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Good-time credit is the time that the Bureau of Prisions (BOP) subtracts from the sentence of those inmates who display good behavior and follow the rules.<br>  
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Good-time credit is the time that the [[Bureau of Prisions]] (BOP) subtracts from the sentence of those inmates who display good behavior and follow the rules.<br>
  
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== Overview  ==
 
== Overview  ==
  
Good-time credit is a method of calculating reduced sentence time by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for federal prisoners who display good behavior. &nbsp;Good-time credit applies to federal inmates that are serving more than a year of imprisionment.&nbsp; Neither a prisoner with a sentence less than a year nor one with a life sentence can apply for good-time credit.&nbsp; A maximun of 54 days at the end of each year can be credited to the prisoner's sentence, if the prisoner has complied with the prison's disciplinary regulations.<ref>http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/II/229/C/3624</ref>  
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Good-time credit is a method of calculating reduced sentence time by the [[Bureau of Prisons]] (BOP) for federal prisoners who display good behavior. &nbsp;Good-time credit applies to federal inmates that are serving more than a year of imprisionment.&nbsp; Neither a prisoner with a sentence less than a year nor one with a life sentence can apply for good-time credit.&nbsp; A maximun of 54 days at the end of each year can be credited to the prisoner's sentence, if the prisoner has complied with the prison's disciplinary regulations.<ref>http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/II/229/C/3624</ref>
  
In a recent case,&nbsp; [[Barber v. Thomas]], the Supreme Court stated that the BOP's method for calculating good-time credit is lawful.<br>  
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In a recent case,&nbsp; [[Barber v. Thomas]], the Supreme Court stated that the BOP's method for calculating good-time credit is lawful.<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
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== External Links  ==
 
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*[http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/II/229/C/3624 18 U. S. C. § 3624(b): Credit Toward Service of Sentence for Satisfactory Behavior]<br>  
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*[http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/II/229/C/3624 18 U. S. C. § 3624(b): Credit Toward Service of Sentence for Satisfactory Behavior]<br>
*[http://www.famm.org/Repository/Files/FINAL_Good_Time_FAQs_10.21.08%5B1%5D.pdf FAMM: Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Good Time Credit]  
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*[http://www.famm.org/Repository/Files/FINAL_Good_Time_FAQs_10.21.08%5B1%5D.pdf FAMM: Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Good Time Credit]
*[http://www.jailguide.com/ Prison Sentence Calculator]  
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*[http://www.jailguide.com/ Prison Sentence Calculator]
 
*[http://2009transition.org/criminaljustice/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=103 Prison Incentives and Management: Clarify Good Time Credit Calculations]
 
*[http://2009transition.org/criminaljustice/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=103 Prison Incentives and Management: Clarify Good Time Credit Calculations]
  
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== See Also  ==
 
== See Also  ==
  
*[[Barber v. Thomas]]  
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*[[Sentencing]]  
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*[[Prison]]
 
*[[Prison]]
  
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Overview

Good-time credit is a method of calculating reduced sentence time by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for federal prisoners who display good behavior.  Good-time credit applies to federal inmates that are serving more than a year of imprisionment.  Neither a prisoner with a sentence less than a year nor one with a life sentence can apply for good-time credit.  A maximun of 54 days at the end of each year can be credited to the prisoner's sentence, if the prisoner has complied with the prison's disciplinary regulations.[1]

In a recent case,  Barber v. Thomas, the Supreme Court stated that the BOP's method for calculating good-time credit is lawful.

References

  1. http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/II/229/C/3624

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