Prison Reform Should Include 'Good Time Credit'

Law360, New York (January 4, 2016, 1:56 PM EST) -- The federal good time credit statute provides that "a prisoner who is serving a term of imprisonment of more than 1 year" may receive credit toward the service of that prisoner's sentence "of up to 54 days at the end of each year of the prisoner's term of imprisonment."[1] One might assume, then, that a prisoner serving a two-year sentence would be eligible for 108 days of good time credit, a prisoner serving a three-year sentence would be eligible for 162 days of credit, and so on. But the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) does not calculate good time credit that way....

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