serve, with 312 days to serve, which is not enough time to serve, reveals that the amount of GCT that can be earned must fall somewhere between 54 and 46 days. As a result, the next step is to determine how much GCT can be earned on 320 days served.


Step No. 5

Time Served = 320 x .148 = 47.36 = 47 days GCT

Subtracting 47 days from the sentence of 366 days (1 year and 1 day)
results in 319 days to be served.


Step No. 6

Sentence = 366 - 47 = 319 days

Utilizing the GCT formula, it is learned that 319 days served equals
47 days GCT.


Step No. 7


Time Served = 319 x .148 = 47.212 = 47 days GCT

Adding 319 days time served to 47 days GCT does equal a sentence of 366 days (1 year and 1 day).

Step No. 8

Time Served = 319 + 47 = 366 days

The amount of GCT that can be awarded for a sentence of 366 days (1 year and 1 day) is 47 days.

The steps that were followed in the preceding example must be followed in every instance when it is necessary to determine the amount of GCT that can be awarded for a partial year served on a sentence. A short version of the preceding eight steps is shown below.

366 x .148 = 54.168 (366 + 54 = 420)
366 - 54= 312 x .148 = 46.176 (312 + 46 = 358)
366 - 46= 320 x .148 = 47.36 (320 + 47 = 367)
366 - 47= 319 x .148 = 47.212 (319 + 47 = 366)

Thus--319 days actually served plus 47 days of GCT equals 366 days, or a sentence of 1 year and 1 day.

Did that simplify things for you?.?.?.?.?
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On a sentence of 5 years (60 months) he would be eligible for a total of 235 days of good conduct time (GCT).



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I was just reading your response and I have a question for you, I understand that the time off in federal cases once sentenced is 15% of time served can you tell me more as the 54 days out of 366 is not 15% less where do you get the calculation from? and if my loved one is going away for 5 years how much time off for GB would it mean for him?

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Thank you so much for taking the time to give me that crazy break down. I really appreciate your information. still waiting for the BOP to get the estimated release date up.


[quote=greyghost]On a sentence of 12 months and 1 day, you will actually only earn a total of 47 days of good conduct time.
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Hey thanks for the information I really appreciate it....

Im new to this site and Im just learning how to find what Ive posted and how to reply

can I ask another question, he is in a detention centre at the moment waiting sentencing....it is high security but when he goes to the federal pen he will be on camp do they count two days in high for every 1 in camp??

let me know soon

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On a sentence of 5 years (60 months) he would be eligible for a total of 235 days of good conduct time (GCT).
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How does the 85% sentence work? My love one has been sentence to serve a total of 5 years in prision and he's been in in custody since 02/21/2007 in pre-trail and he took a plea of 5 years, he sentece day its 09/17/2007, the lawyers told us the he will not serve 5 yrs, I was trying to figured out, I cant can anybody help me figure his time please, thank you.
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I got this too and did 10mos.& 12 days.
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I have read all of your info, and greatly appreciate it. But you know still in the back of our minds we always have these little doubts ... My sister and brother in law are looking at FEDERAL TIME after the new year under self surrendor. Can you please verify then ? Federal Time is not day for day ? My sister received less then a year, but my brother in law got just over a year, I think it is a lot harder for me because they have to leave their only child behind which I will be keeping. We have been told diffrent information regarding if they may be eligible to get out earlier or will they do day for day?
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If the sentence is under a year they will do day for day. Anything over a year will qualify for goodtime. A year and a day will get 47 days good time credit. If you know the exact sentence I can figure it for you.
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my fiance is going to get a mandatory 10 year sentence with no parole will he still get time off for good behavior and will if so about how long will he get? please help asap im goin insane.....
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This post will tell you how to calculate GTC.

http://prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293924
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He would get one year, 3 mos and 15 days off which means he will do 8 years 8 mos and 15 days
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Does this GCT time count after the 15% off the full sentence or is this the GCT? Very confused !?@?!
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That is the Good time.
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This site is truly God's Gift to me. I wish I had seen this information when I first started my process, I would have done things much differently. I have be given a sentence by federal court of 35 months of imprisonment (can anyone tell me the thinking behind 35 months instead of 36 or 3 years extacly? - not that I want an extra month, I was just wondering if it was something about the system) followed by 24 months of supervised release. My attorney has told me to apply for the RDAP program (I have an alcohol problem). He said that successful completion of the program would get me one year taken off my sentence, and with GCT, I would only spend 11 months in prison. I have gotten information from this forum that explained that the RDAP program did not guarantee you one year off, "but up to one year". I think my attorney is not being straight with my family, and me because some family members feel he did not do all he could have. I am the kind of person I can deal with whatever, if I just know what I am dealing with. So could someone please give an idea of how much time I will spend away (I understand if it is not exact, but at least I will have a range). Thanks so much for any and all help.

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15%x366

.15x366=54.

lol lilttle math wouldn't hurt ya
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it's actually 54.9

divide 54 by 366=0.147... which is roudnded to the hundreth and converted to %=15
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My son has been sentenced to 29 months. How much time will he have to serve?
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My son was sentenced to 29 months. How much of this time does he have to serve. Give me more information about the Hand over House.


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He would only serve 85% of the 29 months if he follows every rules and regs in prison. 15% is awarded for good time conduct. I believe it's 47 days a year. But I could be wrong.... 29 months is pretty much short though! Good luck.
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Actually its more like 12.5% off which is 47 days a year...... The reason is that you get 54 days off but you only get good time based on time served so when you don't serve that 54 days you don't get time off for it. Hence you get 47 days off............

Once you start thinking about it, it makes more sense. I even wrote all about it in my book......

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my fiance was just sentenced to 1 year and one day... when do you think he will be eligable for halfway house, the judge stated at sentencing that she trusted him so they could also and that he would be placed fairly quickly.. what does that mean? and when you check their estimated release date, will that have good time?
he in at Sheridan Camp.. thanks so much in advance!!!
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