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ben's girl
04-30-2009, 06:14 AM
I know calculation of gain time can get quite confusing and we have seen quite a few threads on this subject. If you need help with calculating a release date or knowing how gain time works, please contain it to this thread so when other members come along with the same question it can be easily found.

Thanks
ben's girl

PS And thanks to our members who are willing to help with the calculations! Much appreciated! :thumbsup:

Or, you can get it from the horse's mouth as they say....

Here are some links to information you should know:

FAQ: Gaintime (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/inmates/gaintime.html#1)

Various Types of Gaintime (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/inmates/gaintime.html#2)

I have a question about Gaintime, who can I contact? (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/inmates/gaintime.html#3)

You can always email central classification: central.classification@mail.dc.state.fl.us

j2forever
04-30-2009, 09:20 PM
okay. my babe got 54 months at broward for a vop. he has 6 months in already. for that. with his 85% we figured that he would get out 2012 like september... cuz 85% is 46.. and he has done 6 already.:(


but........


he has a charge in st lucie that he got 13 months for. he already served 6 months and 20 days for it. consecutive to the 54 months.

he is in the reception center now....


so for his second case when will he get out?
and does his st lucie case start right after the broward one??


ughhh confusing. someone help me out. my baby has bad anxiety.

chuckiesmom
05-16-2009, 04:03 AM
My son's 85% date comes up February 2010 but due to loss of gain time for DC, his release date is currently 1-8-2011. He is medium custody but can't seem to catch a break to earn any gain time back. Any idea's? Thks.

mrs711
05-17-2009, 02:05 AM
my boyfriend was sentenced last month he got 4yrs in prison for burglary/structural damage and this is his first time ever getting in trouble so my question is how long would he actually have to spend in prison?

ricoswifey
05-17-2009, 07:52 AM
My husband was also sentenced to 4 years...as long as he gets all his gaintime, he'll have to do 85%...so about 41 months... They also might give him credit time served for the amount of time he's spent in the county jail. When his release date shows on the DOC website, it won't show the early release date...As long as he gets his gaintime, it will go down 10 days each month until he gets to his 85% date (41 months)

jlo3586
05-21-2009, 06:02 AM
okay. my babe got 54 months at broward for a vop. he has 6 months in already. for that. with his 85% we figured that he would get out 2012 like september... cuz 85% is 46.. and he has done 6 already.:(


but........


he has a charge in st lucie that he got 13 months for. he already served 6 months and 20 days for it. consecutive to the 54 months.

he is in the reception center now...

so for his second case when will he get out?
and does his st lucie case start right after the broward one??


ughhh confusing. someone help me out. my baby has bad anxiety.

As far as what you are saying, just add on 6 months and 10 days to his sentence and then do the 85%. Or, call his CO when he gets to his permanent camp and she should be able to tell you.

prissy121
06-01-2009, 04:23 PM
How can i figure a release date for my grandson? He was sentenced to 1 yr and a day on Jan 30th 2009 and given credit for 119 days time served. However DOC did not pick him up till April 14th from Orange county jail. Will he get credit for that time also between jan 30 and april 14. They have him listed getting out end of December this year. Confusing to me. If something is not correct who do I contact.

prissy121
06-01-2009, 08:17 PM
I know calculation gain time can get quite confusing and we have seen quite a few threads on this subject. If you need help with calculating a release date or knowing how gain time works, please contain it to this thread so when other members come along with the same question it can be easily found.

Thanks
ben's girl

PS And thanks to our members who are willing to help with the calculations! Much appreciated! :thumbsup:

So my question was moved and I am in correct section now and this is where i look for any answers. Sorry about listing in wrong section, not very good at this computer stuff.

boop's mom
06-01-2009, 11:00 PM
All the time served in county should count. He has to serve 85%. He will start to earn gaintime now he is in prison, the 1st couple of months he may only get 4 days, then 10 per month if he doesn't get any write ups. So his latest date out would be sometime in Dec and his earliest would be 192 days from when he went in. 85% of 366 days is 311 days -119 served=192, so maybe late oct, early nov.

prissy121
06-02-2009, 12:39 PM
All the time served in county should count. He has to serve 85%. He will start to earn gaintime now he is in prison, the 1st couple of months he may only get 4 days, then 10 per month if he doesn't get any write ups. So his latest date out would be sometime in Dec and his earliest would be 192 days from when he went in. 85% of 366 days is 311 days -119 served=192, so maybe late oct, early nov.

he was in jail from oct 5th 2008 so oct 6th 2009 would be the whole sentance of a year and 1 day. where does the gain time and days in credit go toward him. he sat in jail a litlle over 6 mos of this time is why i dont understand his release date. still confused

KCFOREVER
06-02-2009, 01:18 PM
his time will actually start from the date of sentencing--so it would be Jan 30 2009 to jan 31 2010--minus the days hes given credit for then 85% of days in DOC-no gain time for the county time-

bird.
06-13-2009, 09:01 PM
My boyfriend was sentenced to 5 years, and 4 months in prison [Which is 64 months] he has spent 8 months in county. So how much time will that be with 85%?

ambiespaz
06-14-2009, 09:32 PM
My boyfriend was sentenced to 5 years, and 4 months in prison [Which is 64 months] he has spent 8 months in county. So how much time will that be with 85%?

That equals 54.4 months which is 46.4 after credit for time served (if they gave him that) if he earns all his gain time. He can earn anywhere from 0-10 days a month gaintime. However, he can only earn up to the 85% gain time release date.
EX: If he earned 10 days for each month of the 64 months he was sentenced that equals 640 days of gain time. However, he is only eligible for 288 days of gain time.

They cannot earn any gaintime that will bring their release date before the 85% date.
They should have given him a paper when he got there with his 85% date though.

ambiespaz
06-14-2009, 09:35 PM
my boyfriend was sentenced last month he got 4yrs in prison for burglary/structural damage and this is his first time ever getting in trouble so my question is how long would he actually have to spend in prison?


40.8 months if no credit for time served was given and all possible gain time is earned

ambiespaz
06-14-2009, 09:38 PM
okay. my babe got 54 months at broward for a vop. he has 6 months in already. for that. with his 85% we figured that he would get out 2012 like september... cuz 85% is 46.. and he has done 6 already.:(


but........


he has a charge in st lucie that he got 13 months for. he already served 6 months and 20 days for it. consecutive to the 54 months.

he is in the reception center now....


so for his second case when will he get out?
and does his st lucie case start right after the broward one??


ughhh confusing. someone help me out. my baby has bad anxiety.



This is a bit confusing, but if it is consecutive and not concurrent then yes I am assuming he will just start on that time as soon as his other time has been served. So I would just add the remainder of the time to be served on that charge to what you've figured for the other charge

TMW_Wifey
06-30-2009, 11:28 AM
I Have A Question About The Date My Fiance Will Get Out. He Is Currently At R.M.C- West Unit In Lake Butler Florida Awaiting To Be Brought To His Permanent Facility. He Was Arrested January 8, 2009 At The Orlando Jail And The Judge Said SHe OWuld Give Him Credit For His Jail Time Towards His Prison Sentence. He Was In There For 5 Months And 6 Days. His Release Date From Prison Is Currently April 21, 2014. He Was Sentenced Though To 5 Years, 4 Months And 11 Days. Im Not Sure How To Calculate His Gain Time. I Heard They Get 10 Days Gain Time In Prison. Can Anyone Tell Me The Date He Will Get Out?? Please... Im New To This Whole Thing. I Would Really Appreciate It.. Thank You

ejordan865
07-16-2009, 05:33 PM
I just want some help calculating this gaintime. My fiance went in January 15, 2009 for a 5 year sentence his release date as of today is 11/7/2013. Oh and he has a jail credit of 20 days...what would be his release date? I would greatly appreciate anyone that can help me with this.:)

ejordan865
07-16-2009, 05:34 PM
I Have A Question About The Date My Fiance Will Get Out. He Is Currently At R.M.C- West Unit In Lake Butler Florida Awaiting To Be Brought To His Permanent Facility. He Was Arrested January 8, 2009 At The Orlando Jail And The Judge Said SHe OWuld Give Him Credit For His Jail Time Towards His Prison Sentence. He Was In There For 5 Months And 6 Days. His Release Date From Prison Is Currently April 21, 2014. He Was Sentenced Though To 5 Years, 4 Months And 11 Days. Im Not Sure How To Calculate His Gain Time. I Heard They Get 10 Days Gain Time In Prison. Can Anyone Tell Me The Date He Will Get Out?? Please... Im New To This Whole Thing. I Would Really Appreciate It.. Thank You

I have the same question...wish I could help you...as you can see I cant even help myself.

ricoswifey
07-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Ok..so me & my husband were trying to calculate his release date, because we all know most classification officers are lazy as hell...& we sorta had it figured out, but because of stupid DR's it held him back from earning gaintime for awhile. Anyhow, he got sentenced to 4 years. His earliest release date would've been 12-13-2009, which he will not make because of bs dr's...Right now his release date is at 4-29-2010. He starts earning gaintime again for July which will show in Aug..SO we figure he will be getting out in Feb..If he gets his 10 days a month for jul,aug,sep,oct, nov, dec,jan he will get 70 days off which brings him at Feb 19, 2009...My question is, will he also get any gaintime for Feb?? Because it will post in March which obviously he will be out by then...But do they prorate it and give it to them before hand?? Another question...I know they can apply to get lost gaintime restored..Is anyone familiar with that? Any good experiences with that? Do you know what requirements they have to meet in order for them to restore it? Any info will be helpful..ughh I just want him home already!!:o

thu_ky06
08-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Can someone here please tell me: sex offender can earn gain time?

thu_ky06
08-14-2009, 04:10 PM
I just want some help calculating this gaintime. My fiance went in January 15, 2009 for a 5 year sentence his release date as of today is 11/7/2013. Oh and he has a jail credit of 20 days...what would be his release date? I would greatly appreciate anyone that can help me with this.:)
Let's me try! His sentence is 5 years = 60 months
He have to do 85% = 51 months (reduce 9 months)
Gain time he can earn : 51months x 10 day= 510 days= 17 months
But they only accept : 270 days = 9 months as maximum because gain time no longer is applied to reduce the sentence.
It mean if he can earn all gain time, he only do 42 months, he will come home at July 15, 2012

love baby
08-16-2009, 11:51 PM
Ok so they judge told my boyfriend he had to do the min mandatory of 5 yrs and 1 month, but he's been gettin gaintime the last 2 months, so if anyone can help me, he was sentenced 5yrs 1month. His sentenced started on April 30, 2009. What is the earliest he can get out? Thx Oh and when would he be able to qualify for work release

Kristyn24k
08-17-2009, 10:20 PM
DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP AND CALCULATE YOUR OWN ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE... I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT TIL' NOW AND I'M HOPING WE CAN DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE IT, HOWEVER MY BROTHER HAS BEEN IN A REGIONAL JAIL OVER 18 MONTHS NOW, SERVED APPROX 3 MONTHS ON SAME CHARGE BEFOREHAND AND WHEN I ASKED ABOUT IT, HERE'S WHAT I WAS TOLD...




First, all the jail is responsible for with DOC inmates is sending in
the appropriate jail credit. We don't determine how much of that jail
credit DOC gives them. Inmates sentenced to felonies served
approximately 87% (actual .8695) not 85%, so that should make some of
the difference between what your family computes vs what DOC computed.

There is a note in his file that on 8/11/09, Prince William sent us a
jail credit for us to give to Ricky. It list credit of:
10/2/07-10/5/07 and 11/3/07-11/06/07. They should have sent this to
DOC, but just in case they didn't, I will send another copy of our jail
credit, along with theirs to court and legal to assure they are aware of
all of his jail credit. Our jail credit includes: 7/26/7 - 8/30/07
bonded; 10/05/07 - 10/12/07 released by court; 01/28/08 -02/01/08
released by court; 02/15/08 to present.

On a 4 year 30 day sentence, he should serve approximately 1285 days
according to DOC guidelines.

I hope this information helps you in understanding the process.

ms. pulga
08-27-2009, 10:51 AM
ok this is my situation. my hubby was sentenced origianlly to 15 years mandatory in 2006 with cts from 2003. ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE WAS 9/19/2018. Feb 13, 2006 he left to prison in November 22, 2008 his sentenced was vacated and in July 20, 2009 he was sentenced to 9 years w/cts and no mandatory. On 7/31/2009 (my bday) he was transfered to prison. his max out released date 6/7/2012 and now since he got a couple of days gain time its 5/29/2012. how do i calculate his gain time? plus he has to fight the gain time he could not earn when he had mandatory time from 2/06 to 11/08.... SO COMPLICATED... He told me somthing about 1/28/2011.

Why is it that that are not giving gain time for vocational programs??

SHONTAE34
09-08-2009, 07:48 AM
My husband has a box car sentence which equals up to 210 days.how much of that time can be dropped?

wifeofMichael
09-09-2009, 07:39 PM
When my husband went to Classification they gave him his 85% date. Originally it was 9/1/2010 because the clerk's office had messed up the date of his arrest so he wasn't credited for 30 days. After I got that fixed I figured his 85% date to be 8/2/2010 and when I contacted his classification officer while he was at NWFL Reception he confirmed that. So as long as he gets his gain time he'll be home then. Of course he'll earn gaintime he won't actually get to use because he has to do 85% of his time.

JennyLynn87
09-15-2009, 09:09 PM
Okay, I don't really know why I'm asking this because I already know my boyfriend's release date is set for Jan. 19, 2011. But He got sentenced on August 8. But I don't know how long he's been in and out of jail. His primary offense date was 1/1/09-4/23/09 so I don't really know how long or when he got arrested and did time in jail before he got out on bond. I know I met him on June 22. So I don't know how long he spent in jail. Does anyone know how long it will be until he can get his sentenced reduced? and what all can he do while he's serving his sentence??

azizzo
09-18-2009, 10:06 PM
I once saw a thread like this but I didn't mark it, sorry. My boyfriend got his sentence last month and he was just put on the DOC website with a release date of 4/18/2012. His sentence is 36 months. He went in on 4/22/2009. If he's entirely good and gets all his gain time..how would I calculate that? I've been multiplying by .85 and come out with November 2011, is that right?

Thanks sooo much!

Jillian
09-19-2009, 08:13 AM
I am moving this to the Florida forum where you will get the help that you are looking for .

wifeofMichael
09-19-2009, 08:53 AM
85% should mean he'll loose about six months of the sentence. But there is a thread open here showing how to calculate. It's very confusing. And after the last few weeks I'm going by his TRD and hoping he'll be home closer to the 85%.

azizzo
09-19-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks so much for moving it, e_wife! I wasn't sure where I had seen the thread. And thank you wifeofmichael!

msswtlkr
09-20-2009, 11:11 PM
my husband was sentenced to 15 months with 40 days time served so when should he get out?was sentenced sept 10th 2009

Missinyou87
09-20-2009, 11:22 PM
my man got 2 years how long u think hell get? also did u hear that ohio prisons are over crowded 230% percent??? crazyyy

JennyLynn87
09-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Okay, my boyfriend's gaintime is confusing. His set release date is for 01/19/2011. But he only got 31 days of jail time credit. His offense date was between 1/1/09-4/23/09 so I don't know how he was getting away without being arrested til they finally caught him LOL But I made this countdown ticker for my myspace page and he's got 484 days left. He was sentenced to 18 months. But he told me was gonna try to appeal it??? Ugh..... He went in on August 20,2009. But his initial receipt date for D.O.C was 9-8-09.

HIS SENTENCED DATE WAS 8-6-09. I GUESS THAT WOULD HELP OUT ALOT TO DETERMINE HIS GAIN TIME LOL.

KimosGrl23
09-21-2009, 09:03 AM
So my husband got 4 yrs....he got 2years credited on 1 charge.....and 1 year credit on the other if he gets all his gain time when will he be released?how does work release work??:confused:

JennyLynn87
09-21-2009, 09:04 AM
How do you actually calculate it?? Because I kept doing .85 x 18 mos and it keeps saying 15.3. Is that his actual gain time he gets?? 15 days off his sentence? or 153 days he has to serve?? Ugh.. this is confusing.

msswtlkr
09-21-2009, 11:01 AM
my husband was sentenced on sept 10th 2009 to 15months with 40 days time served.he arrived at cfrc on the 18th .so he did 7 days in county.when should he come home?

boop's mom
09-22-2009, 08:48 AM
He should get out in August 2010 if he gets all his gaintime. He should serve 335 days from the day he went in,remember he has to earn the gaintime then not lose any of it.

JennyLynn87
09-22-2009, 09:23 AM
August 2010?? That doesn't seem to far away. I really hope he earns his gaintime and not lose any of it. This sucks not being able to see him. He's still at the reception and medical center in Lake Butler or are you replying to someone's else's question??

msswtlkr
09-22-2009, 10:48 AM
He should get out in August 2010 if he gets all his gaintime. He should serve 335 days from the day he went in,remember he has to earn the gaintime then not lose any of it.
on doc it says release date 10/30/2010 after the 40 days time served the judge gave him.from that date with gain time and the 85% when should he be home.so confused.......:confused:

boop's mom
09-23-2009, 02:54 PM
Each month he earns gaintime you will see an earlier date, usually around the middle of the month. Oct 30th is the latest he would get out if he had to serve whole sentence so it should be August if he gets all his gaintime.

beccabean777
09-25-2009, 10:47 AM
Ok I have a question. My husband was maxxed out on gain time. He got a DR and lost 90 days.......he is in confinement now. Will he get to earn gain time again? He was suppossed to get out 2/2010 now it's 5/2010. ??? It's his first DR in 2 years and I'm mad as all get out just wondering if his date will change?

Ryanswifey
09-26-2009, 04:38 PM
60 years, what is the gain time for that. So messed up!!!!

laura2009
09-27-2009, 08:03 PM
there is talk where my husbends at about the gaintime they r saying that it is supost to go down to 65% is that true ? or does anyone know how i can get the info
thank u for all ur help

boop's mom
09-29-2009, 10:26 PM
Ok I have a question. My husband was maxxed out on gain time. He got a DR and lost 90 days.......he is in confinement now. Will he get to earn gain time again? He was suppossed to get out 2/2010 now it's 5/2010. ??? It's his first DR in 2 years and I'm mad as all get out just wondering if his date will change?
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I believe they can start getting gaintime 6 months after the DR. I know how upset you must be.

MissJoey777
10-23-2009, 07:06 PM
He was sentenced to 39 months, has almost 4 months in already, we are figuring Feb 2012. Any ideas?

lynda2684
10-29-2009, 11:02 PM
Right now my fiance's date is at 6-2-2010, I have calculated that with the 10 days of gain time he gets a month he will be at 4-13-2010 in March, where it is confusing me is that does not include April or March. Does anyone know if they prorate anymore, he mentioned something to me about how they use to call it pro-rating but now it is something else. Also can someone tell me if my calculations are right for 4-13-2010?

missmyhubby735
10-30-2009, 11:55 AM
My husband was sentenced to 10 years, minus 3 years for house arrest. 7 years. He's been in since July 17 2009. Taking off 85% would give him what? I am so confused on this. I think it is 84 months minus the 3 months that he's done already = 81 months. Is it 4 years left or 5 1/2? Confused and need help PLEASE...I hate numbers...Please PM me if you can figure it out. Thank you.

Raysmyangel
10-30-2009, 12:20 PM
my husband was given 5yrs june 24 09 seems like forever ago but how do i figure out when he comes home to me:confused:

Mrs.SESJ
11-01-2009, 05:57 PM
My brother called and ask me to find out about the "new law" something about only doing 65% of time, due to gain time.(it used to be 85%) Also something to do with Florida needing more prisons, that they can not afford. I can't find anything on the internet. I have been looking for hours. Can ANYONE help me?? Please.. and yes you've probably seen this email on a couple of place of this web site.. Not sure where to go..so I tried them all :) maybe I can get an answer soon..Thanks to everyone!!!

spin721
11-05-2009, 11:09 AM
I am going to try to help you all on this one. The MAXIMUM amount of GAIN TIME credit THAT WILL APPLY in ONE calendar year of prison is 54 days. That is TOTAL gain time that will be applied to the release date.

Now, before everyone freaks out...:) If an inmate had to do a year and a day in prison, (the minimum required to be sent to prison in FL) provided he did not screw up and get DRs, the total amount of gain time applied to his release date would be 54 days. The inmate may EARN MORE than 54 days of gain time while incarcerated, but ONLY 54 will apply to that year and a day sentence.

(For the sake of math, we will say a month has 30 days.)
So, if an inmate has a 2 year sentence (24 months), total gain time that will APPLY to the release date is 54 x 2 = 108. That would be 3 months 18 days off the sentence.

So, if an inmate has a 3 year sentence (36 months), total gain time that will APPLY to the release date is 54 x 3 = 162. That would be 5 months 12 days off the sentence.

And so on....

The reason this formula works is because an inmate who does not get in trouble will ALWAYS earn more gain time each year than applies to the sentence. The extra gain time we used to call "banked".

Jail credit is something else that also messes a lot of people up. Since everyones' circumstances are different there really is no formula for this. I will give you an example of what screws people up:

Let's say I have FIVE felonies. I sit in county jail for 90 days. Someone, finally bonds me out. While out on bond, I get rearrested for ANOTHER felony and go back to jail. After 30 days I go to court and get sentenced to 3 years in prison on ALL SIX felonies. Guess what, ONLY 30 days of jail credit is going to apply to my release date. Why? Because if I am sentenced on ALL SIX felonies, I'll "get" the 90 days of jail credit on the FIRST FIVE felonies, but that last charge I received while out on bond ONLY has 30 days of credit. Therefore, that last charge will keep me in prison.

This screws people up all the time. Hope this helped. :)

wifeofMichael
11-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Ok, help me out here. My husband was told at Reception his 85% date was 8/2/2010. He was sentenced July 24th to 18 months. He was given time served for 3 months 2 days. His original TRD was 10/23/10. So far he's only been awarded 8 days of gain time (four one month, two the other two months) based upon not having a job and only getting two satisfactory security ratings. The first two was the month he got a CC, but the other one they didn't give us any reason other than he was in Admin. Conf. which makes little sense since he didn't get in trouble to go there or in there. We are waiting to see what he'll get this month since he's had a job and has not been in any trouble.

When I do your 54 day thing after removing the credit for time served I get 400.25 days to serve total. Which would put him out (if I figure this right) sometime in September of next year.

Though, to be honest, I'm just going by the TRD date each month and not getting my hopes up on anything. But I sure would like to understand the dang process. And I also wonder if they ended up doing the 90 day of gain time in June if my husband would get it though he doesn't 85% out until August according to Classification.

websterjen2
11-09-2009, 02:42 PM
My boyfriend got sentenced to 66 months in 2008 (May 2008 to be exact) he already had 464 days county time served. that should be 1980 days - 464 days= 1516 days left So they do 85% ofthat CORRECT??? That would be 1516- .85% or 15%= 228 days off 1516. that would be 1288 days. NOW my question is does he still get an additional 10days a month up to 228 days more???????? that would bringhim down to 1060 days (approximately 3 years from May 2008) 5/2011 i know all this is if the inmate does not forfit or looses gain time.


WHAT DO YOU GUYS COME UP WITH???? THANKS A BUNCH.

ben's girl
11-09-2009, 02:46 PM
I'm horrible at calculating the gain time, but the jail credit will count towards the 85%. He can't go any lower than 85%. Once you reach that, you're done with gain time unless you lose it and you have time to earn it back.

Mrspeay
11-17-2009, 05:29 PM
whats the gain time awarded for a release date of 6/20/2014 if he has not received any yet? I'm trying to figure out how much time gets knocked off.

wifeofMichael
11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
http://prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=413480

Try this thread it may help. It is very confusing. This will talk about the 85% thing.

As for gaintime, well it depends on how much they get each month. There are two ratings. One is security and the other is for job assignment. Four days a month is above satisfactory, two days is satisfactory. Unsatisfactory they get none. So they can get up to 8 days a month. However it is then up to classification (from my understanding) to award another 2-4 days a month. Mostly they award 2. So the possibility is for 10 days a month.

spin721
11-20-2009, 07:53 AM
Ok, help me out here. My husband was told at Reception his 85% date was 8/2/2010. He was sentenced July 24th to 18 months. He was given time served for 3 months 2 days. His original TRD was 10/23/10. So far he's only been awarded 8 days of gain time (four one month, two the other two months) based upon not having a job and only getting two satisfactory security ratings. The first two was the month he got a CC, but the other one they didn't give us any reason other than he was in Admin. Conf. which makes little sense since he didn't get in trouble to go there or in there. We are waiting to see what he'll get this month since he's had a job and has not been in any trouble.

When I do your 54 day thing after removing the credit for time served I get 400.25 days to serve total. Which would put him out (if I figure this right) sometime in September of next year.

Though, to be honest, I'm just going by the TRD date each month and not getting my hopes up on anything. But I sure would like to understand the dang process. And I also wonder if they ended up doing the 90 day of gain time in June if my husband would get it though he doesn't 85% out until August according to Classification.

I did some rough calculations for you. Given the information you supplied...his MAX out date would be Jan. 2011. Less 92 days of jail credit would bring it back to late Oct. 2010. I would think by May or June of 2010, he will have earned the MAXIMUM amount of gain time allowed in one calendar year of jail. (54 days) Now, once he reaches his "anniversary" date in the DOC...the day he went to reception (not his sentencing date) he can get more then 54 days because he is in a new calendar year of prison. Early August 2010 seems to be correct because he has extra months to make up for the "lack" of gain time he is receiving now.

The law is written that an inmate HAS to do 85%.
IF THEY DO give 90 days of gain time in June, it will not affect your husband because he has YET TO REACH his 85% mark. He may "receive" the 90 days, but since his sentence is relatively "short" he will receive no benefit from it. It will just be "banked." I left prison with all types of gain time that never mattered...but, that is the system. Hope this helped.:)

spin721
11-20-2009, 07:56 AM
whats the gain time awarded for a release date of 6/20/2014 if he has not received any yet? I'm trying to figure out how much time gets knocked off.

I need more information. Jail time credit, sentence length....date sent to reception center. Things like that.

mariagv50
11-20-2009, 09:53 PM
my friend is in NWFRC and has a sentence of l9 years. with gain time when will he
be released if it all works out in his favor while in prison?

heidijill
11-24-2009, 10:24 AM
My brother got sentenced to 5 years. He was in WPB County jail for three years - His sentencing date was 9/18/09.
He is now in River O Unit.
With gain time and serving 85% do you know when he will be eligible for release? It's so confusing to me.
Thanks,
Jill






I know calculation gain time can get quite confusing and we have seen quite a few threads on this subject. If you need help with calculating a release date or knowing how gain time works, please contain it to this thread so when other members come along with the same question it can be easily found.

Thanks
ben's girl

PS And thanks to our members who are willing to help with the calculations! Much appreciated! :thumbsup:

wifeofMichael
11-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Was he given credit for the three years in county?

chuckiesmom
12-06-2009, 01:17 PM
As I understand they have to stay out of trouble for a month say November then come December 15th the FLDOC posts the new release date with the earned 10 days or what ever gaintime. Well he made it thru November no problems, but come Dec 5th he got a DC. and is in the box till they review incident. Does this mean no gaintime for November?

ben's girl
12-06-2009, 05:16 PM
As I understand they have to stay out of trouble for a month say November then come December 15th the FLDOC posts the new release date with the earned 10 days or what ever gaintime. Well he made it thru November no problems, but come Dec 5th he got a DC. and is in the box till they review incident. Does this mean no gaintime for November?

The DR he rec'd could result in a loss of more than 10 days gain time. It will depend on what the DR was for and corresponding penalty. It could be anywhere from 0 days to all of the gain time he has acquired depending on the offense.

heidijill
12-23-2009, 10:39 AM
Hello, for the love of God - I cannot figure out FL gain time. My loved one has a 5 year sentence- he was in WPB county jail for 3 years and earned 1124 days jail credit... when will he get out???? How do you calculate this.
He has already earned 20 days gain time in the DOC (Raiford O Unit).
But none of us can figure out when he will get out if all goes well.
He was sented 9/18/2009 to 5 years - served 3 in jail......
Please explain.
T sister:confused:




I know calculation gain time can get quite confusing and we have seen quite a few threads on this subject. If you need help with calculating a release date or knowing how gain time works, please contain it to this thread so when other members come along with the same question it can be easily found.

Thanks
ben's girl

PS And thanks to our members who are willing to help with the calculations! Much appreciated! :thumbsup:

wifeofMichael
01-01-2010, 09:06 AM
If he was given credit for the jail time then knock off those three years. That leaves him with 2 years. What is his current tentative release date? Also, Classification can tell you what his projected 85% date is as well. They told us when my hubby was in reception.

ejordan865
01-16-2010, 10:07 PM
Let's me try! His sentence is 5 years = 60 months
He have to do 85% = 51 months (reduce 9 months)
Gain time he can earn : 51months x 10 day= 510 days= 17 months
But they only accept : 270 days = 9 months as maximum because gain time no longer is applied to reduce the sentence.
It mean if he can earn all gain time, he only do 42 months, he will come home at July 15, 2012


Sorry I am a little late, finally saw your post. They took away 60 days for a dr and his current release date is 11/7/2013 so will his release date be Sept 3, 2012???? I really dont get how to calculate so confused.

wifeofMichael
01-20-2010, 05:27 PM
How long before he can begin earning his time again. I know a new rule is going into place this month (the 22nd) which will shorten the time they aren't allowed to get any time.

ejordan865
01-20-2010, 06:56 PM
How long before he can begin earning his time again. I know a new rule is going into place this month (the 22nd) which will shorten the time they aren't allowed to get any time.

Not sure, I assume once he gets out of confinement which is supposed to be Feb 10th.

ejordan865
01-20-2010, 06:58 PM
So can someone please help calculate for me, current release date 11/7/2013, initial receipt date 1/15/2009, jail credit 20 days and its a 5 yr sentence.

ben's girl
01-20-2010, 08:03 PM
I don't recall anything changing this year, but last year the rules were changed to: 30 days or less in confinement and an inmate is eligible to recieve gaintime 1 month after confinement ends. Over 30 days in confinement, they are eligible after 2 months. They are not eligible immediately upon release from confinement.

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407054&highlight=gaintime

love baby
01-20-2010, 11:08 PM
My man was put in DC for a DR for 60 days and he couldn't get gaintime for 3 months, and he didn't get gaintime until then. Each camp may be different since they all seem to have different rules

ben's girl
01-20-2010, 11:46 PM
Thanks love baby. It shouldn't be a facility rule since it should be in the 33s. I couldn't find where I read that when I posted that thread I referenced, but I had to have seen it somewhere. Maybe after some sleep I'll look again or someone else will be able to find it.

GOLDEN_239
01-21-2010, 04:55 PM
My boyfriend was sentenced to 2 yrs 11 months. His Initial Receipt date was 1/08/09 and his current release date is 6/14/11... I noticed he was getting his gain time about 3 months ago.
So my question is with the 85% and gain time, around what date should he be getting out?
Calculating this gain time mess is SO CONFUSING...
THANKS 4 THE HELP!!!

TOMMY&KiRA12/07
01-27-2010, 03:48 PM
MY BOYFRiEND WAS SENTENCED TO 34 MONTHS HE HAS ALREADY DONE 6 MONTHS iN THE COUNTY SO i'M TRYiNG TO FiND OUT ABOUT HOW MUCH GAiN TiME HE'LL GET HE HAS BEEN IN THE COUNTY SiNCE JULY 20,2009 HE iS STiLL iN THERE WAiTiNG TO GO TO A PRiSON .....iF HE DOES ALL HiS TIME HE'LL GET OUT MAY 2012 ......SO CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME i'M SO CONFUSED??????:confused:

wifeofMichael
01-27-2010, 04:32 PM
He won't get gain time for county time. He should have been given credit for the time spent in county. So if he got 34 months he actuall y has 28 months to do. Once he gets into the actual prison he will begin getting gain time. They get up to 4 days per month for security and then up to 4 days per month for having a job. Then classification has the option of giving them 2-4 more days. Typically if they don't get in trouble and have a job they get 10 a month. While in reception he will probably only get four. Each month between the 10th and 15th their dates will reflect the change on the DOC website.

wifeofMichael
01-28-2010, 06:03 PM
My boyfriend was sentenced to 2 yrs 11 months. His Initial Receipt date was 1/08/09 and his current release date is 6/14/11... I noticed he was getting his gain time about 3 months ago.
So my question is with the 85% and gain time, around what date should he be getting out?
Calculating this gain time mess is SO CONFUSING...
THANKS 4 THE HELP!!!

Ok, the 85% date isn't too hard to figure. Though I am not a math whiz and may go about this wrong. But I figured it up and it corresponded with the date they gave him for 85% at reception. If he was given 2 years and 11 months it would be approxomately 1,065 days. 85% of that is 905.25 days or 2 years 4 months. But that is IF he gets his gain time. I personally decided to hope for the 85% date they told him at reception (August 2, 2010) but I go by his current TRD and just change it on my ticker every month to reflect the gain time earned.

Hope this helps!

Mrspeay
02-16-2010, 04:09 PM
Ok I'm not new to this but this gain time thing is complicated so could someone please lend me their wisdom. My man has 50 months total left. He had been granted gain time before but lost it all when he got a dr. He has told me that he has enough time left to gain back all his gain time. I'm curious what would be his earliest possible release date for 85% of 50 months?

love baby
02-16-2010, 10:25 PM
Ok I'm not new to this but this gain time thing is complicated so could someone please lend me their wisdom. My man has 50 months total left. He had been granted gain time before but lost it all when he got a dr. He has told me that he has enough time left to gain back all his gain time. I'm curious what would be his earliest possible release date for 85% of 50 months?
I might be wrong but I believe its 42.5 months

JWSPMS
03-14-2010, 04:30 PM
ok I used to know how to do this but I can't find my notebook so I thought I would ask one of you smart women on here to see if someone could help me figure out a rough estimation of the earliest now he could come home. But I must warn ya his is complicated because of stupid DR's over the years. So here is his informtion:

sentenced: 20 years

credit for jail time: 1479 days

entered prison on jan. 13 2003

max out date: nov. 27 2018

original 85% date: oct. 28 2015

his new release right now after a few months with gaintime again: aug. 23 2018

We do know he isn't coming home in 2015...just would like to see a ball park....was told by classification in Tally that it might be in 2016 now.

ok if anyone can decifer this mess I would greatly appreciative. Thanks a bunch!! :)

JWSPMS

Mrspeay
03-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Hi Pto My james was sentenced to 8 years. He has told me that his total gain time for 85% of 8 years is 13 months can someone help me understand because I dont no how to calculate it. He told me that when he was at the orlando reception center classification gave him this max out date and earliest date or something maybe sombody knows what im talking about. so the real question is whats 85% of the 8 years how many months off is that?

chuckiesmom
03-24-2010, 01:54 AM
It so angers me when the Correction Officers at Franklin CI make up rules and lie on the inmates, give them bogus DR's and DR court is a waste of time as no one care's or listen's. They are Guilty and it's to the box! They took away gain time earned and now are taking gain time not yet earned can they do that? He owe's them 80 days of gaintime and they said it will be at least a year befor he can start earning gaintime as a result. This never happened anywhere else. But at Franklin CI I'm afraid to complain as they really don't care what Chapter 33 says. Any ideas?

gamboasprincess
03-24-2010, 02:14 AM
ok help. he went in may 9th 2009 HIS HALF TIME OUT DATE IS 4~13~11WIT 35%AND HE WORKS PLEASE WATS THE SOONEST? IM A WRECK.

gamboasprincess
03-24-2010, 02:17 AM
and he was in county 90 days!

hisgirl018021
03-28-2010, 01:14 PM
This is my 1st time going thru this and I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if someone who does not get gain time still get out on con. Release at 85% on a 15?. 3rd time in prison starting back from a teen and will he ever start getting gain time? Been in a total of 3 1/2yrs including jail time. Thanks ahead of time.

khemiblueyes
03-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Hi Pto My james was sentenced to 8 years. He has told me that his total gain time for 85% of 8 years is 13 months can someone help me understand because I dont no how to calculate it. He told me that when he was at the orlando reception center classification gave him this max out date and earliest date or something maybe sombody knows what im talking about. so the real question is whats 85% of the 8 years how many months off is that?
when you have 85% of time to serve that means you get 10 days of gain time a month so you 'do' 20 days a month. so if you add 20 days x 12 = 240 days just keep adding and you'll see how many months it is vs how many days are in a year. at least that's how my husband told me to do it lol! i hope I helped a little but it also depends on if the receive any DR's my husband has been in for 19 years on a 25 year charge and he's on the old system of 65% so go figure. he also got 54 DR's most of them not his fault 'but officer's 'giving' him those. good luck and i really do hope i was some kind of help.:)

hiswifeyfalife1
03-28-2010, 05:07 PM
im confused....my boyfriend's supervised release was violated for a state charge...he beat the state case but was violated by the feds...turned himself in to the us marshals on 11/12/09...was sentenced to 8 months incarceration...his release date on bop locator says 4/8/10....that doesnt add up to 8 months i dont wanna get my hopes up and its wrong...he said when he was locked up for 7 years he was in a program and that they may have owed him some credits and mabye thats why its reading early.....can anyone help me figure this out?

MENELSGURL
03-28-2010, 05:19 PM
All i know is 10 days is given every month so calculate times twelve and so that means 50 months is 4 yrs and 2 months so 10 times the 48 months is 480 days so if he be good he will get ot on drum role 3 yrs and some months like 2 month

msswtlkr
03-31-2010, 10:57 PM
I need help please.My husband initial reciept date is sept 18th 2009.He was sentenced to 15 months with 40 days time served in county.i figured july but i need help.Thank you for any help

hisgirl018021
04-04-2010, 10:03 AM
Can someone wit several diff. changes like one is 5yrs a drug change the other five and six changes are 10yrs & 15yrs for diff. Stuff not drug re-lated. Release date is 12/2021 been in since '06 total of 3 1/2yrs this month been in prison since June of '07 and his outdate has not changed any. so my question is Will he ever start getting any gaintime 2 come home after doing the 85%?. Or do you think it could happen after doing half of this sentence. Thanks 4 any help(dont understand it).

amickeyfan
04-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Can someone wit several diff. changes like one is 5yrs a drug change the other five and six changes are 10yrs & 15yrs for diff. Stuff not drug re-lated. Release date is 12/2021 been in since '06 total of 3 1/2yrs this month been in prison since June of '07 and his outdate has not changed any. so my question is Will he ever start getting any gaintime 2 come home after doing the 85%?. Or do you think it could happen after doing half of this sentence. Thanks 4 any help(dont understand it).
There are some crimes where they do not get gain time. I am not sure which, or how it works.. I just know not everyone gets it. I am not saying this is your case. I would also think that gain time starts at the beginning of the sentence then max's out. I could be wrong.

FoRhIm2013
04-19-2010, 10:21 AM
I need help calculating the 85%, it trully is confusing. My husband got 60 months. He turn himself in to county jail 1/19/10. He went to DOC on 1/28/10. As of today his release date is 12/30/2014. Can an expert please help me calculate his posible release date with gain time. Thanks!!!!

chuckiesmom
04-29-2010, 03:11 AM
My son got a boggus DR for putting 2 seperate letters to family members in 1 envelope (he's at Franklin CI) he got 30 days in the box and 90 days loss of gain time. Well he didnt have any gaintime to give back so they said he wont get any new gaintime till he pays back whats owed. Can they do that? He's passed his 85% date I think they are just giving him a hard time.


My son's 85% date comes up February 2010 but due to loss of gain time for DC, his release date is currently 1-8-2011. He is medium custody but can't seem to catch a break to earn any gain time back. Any idea's? Thks.

ben's girl
04-30-2010, 05:42 AM
My son got a boggus DR for putting 2 seperate letters to family members in 1 envelope (he's at Franklin CI) he got 30 days in the box and 90 days loss of gain time. Well he didnt have any gaintime to give back so they said he wont get any new gaintime till he pays back whats owed. Can they do that? He's passed his 85% date I think they are just giving him a hard time.

If he's maxed out on gain time then he does have gain time to forfeit, how does he not have gain time to lose? Seems to me he would have to make up those 90 days to get back at the date he was already at before the DR.

crazy2010
05-27-2010, 11:12 AM
From what I was told you don't get gain time on county time or is this wrong? Like if you get 2 year sentence and served six months in county you get 85% off the year &1/2 yeah or neah?

ben's girl
06-01-2010, 06:42 PM
No you do not get gaintime for Co. jail time. You can get credit for the jail time against the prison sentence though. It's taken off the top towards the 85%, but an inmate can't go any lower than the 85% no matter how much gaintime they would receive on their sentence.

hayamanda1124
06-09-2010, 09:16 PM
My boyfriend had gotten sent back to prison from Work Release last tuesday and told me he would find out how much gain time he would lose today. With his gain time before, he would be getting out this september. I just looked on the website and it says he wont be getting out untill Next MARCH! wtf! so what does this mean? If hes supposed to be 85%, when will he get out now? Will he get out in march, or will he get out before then? someone please help. I cant have him in there till next year. Not another 9 months, please God, no

or-mtwt
06-10-2010, 08:29 AM
My boyfriend had gotten sent back to prison from Work Release last tuesday and told me he would find out how much gain time he would lose today. With his gain time before, he would be getting out this september. I just looked on the website and it says he wont be getting out untill Next MARCH! wtf! so what does this mean? If hes supposed to be 85%, when will he get out now? Will he get out in march, or will he get out before then? someone please help. I cant have him in there till next year. Not another 9 months, please God, no

First Welcome to PTO!!

I'm sorry you are having to deal with this stress.. as for if he will be there for another year it will depend on how much gain time they took from him... but too he would still get gain time after he gets though the DR process and it would not show up on the site till he starts getting it again... let him call with the amount of gain time he has lost before you panic okay...

wifeofMichael
06-10-2010, 06:37 PM
How much gain time he lost is dependent on what the reason for being sent back was. Sounds like he lost 180 days. Once he is released from confinement he can start earning gain time again (I believe the new rule says after 30 days, someone help?).

lovingus
06-11-2010, 07:52 AM
How much gain time he lost is dependent on what the reason for being sent back was. Sounds like he lost 180 days. Once he is released from confinement he can start earning gain time again (I believe the new rule says after 30 days, someone help?).

My situation is a lil different, my boyfriend was sentenced back in 94 to 30 years he gets 25 days of gaintime a month, his release date on docs website is Feb 2021 but with gain time, it puts him out sometime in 2012, he's got 16 years in plus a year in county, how does the 85 percent rule figure into his release date or does it?

CoChese
06-18-2010, 03:32 PM
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0944/SEC275.HTM&Title=-%3E2001-%3ECh0944-%3ESection%20275
The above link goes to the Florida Statutes that deals with Gain Time. Hope it helps.

Felix's honey
06-25-2010, 06:38 AM
My baby has 24 months how can I calculate 85% of his time? I know its like 10 days. Help.

hayamanda1124
07-08-2010, 02:17 PM
i think I have this down, but Now im not sure.

His release date is March 20, 2011.
He doesnt get out of the box till august 6 of this year.

when is his release date with gain time?
is it 10 days a month after 30 days out of the box? or do you have to be at the center for at least 3 months? he just got there june 1m with 60 days box time.


i calculated it as september is when he starts getting gain time..
so september through march is 7 months... which means 70 days...which means 10 weeks from march 20....... January 9?


someone please help and let me know if my calculations are right (he has 85%)

wifeofMichael
07-10-2010, 05:46 PM
First off, he does not "have 85%". He has 100%. However, if he behaves he can be released on his 85% date. The only real guaranteed date of release is the day they give them at reception...which is the 100% date. All the rest is dependent upon his staying out of trouble. The state of Florida MUST keep all inmates incarcerated for 85% of their sentence. However, they don't have to release them on the 85% date. Just trying to make sure that is clear.

Now, it sounds like he got 60 days in the box and lost 180 days of gain time. I believe once he's out of the box for 30 days he can start earning gain time again. Then his date will start dropping. When he starts getting those gain time awards, start recalculating. Always keep in the back of your mind he can lose that time.

And he will not be going back to the Center. He will remain at the Main Institution until his release. Once you blow it at Work Release you are done there. I just want to make sure you understand that as well. I hope I'm not coming across harsh. I believe in telling it like it is.

Even if a person reaches their 85% date (mine reached his last month) they still earn gain time. Their date just does not drop. I call it the "bank". He earned 10 days for the month of June, but his date will not move because that is his 85% date and he cannot be released prior to that date.

Also realize he may not earn 10 days the first time he is eligible to begin earning gain time. He may only be eligible for a security rating if he has not been assigned a job. That would be 2-4 days. Just wanted you to understand, no surprises. I learned early on to not expect ten days. Though once my hubby was out of reception and assigned to a job he has gotten the ten.

I'm very sorry your having to deal with this. It is extremely frustrating to get them to a Work Release status and then have them yanked back to the institution. It happened to us in 1998 and I thought my heart would break.

I hope this helps.

wifeofMichael
07-10-2010, 05:53 PM
My baby has 24 months how can I calculate 85% of his time? I know its like 10 days. Help.

24 X 85% = 20.4 months

So take that time off the 24 and you'll get a rough idea. Or do what we did, we asked them at reception.

brandielyn
08-05-2010, 03:20 PM
i cant figure out my fiances release date! can someone help me? he has been in county jail from march 12 2009 until july 29 2010. then on july 29 2010 he arrived at prison. his sentence was 1 year 1 day. with the 130 days time credited in county! please help???? state is florida

jmoraleswifey
08-05-2010, 03:32 PM
You have to wait. He will get the release date from his counc. and then its his responsibility to give it to you. You cant get that info from the state- they will not provide it. Sorry

Tom_Greene
08-05-2010, 04:46 PM
Going by the numbers that you gave, he should be released Tuesday March 22st, 2011. That is 236 days from July 29th, 2010. Edit, March 12 plus 130 days is July 20th. You need to double check how much credit he is getting.

jmoraleswifey
08-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Ok, my husband got sentenced on June 11th with 32 months. He had already been in for 6 months and he got 246 days time served and 85%. How long will he actually do and a possible date for release?
He still hasent gotten his release date and hes at DVI... please help me.

naylovesjay
08-06-2010, 05:37 PM
my hubby to be hasnt been sentenced yet but is facing 5-10years

LovedNotLost
08-25-2010, 04:21 PM
So this is the first time anyone i know has been to prison & i know that usually what you get sentenced isnt exactly the time the inmate has to stay in there. I was wondering if anyone could help me with an estimated release date. My man got sentenced to 18 months, but as of now has 2 and a half month credit time served. For the sake of this estimation, lets just put it at 3. That would knock it down to really 15 months, so how many months would he really serve??

Please help! Our baby is due in Feb..so I wanted to know how long it would be till he got to see his child.

Mom Far Away
08-25-2010, 04:46 PM
So this is the first time anyone i know has been to prison & i know that usually what you get sentenced isnt exactly the time the inmate has to stay in there. I was wondering if anyone could help me with an estimated release date. My man got sentenced to 18 months, but as of now has 2 and a half month credit time served. For the sake of this estimation, lets just put it at 3. That would knock it down to really 15 months, so how many months would he really serve??

Please help! Our baby is due in Feb..so I wanted to know how long it would be till he got to see his child.


85% of his sentence, which if i figured correctly would be 15.3 months. and from what i understand you don't keep getting time off for good behavior once you've reached 85% best i can explain, it's August now and my son needs 10 days of gain time to reach his earliest date, which is in Dec. your man check with his CO to find out his earliest release date. hope this helps

LovedNotLost
08-25-2010, 04:53 PM
thank you!

Missy2012
08-31-2010, 01:54 PM
My best friend got 42 months and then got time served on 9 months so that leaves him with 33 months. He then served another 8 months in county after his sentencing on a civil case, which leaves him with 25 months. Right now it says he will get out in August 2012 can anyone explain to me what his 85% would be. Thanks so much!

Bosbabygirl
09-28-2010, 07:58 AM
One side of Pasco County gave him 24 months for retail theft and the other side of Pasco County gave him 20.5 months for Burglary and it's to run concurrent. Does that mean he will have to serve the 1st 24 months in full (with no gaintime allowed on the 1st) before he gets gaintime on the second? I'm so confussed??? HELP PLEASE!!!

And is it 85% or 10 days per month? Or does he get both? UGH

spin721
10-05-2010, 10:00 AM
The maximum amount of gain time an inmate can have APPLIED to his/her sentence in the state of FLORIDA, PER calendar year is 54 days. What this means is: if a person received the minimum sentence required to go to prison (1 year and 1 day). Total time of INCARCERATION would be 312 days. That INCLUDES ALL COUNTY JAIL time as well.

People screw this up because MOST inmates earn WAY MORE than 54 days of gain time in a year. All that extra earned gain time (anything past 54 days) is "BANKED". Meaning it is earned but basically becomes a number on the face sheet. When I got out, I couldn't even tell you how much gain time I had "BANKED". But it was a A$$load. I had probably about 400 days of gain time. But you better believe 400 days didn't come off my sentence....because that wouldn't be the magic 85%.

Tlina
10-05-2010, 10:52 AM
Hi Everyone, I have a question... So my M was sentenced to 15 years. It was an excessive sentence for the crime and he's going to try to appeal for a lighter sentence... but if that fails, how much of the 15 years will he actually do? Some of it, all of it? I know it is dependent on a lot of factors like gain time but I thought maybe someone out there could give me an idea. I have no intention of leaving him unless he sends me away no matter how long it is, I just want to know what I'm up against. Thanks!

dee_n_dave
10-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Hi Everyone, I have a question... So my M was sentenced to 15 years. It was an excessive sentence for the crime and he's going to try to appeal for a lighter sentence... but if that fails, how much of the 15 years will he actually do? Some of it, all of it? I know it is dependent on a lot of factors like gain time but I thought maybe someone out there could give me an idea. I have no intention of leaving him unless he sends me away no matter how long it is, I just want to know what I'm up against. Thanks!

In Florida inmates have to serve 85% so in your case it will be 12 years 9 months. :(

Tlina
10-06-2010, 05:27 AM
Sigh.... that's what I thought. Well, now I know what we're up against. Thank you for answering my question!

ohhsochar
01-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Does anyone else check to see that gain time has updated every month on the DOC website? (Like me, lol) Kyle's didn't move this month, but to my knowledge, he hasn't been in any trouble to forfeit any. I checked on his friends as well, and no update, but I'm really not sure if he's down to his final date or what cause he's been there longer than Ky. I guess I'm just curious to know if they haven't done it yet, or if I need to ask why he lost his 10 days for this month.

sad wife fl
02-02-2011, 10:36 PM
hello my man just got 6 years he is now at cfrc how much time will he have to do he has no county time

BGsWIFEY
02-03-2011, 01:46 AM
hello my man just got 6 years he is now at cfrc how much time will he have to do he has no county time

If he gets all 10 days of his gain time every month, and he didn't get any time served in county, 85% of 6 years is about 5 years.

12 months x 6 years = 72 months
85% of 72 months = 61.1 months
61 months is basically 5 years and a month

I'm pretty sure thats it, its late and i used this percentage calculator lol :D

http://www.onlineconversion.com/percentcalc.htm

~*~His Bella~*~
03-27-2011, 08:24 PM
I'm a newb and did some math on my own, but want someone else's opinion. My bf got 2 years with previous county time served of roughly 8 1/2 months, with no priors. He's currently in county awaiting transfer. I see the gain time doesn't count until he gets permanent placement. Any help would be appreciated :)

krazykat811
05-07-2011, 05:00 PM
boy i didn't relieze just how confusing the stuff could be, but if I understand right my ol man was givin 18 months with 225 days served in county but he was at county another 14 days before transfer to Lake Butler, so that made it 239 days in county leaving him, 310 days remining if i'm getting this right. so he has to do,??? 85% of the 310 or 85% of the 549 days, Any help?

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 05:14 PM
boy i didn't relieze just how confusing the stuff could be, but if I understand right my ol man was givin 18 months with 225 days served in county but he was at county another 14 days before transfer to Lake Butler, so that made it 239 days in county leaving him, 310 days remining if i'm getting this right. so he has to do,??? 85% of the 310 or 85% of the 549 days, Any help?

85% of the entire sentence. It took me awhile to figure mine out too. And mine has so much county time served and sat there again waiting to be transferred, that he will have to get every months worth of gaintime and still won't have enough to get out at 85%. He will have to stay another month to get the final 10 days :angry:

krazykat811
05-07-2011, 06:24 PM
i know your wait is longer then mine but they are all long when we are waiting, hope thing get better.. Just dbl checkin my numbers 18 months is like 549 days , so 85% of that is 467 days, so he servered 239 in county so that is like 228 left which is somewhere around 7 months and 18 days, I think, I haven't a clue about gain time, or if he can even get any, he just went into lake butler on the 4th so just learnin all this stuff. Thanks again:o

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 07:22 PM
It's 10 days a month, rewarded on the 15th of the following month. I know there are programs that they can get more time from, but I don't know about them, other than the GED program which doesn't help mine out. I've heard that some do and some do not start getting gaintime in reception. Mine just transferred on the 4th, so I'm hoping we get lucky and he gets a full 10 days for May. If not, we get pushed back yet another month.

amickeyfan
05-07-2011, 08:13 PM
It's 10 days a month, rewarded on the 15th of the following month. I know there are programs that they can get more time from, but I don't know about them, other than the GED program which doesn't help mine out. I've heard that some do and some do not start getting gaintime in reception. Mine just transferred on the 4th, so I'm hoping we get lucky and he gets a full 10 days for May. If not, we get pushed back yet another month.

To my knowledge there really aren't any programs that will get you "under" 85%. While getting you your gain time "sooner" isn't going to make your earliest release date change.. it will still remain at 85% and you just max out sooner.. So if he doesn't get anything from getting a GED (my son didn't either), or enters in the middle of the month.. it doesn't matter. They will earn their gain time until they max out. It is just a matter of seeing it sooner.
My son hit his 85% date in April, he is at his earliest release date. He will continue to accumulate gain time, but it isn't going to change his date so in one sense it really doesn't matter. He will continue to "earn" it until Sept when he gets out, but it won't be applied.. unless he were to lose gain time. 2 weeks ago he got a CC in the WRC, they took 3 days from him, but because of the continuing accrual of the gain time that ins't applied, the 3 days he lost, he got back.. do you understand what I am saying???? he still won't get released before Sept 6th, no matter how many more days he gets.. .but if they take some away, it will get replace...because he maxed at.. Unless God forbid, he did something major & he was sent back to prison and they took all away..he would not get enough back to be released by Sept 6th.. he would end up doing his full time..

Illuminati
05-07-2011, 08:21 PM
figuring out the 85% is not hard.

2 years = 24 months

85% = 20 months

start the sentence at the county jail booking and you'll figure out the month he can be home earliest. it's a piece of cake. lol.

amickeyfan
05-07-2011, 08:40 PM
85% of the entire sentence. It took me awhile to figure mine out too. And mine has so much county time served and sat there again waiting to be transferred, that he will have to get every months worth of gaintime and still won't have enough to get out at 85%. He will have to stay another month to get the final 10 days :angry:

now I see why you were asking what you were.. my answer to your question will be of no use to you... :( In a case where one has enough time to earn their 85% it does.. so I see why you are trying to find out what other ways he can earn it...

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 08:45 PM
Because mine went in with 8 1/2 months time served, then sat in county after sentencing for another 5 1/2 weeks, he has more time served than time to get gaintime. His 85% date is March 22nd, but he will be one month shy of gaintime, so I'm guessing some time after April 15th when he gets his days for March. I mentioned the programs so maybe he can make up for not having enough time to get all his gaintime by 85%.

Illuminati
05-07-2011, 08:52 PM
what is his release date now then.. july 2012?


he has time to reach his 85%. plus, he'll get it the same month he's released. :)


idk bout gaintime in reception. i dont remember any of my friends getting it besides one, but he also got a custody reduction like a week after receiving it lol. the rest didnt seem to get it til a month or two after.

however dawn said her man got gain time in reception so I'd assume it is possible for yours as well.

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 09:17 PM
July 9th 2012. His custody is still pending, of course. If it's anything higher than minimum then something happened since he transferred :( When you say he'll get it the same month he is released, what exactly do you mean? For arguments sake, let's say he gets his 10 days every month beginning with May. By March 15th he'd have 100 days (days earned through February). His 85% date is March 22. Total sentence 730 days, 85% 620.5 days. So I'm assuming he won't get out until after April 15th when he earns his 10 days for March.

BTW...thank you for going over this with me :)

Illuminati
05-07-2011, 09:28 PM
One friend was released last year from a jit camp

He was sort of a problem so he was only getting 5-6 days a month, but he calmed down the last 4-5 and received all 10 each month..

he didnt get out at 85%, think he got out at 93% or something.

well, he was like 35-40 days from being released and he got the 10 days for the current month already so I figured that was it for him. so I told everyone and we were all lookin for dates to set up his release party lol.

well, his cousin was the last to receive a letter from him and he basically told him to tell us not to write anymore since he'll be home soon so we were like "ok cool"

his release date was at the end of the next month

so the release month comes by I check and he is still set to be released that day...(end of month)

fast forward couple weeks later... I'm thinking he has 10 days left...i had stopped checking the site at this moment.

I'm at my cousin's house with his cousins and our friends.

knock on the door like the police and we open and he's like "I'M HOME SUCKASSSS"

lmaoo we were like "wtf oh shit"

and I told him how earlier in the month it had him being released at the end of the month.

he said his mom told him earlier in the month(prolly after I checked), that his release date changed to 10 days earlier. he was confused so he said he wrote classification and they confirmed he got 10 days.

we ain't complain, but it was weird. so the same month ur released, u can get gain time for it(unless u consider it for the month before, whatever lol).

and no problem.

Illuminati
05-07-2011, 09:36 PM
alright to help you out... let's see

july 9th 2012 current date

alright..

well let's just say he will get 10 days for this month, who knows, but let's say he will..

in June 2011 his release date should drop to June 30th 2012

in July it should drop to June 20th 2012

In August - June 10th 2012

in September - May 31st

October - May 21st

November - May 11th

December - May 1st 2012

January - April 21st 2012

February - April 11th 2012

finally when March rolls around - April 1st 2012

if they do what they did with my friend, they he could be home March 22nd


but so far it looks April 1st is the earliest


KEEP IN MIND - this calculation only implies that he'll get gain time for this month and that he'll continue to get the full 10 days.

ben's girl
05-07-2011, 09:40 PM
They should also tell him the earliest release date when he meets with his CO. Ask him when you talk to him what the date was they told him.

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 09:43 PM
Perfect....April Fools Day. He would SO mess with me if that is indeed the date and he gets out, he'd play some joke. Anyway, they would let him out on the 1st of the month he would receive his final needed 10 days and not make him wait til the 15th? That's nice of them....for once.

ben's girl
05-07-2011, 09:46 PM
It's really an "if" they award the gaintime. I've known ladies whose loved ones rec'd it the last month and those who haven't. It probably has something to do with the actual date, not really sure.

~*~His Bella~*~
05-07-2011, 09:47 PM
They should also tell him the earliest release date when he meets with his CO. Ask him when you talk to him what the date was they told him.

I mentioned this to him when I finally had to tell him he was looking at March. His attorney fed him so much garbage it isn't even funny. Another reason I'm worried about him in reception since the truth will finally hit him :(

Illuminati
05-07-2011, 11:27 PM
He should already know by now. They let you know pretty quickly how it is.

Proudmommie
05-31-2011, 11:57 PM
If my man got 32 months and does 85% hes been in almost 4 months how much time will he get

traceywifey0609
06-06-2011, 10:05 PM
if my man release day is dec.15 , 2011 & he already has 5months in on a yr.& a day sentence. when will he be hme?

marcia82
06-08-2011, 10:42 AM
My fiance got sentenced to 11months for non-support. He has been locked up since Thanksgiving of 2010. His out date for prison does not show him released until Oct.5th 2011. That is past 11months. So i gues im a little confused. I'm not sure even when 85% of his time will be up and why his out date isn't until October. Can anyone answer this please. Thanks

NAN425
06-08-2011, 10:50 AM
October 5th 2011 is actually only 10.5 months from Thanksgiving 2010.

There are two different dates that prison inmates in Florida have. The first is their current earned release date that reflects any gain time they have earned TO DATE, not what is possible for them to eventually earn. That is the date that is listed on the DOC public records online, and it changes every month until the 85% maxes out, or when they lose gain time due to discipline, etc.

The second date is a CRD date that is the projected date they will complete their sentence if they earn all of their gain time every month. Awarding the 10 days is NOT automatic. It must be earned, and can be taken away for disciplinary infractions, so this date is only an estimated projection. That date is given to them in reception.

(Note that all of this is only applicable to inmates housed in the state prison system, and not in county jails.)

DD's Girl
06-28-2011, 08:02 AM
Does the date on the website also reflect the time they spent in county awaiting trial etc...

ben's girl
06-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Does the date on the website also reflect the time they spent in county awaiting trial etc...

If it's been applied by DOC. To confirm, you can check with his Classification Officer.

Proudmommie
06-29-2011, 09:36 PM
figuring out the 85% is not hard.

2 years = 24 months

85% = 20 months

start the sentence at the county jail booking and you'll figure out the month he can be home earliest. it's a piece of cake. lol.

maybe you or someone can help me then my man got 32 mos he was sentenced today also with 175 days credit so around when will he get out with 85%

debdoodles
07-14-2011, 07:35 PM
I was reading on another post that 85% of a 4 yr sentence is 3 yrs. 4 months. Is that the correct calculation? My son's release date as told to him by the CO in CFRC is 4-9-2014, that date was set if he receives his 85% gaintime. If he was sentenced on 12-15-2010 and served 30 days in county, wouldn't his release date if he earns all of his gaintime be in March? It seems like somewhere the 30 days he served in county is not reflected in this date of 4-9-2014. Or am I calculating this date wrong?

bnvballgirl
07-15-2011, 04:14 AM
Is that what it says on the inmate search? I don't know much about the 85% stuff but I know that my bfs days were taken off like once a month or something. He started with a March, 2012 date and droped to an August 8, 11 date. He did get 2 drs I believe. So he lost some of the gain time he could've had. I would just watch it online and see if it starts dropping :)

MissingMyEdward
07-15-2011, 05:13 AM
Take 4 years times 365 days. That's the total days. Then multiply that by 85%. His county time will only count as time served if it was part of his sentencing.

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stewswifey13
08-02-2011, 06:33 PM
ok i calculate 72 months to start 85% woruld be 61.2 months after gain time drops to 57 months curently completed 43 months 14 months left and this started in dec 07 i say between oct and dec of 2012 they say june of 2013 if im correct y wont they give him papers for wr or talk to him about it pleasse help

ben's girl
08-03-2011, 10:53 AM
You don't take gaintime off the 85% date. The gaintime gets him to the 85% date and he can't go below that date. He has to serve atleast 85%, no less.

amickeyfan
08-03-2011, 11:26 AM
Here is a question that I cannot figure out..

OK.. they get credit for time served.. that is on their sentencing date. Then they go back to County to sit and wait for their transfer, as in my son's case, he sat from Sept 14, 09 to Oct 1, 09. What happens to those 17 days.. they aren't given credit for them? they aren't in DOC custody? They are essentially serving that time and not being credited for it.. all because County didn't ship them out yet.. :hmm:

His Princesa
08-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Here is a question that I cannot figure out..

OK.. they get credit for time served.. that is on their sentencing date. Then they go back to County to sit and wait for their transfer, as in my son's case, he sat from Sept 14, 09 to Oct 1, 09. What happens to those 17 days.. they aren't given credit for them? they aren't in DOC custody? They are essentially serving that time and not being credited for it.. all because County didn't ship them out yet.. :hmm:


When sentenced he will get a credit time served sheet and it will say credit time served from X to X = XXX Days... then when he gets to DOC, Tally and his Classification have these sentence forms and they will calculate the time that he sat in county waiting... but yes he would get credit for the 17days... it can be rather confusing but in the slight chance they mis-calculate you can call up his CO and its normally easy to catch -- if its a miscalculation on the courts part then ur attorney stips for time serve with the state...

stewswifey13
08-03-2011, 02:17 PM
You don't take gaintime off the 85% date. The gaintime gets him to the 85% date and he can't go below that date. He has to serve atleast 85%, no less.


oh i see ok well then it still aint comin out right ok dec 07 got 72 months minus 85% would be 61.2 or something like that hes done 43 so dec of this year will be 48 months completed with only 14 to go but they say diff could they be lieing to me and him and family just to keep him there longer because hes the only one there that can do what he does? helllp i suck at math

His Princesa
08-03-2011, 02:32 PM
oh i see ok well then it still aint comin out right ok dec 07 got 72 months minus 85% would be 61.2 or something like that hes done 43 so dec of this year will be 48 months completed with only 14 to go but they say diff could they be lieing to me and him and family just to keep him there longer because hes the only one there that can do what he does? helllp i suck at math

When calculating do 72-months in county ... when u get the left over divide that by 85%... that should help u a bit

spin721
08-03-2011, 04:19 PM
First off...if you are missing jail time credit from County Jail and you are in the prison system, an inmate has to file a "Motion to Correct Jail Time Credit" with the court system in the county which he/she was sentenced. Any judge can review it and correct it. It does not have to be the sentencing judge.

Second, the TOTAL amount of gain time that can be APPLIED in ONE CALENDAR YEAR in the FL prison system is 54 days. An inmate may earn 120 days a year, but ONLY 54 are coming off the sentence.

85% of 365 is = 310.25. So if you add 54 to that, you get 364.25.

Do your math that way. Every year an inmate behaves is 310.25 days he/she has to serve.

Take the number of years sentenced: (Years) X (365) = TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS
then Take (TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS) - (COUNTY JAIL DAYS SERVED) = DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON.

Multiply (DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON) x (.85) = ACTUAL AMOUNT OF PRISON TIME IN DAYS
Divide by 365 to convert to years.

Example: I get sentenced to 7 years.

7 years x 365 = 2555 days
2555 days - County jail time (lets say 185 days) = 2370 days
2370 days x .85 = 2014.5 days to serve
2014.5 days / 365 days = 5.5 years

His Princesa
08-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Spin good way of explaining it... I suck at explaining it but like when our clients are pleading out give me 2 minutes and i can calculate it in no time haha... my boss is always laughing cuz im the only one in the office that can do it and get it within 5 days of when they are gonna get out lol

stewswifey13
08-04-2011, 06:16 PM
When calculating do 72-months in county ... when u get the left over divide that by 85%... that should help u a bit

i get 1.30 idk i cant get this oh well i give up ill just sit and wait still think hes gettin out earlier than whats posted im just happy he gets to go to work release in oct everything will be down hill from there.

stewswifey13
08-04-2011, 06:22 PM
First off...if you are missing jail time credit from County Jail and you are in the prison system, an inmate has to file a "Motion to Correct Jail Time Credit" with the court system in the county which he/she was sentenced. Any judge can review it and correct it. It does not have to be the sentencing judge.

Second, the TOTAL amount of gain time that can be APPLIED in ONE CALENDAR YEAR in the FL prison system is 54 days. An inmate may earn 120 days a year, but ONLY 54 are coming off the sentence.

85% of 365 is = 310.25. So if you add 54 to that, you get 364.25.

Do your math that way. Every year an inmate behaves is 310.25 days he/she has to serve.

Take the number of years sentenced: (Years) X (365) = TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS
then Take (TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS) - (COUNTY JAIL DAYS SERVED) = DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON.

Multiply (DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON) x (.85) = ACTUAL AMOUNT OF PRISON TIME IN DAYS
Divide by 365 to convert to years.

Example: I get sentenced to 7 years.

7 years x 365 = 2555 days
2555 days - County jail time (lets say 185 days) = 2370 days
2370 days x .85 = 2014.5 days to serve
2014.5 days / 365 days = 5.5 years

that helps alot better but y are they tellin him different and his family could it be to hold him longer and how do you go about getting a judge to correct it especially if hes in martin county and got entenced in seminole county

His Princesa
08-04-2011, 06:25 PM
that helps alot better but y are they tellin him different and his family could it be to hold him longer and how do you go about getting a judge to correct it



He has to file a motion to have them correct it or have lawyer stip the state

The date on doc is his current release but remember each month 10 days come off until 85% is reached ...

His Princesa
08-04-2011, 06:27 PM
i get 1.30 idk i cant get this oh well i give up ill just sit and wait still think hes gettin out earlier than whats posted im just happy he gets to go to work release in oct everything will be down hill from there.
What's 1.3?

He got 72 months right ?
How long was he in county?

TIFFKENDALE
08-04-2011, 08:45 PM
What is the procedure to filing a writ to give time back

TIFFKENDALE
08-04-2011, 08:46 PM
What it call when u give time back to the state

Samantha_Lin306
08-04-2011, 10:03 PM
First off...if you are missing jail time credit from County Jail and you are in the prison system, an inmate has to file a "Motion to Correct Jail Time Credit" with the court system in the county which he/she was sentenced. Any judge can review it and correct it. It does not have to be the sentencing judge.

Second, the TOTAL amount of gain time that can be APPLIED in ONE CALENDAR YEAR in the FL prison system is 54 days. An inmate may earn 120 days a year, but ONLY 54 are coming off the sentence.

85% of 365 is = 310.25. So if you add 54 to that, you get 364.25.

Do your math that way. Every year an inmate behaves is 310.25 days he/she has to serve.

Take the number of years sentenced: (Years) X (365) = TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS
then Take (TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS) - (COUNTY JAIL DAYS SERVED) = DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON.

Multiply (DAYS TO SERVE IN STATE PRISON) x (.85) = ACTUAL AMOUNT OF PRISON TIME IN DAYS
Divide by 365 to convert to years.

Example: I get sentenced to 7 years.

7 years x 365 = 2555 days
2555 days - County jail time (lets say 185 days) = 2370 days
2370 days x .85 = 2014.5 days to serve
2014.5 days / 365 days = 5.5 years

Thank you for the explanation. It has helped a bit. My boyfriend was sentenced to 5yrs with 3 B felonies and 1 D felony at least. :/ He got screwed over, but I digress. I did your math and this it about what I came up with...

5 yrs x 365 = 1825 days
1825 days - county jail time (about 184 days) = 1641 days
1641 days x .85 = 1394.85 days to serve
1394.85 days / 365 days = 3.8 years

Does that look right to you?? If so, 3.8yrs from what point in time? The point where he got sentenced, or the point he first went to county? And my bf says he's not eligible for time served, but I'm not so sure. On the DOC, I see that:

Earliest Release Date: 1/5/2015
Parole Hearing: 11/2014
Conditional Release Date: 1/5/2015

I'm so confused, there's so many dates. And I'm pretty sure the "Conditional Release Date" used to say 2014 now that I think about it. Wth? His mom said that he'd be out 7/5/2014 but I've no idea how she figured that and he says that's not the case. :(

stewswifey13
08-05-2011, 09:24 AM
What's 1.3?

He got 72 months right ?
How long was he in county?

he was in county 201 days his lawyer back in 08 says hed be eligible for wr in march 2012 but he gets approved in oct this year his lawyer is worthless and i think aall culations are wrong .everything i do with calcuating i come up with a release of the end of 2012 idk this is confusing.

His Princesa
08-05-2011, 09:38 AM
he was in county 201 days his lawyer back in 08 says hed be eligible for wr in march 2012 but he gets approved in oct this year his lawyer is worthless and i think aall culations are wrong .everything i do with calcuating i come up with a release of the end of 2012 idk this is confusing.


72 is 6 yrs...
6*365 equals 2190 days
2190 - 201 = 1989 days
85% of 1989 = 1690.65 days
1690.65/365 = 4.63 yrs...

so from when he was sentenced figure on just over 4 1/2 yrs so if he was sentenced in 2008 depending on when in 2008 he could get out in 2012...

His Princesa
08-05-2011, 09:39 AM
Thank you for the explanation. It has helped a bit. My boyfriend was sentenced to 5yrs with 3 B felonies and 1 D felony at least. :/ He got screwed over, but I digress. I did your math and this it about what I came up with...

5 yrs x 365 = 1825 days
1825 days - county jail time (about 184 days) = 1641 days
1641 days x .85 = 1394.85 days to serve
1394.85 days / 365 days = 3.8 years

Does that look right to you?? If so, 3.8yrs from what point in time? The point where he got sentenced, or the point he first went to county? And my bf says he's not eligible for time served, but I'm not so sure. On the DOC, I see that:

Earliest Release Date: 1/5/2015
Parole Hearing: 11/2014
Conditional Release Date: 1/5/2015

I'm so confused, there's so many dates. And I'm pretty sure the "Conditional Release Date" used to say 2014 now that I think about it. Wth? His mom said that he'd be out 7/5/2014 but I've no idea how she figured that and he says that's not the case. :(


Sentencing...
but r u in florida? cuz we dont have parole so things could be totally different where u r

Samantha_Lin306
08-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Sentencing...
but r u in florida? cuz we dont have parole so things could be totally different where u r


Oh okay. Yea, I'm in New York. :/ He's at Groveland Correctional Facility.

hyzqueen
09-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Ok I'm a little confused whenit comes down to his release date. As of sept 30 2011 his release date is june 13 2013 bt he gets ten days off for for good behavior.. may question is mainly about his work release he has to be 14 away frm his release date bt I am jst so confused on how to calculate his eligibility for work release when he is gettn ten days off each month which comes out to be one month off every three months.. if anyone knws da answer plz respond I'm in dear need to knw when he will be able to come home to our son n myself

fbopnomore
09-30-2011, 06:38 PM
You might want to post this in the FL forums too since it definitely does seem to be confusing. I hope you get some help from somebody who knows their good time system.

hyzqueen
10-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Hello everyone.. I need a lil help my hisband is currently in prison as of today oct 2 his release date is June 13 2013 he has been doing a great job getting all his gaintime which is ten days off every month let's say he continues to get his gaintime when will he be eligible to come home as work release he is 21 months away from the 14month tentative release date with him getting all his gain time approx when will he be going on work release

ben's girl
10-02-2011, 10:42 AM
72 is 6 yrs...
6*365 equals 2190 days
2190 - 201 = 1989 days
85% of 1989 = 1690.65 days
1690.65/365 = 4.63 yrs...


This is a good formula to use to figure out how much time he will have to do.

bebopp7
10-02-2011, 12:32 PM
What is this 85% release time? I never heard of this

ben's girl
10-02-2011, 02:37 PM
What is this 85% release time? I never heard of this

That is the amount of time that FL inmates are required to served if they were sentenced after a certain date (I can never remember the date). If your loved in is in a different state, they may have different rules.

His Sunshine03
10-27-2011, 03:08 PM
Question regarding gain time. Do they give you your 10 days at the begining of the month or the end. Like right now his release date is 12/20/2011. So Novemeber 1st he will get 10 days and his release date should be 12/10/2011 so my question is the 10 days he just got were they for October gain time or November. B/c if they were for October then in November he should get 10 more days bringing his release date to 12/01/2011????? please help

danielandstepha
10-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Tell me this 28 year is what percent of 85%. they say you have to 85% of your time. Can some one tell me.

NAN425
10-29-2011, 03:15 PM
Tell me this 28 year is what percent of 85%. they say you have to 85% of your time. Can some one tell me.

23.8 years is 85% of 28 years.

.8 years is 9.6 months

So it would be about 23 years, 9.6 months

That is assuming that the 28 years isn't mandatory minimum and is actually eligible for serving 85%.

ben's girl
10-29-2011, 07:00 PM
Question regarding gain time. Do they give you your 10 days at the begining of the month or the end. Like right now his release date is 12/20/2011. So Novemeber 1st he will get 10 days and his release date should be 12/10/2011 so my question is the 10 days he just got were they for October gain time or November. B/c if they were for October then in November he should get 10 more days bringing his release date to 12/01/2011????? please help

Gaintime is awarded around the 15th of the month, give or take a few days. The gaintime your loved one rec'd in October was for the month of September. The month has to be completed in order for them to get their monthly evaluation and gave gaintime awarded for that month.

grimsgirl_78
11-25-2011, 04:32 PM
My Husband got 18 months with Half, He was supposed to go to prison but is serving time in la county, he has a projected release date for june 8,2012, Can he get out earlier than his release day and how much earlier?

NAN425
11-25-2011, 06:04 PM
My Husband got 18 months with Half, He was supposed to go to prison but is serving time in la county, he has a projected release date for june 8,2012, Can he get out earlier than his release day and how much earlier?

This is the Florida forum...you'll need to ask this question in the California forum to get an answer that is applicable to your situation.

mrshernandez561
01-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Ok, my husband is at a work camp. His original eos date is 1/16/2013, but with "good" behavior 10/30/2012. He recieved something called a walking dr where they just gave him extra duty and no gain time for that month. Does anyone know if he can earn those days baxk and still possibly get out 10/30/12??? Thanks...

wifeofMichael
01-07-2012, 04:14 PM
Get out a calendar (seriously I did this ALOT) and count. What does his current date show on the DOC website? Figure out if there is enough time if, for the next nine months if he gets every bit of his ten if he will still get out then. The last month (maybe two) my hubby was in he got those ten months but he had reached his 85% date so it didn't move. He also only gained six days the first two months he was there because of a CC and then not having a job. He got ten every month after that.

mrshernandez561
01-07-2012, 04:20 PM
Lol ok I will. I am actually in a hotel right now visiting this weekend, but doc website says 12/17/12. Ill figure it out when we get home tomorrow... Thx so much

NAN425
01-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Lol ok I will. I am actually in a hotel right now visiting this weekend, but doc website says 12/17/12. Ill figure it out when we get home tomorrow... Thx so much

Based on those dates...he only needs about 5 months more of gain time earned. So you are fine, with about 3-4 months at least to spare.

wifeofMichael
01-08-2012, 08:50 AM
Get out a calendar (seriously I did this ALOT) and count. What does his current date show on the DOC website? Figure out if there is enough time if, for the next nine months if he gets every bit of his ten if he will still get out then. The last month (maybe two) my hubby was in he got those ten months but he had reached his 85% date so it didn't move. He also only gained six days the first two months he was there because of a CC and then not having a job. He got ten every month after that.


that should be ten days, not months, sheesh lol:D

wifeofMichael
01-08-2012, 08:52 AM
Based on those dates...he only needs about 5 months more of gain time earned. So you are fine, with about 3-4 months at least to spare.

You rock. I started to do the math and my brain shut down...I hate math:p

mrshernandez561
01-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Thx appreciate that so much! The dr was bogous I hate doc... Im leaving visitation now, on my long ride home. Kids are asleep in back seat and im balling crying. Its so hard!

NAN425
01-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Thx appreciate that so much! The dr was bogous I hate doc... Im leaving visitation now, on my long ride home. Kids are asleep in back seat and im balling crying. Its so hard!

You are welcome.

I hate that long drive home too (7 hours for me)...I cried horribly the first few times but after that I mostly got numb. Not sure how I managed that "accomplishment" but glad I did. :(

mrshernandez561
01-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Aw yea it does suck!

kjdoolittle4
02-28-2012, 02:20 PM
I'm overwhelmed with the whole gain time thing. He trys to explain it, but i've gathered he gets 10 days knocked off every month. He's min. custody and according to the DOC website his release date is 10/03/2015. Is there anyway to ESTIMATE when he MIGHT be getting released? Do they serve their entire sentence out, or do they really only serve 85% of their time? Sorry guys, but anything would help me out! :-) Feel free to PM me as well!

Thanksss!

NAN425
02-28-2012, 04:18 PM
I'm overwhelmed with the whole gain time thing. He trys to explain it, but i've gathered he gets 10 days knocked off every month. He's min. custody and according to the DOC website his release date is 10/03/2015. Is there anyway to ESTIMATE when he MIGHT be getting released? Do they serve their entire sentence out, or do they really only serve 85% of their time? Sorry guys, but anything would help me out! :-) Feel free to PM me as well!

Thanksss!

You don't need to estimate. He should have been given his early release 85% date during intake - the earliest possible date that he can get out if he earns all his possible and allowed gain time. Whether they actually get out at 85% depends on if they behave and actually earn their gain time, and whether they come into the system with a bunch of jail credit. If more than half their sentence is served via time served credit from time they spent in jail before coming to DOC they won't make 85% because they can't make up the gain time for the time they spent in jail.

kjdoolittle4
03-01-2012, 10:28 PM
You don't need to estimate. He should have been given his early release 85% date during intake - the earliest possible date that he can get out if he earns all his possible and allowed gain time. Whether they actually get out at 85% depends on if they behave and actually earn their gain time, and whether they come into the system with a bunch of jail credit. If more than half their sentence is served via time served credit from time they spent in jail before coming to DOC they won't make 85% because they can't make up the gain time for the time they spent in jail.



Thank you! I think we all go thru that stage of "hope" that our loved one will get the chance to come home sooner. He was in county for a year, then transferred into DOC in November, and looks like we still have until 2015 to go :(.

nickeldawn
03-07-2012, 10:05 AM
My fiance was arrested on January 6, 2005. He was sentenced on June 28, 2006 to 10 years 6months and 27 days. We haven't talked much about it because he hates having these kind of convos where the CO's can hear it so I really have no idea whats going on.... I read the topic on here about gain time and needing help with it and nothing looked like anything C has talked about.

He said when we were visiting him a couple weekends ago that he has over 400 days of gain time saved up and if he got a DR he'd lose over a year... he says hes suppose to get out Jan 1, 2015.. his inmate information says its April 6, 2015... now does that include his gain time or no? And does it go back to when he was arrested or from the time of sentencing? I dont get any of this... any kind of info would help... and if you need more info from me just let me know and i'll try my best!! He's currently in Berrydale Forestry Camp, before that he was in Century Work Camp. Thanks!!!

NAN425
03-07-2012, 06:13 PM
My fiance was arrested on January 6, 2005. He was sentenced on June 28, 2006 to 10 years 6months and 27 days. We haven't talked much about it because he hates having these kind of convos where the CO's can hear it so I really have no idea whats going on.... I read the topic on here about gain time and needing help with it and nothing looked like anything C has talked about.

He said when we were visiting him a couple weekends ago that he has over 400 days of gain time saved up and if he got a DR he'd lose over a year... he says hes suppose to get out Jan 1, 2015.. his inmate information says its April 6, 2015... now does that include his gain time or no? And does it go back to when he was arrested or from the time of sentencing? I dont get any of this... any kind of info would help... and if you need more info from me just let me know and i'll try my best!! He's currently in Berrydale Forestry Camp, before that he was in Century Work Camp. Thanks!!!

The information on the computer shows only the gain time that he's earned SO FAR, not how much he'll eventually earn. The Jan. 1, 2015 date is the date that he'll get out if he earns all his time eventually...but so far he's only earned enough of it to get to April 2015. Every month, that date should roll back 10 days on the computer.

As far as him losing all of that if he gets a DR...not necessarily. Depends on the DR and what they decide to hand him as a penalty. It isn't an automatic loss of all your gain time when you get a DR. That's only for the really serious ones.

How gain time is figured...he earns up to 10 days each month that he is in DOC custody (not in county jail, just at the state) as long as he meets certain criteria - is working, is not in confinement, etc. It's not awarded all at once. It's handed out each month based on his performance THAT MONTH. That's why his date changes in the computer each month, until he reaches his 85% date and can't have any more deducted from his sentence. Once he reaches his 85% date, he has maxed out the gain time he is allowed to use. Inmates currently sentenced in Florida have to serve 85% of their sentences by law. They can deduct their 10 days per month till they hit their 85% date...which for your guy is that January date he told you. They are all given their early release target date in reception.

I hope that helps?

nickeldawn
03-07-2012, 07:16 PM
The information on the computer shows only the gain time that he's earned SO FAR, not how much he'll eventually earn. The Jan. 1, 2015 date is the date that he'll get out if he earns all his time eventually...but so far he's only earned enough of it to get to April 2015. Every month, that date should roll back 10 days on the computer.

As far as him losing all of that if he gets a DR...not necessarily. Depends on the DR and what they decide to hand him as a penalty. It isn't an automatic loss of all your gain time when you get a DR. That's only for the really serious ones.

How gain time is figured...he earns up to 10 days each month that he is in DOC custody (not in county jail, just at the state) as long as he meets certain criteria - is working, is not in confinement, etc. It's not awarded all at once. It's handed out each month based on his performance THAT MONTH. That's why his date changes in the computer each month, until he reaches his 85% date and can't have any more deducted from his sentence. Once he reaches his 85% date, he has maxed out the gain time he is allowed to use. Inmates currently sentenced in Florida have to serve 85% of their sentences by law. They can deduct their 10 days per month till they hit their 85% date...which for your guy is that January date he told you. They are all given their early release target date in reception.

I hope that helps?

That helped a lot, I now feel like i have some sort of understanding! thank you!!!

ben's girl
03-07-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm not good at calculating gain time but I do know that a 10 year sentence gets 1.5 years of gain time so your loved one won't be too much over that. Also, the date on the DOC website only counts the gain time earned to date, not any that is yet to be earned.

How much gain time one would lose if they got a DR depends on what they did to get the DR. Not all infractions carry the same amount of gain time lost. And if he's reached his 85% date, he will not "bank" that gain time that no longer reduces his sentence. Gain time is awarded around the 10th of each month. Check his date in a couple of days and that will tell you if he's still earning gain time. If he's not, chances are he's been awarded all the gain time he is eligible for.

ILoveChris27
03-07-2012, 09:18 PM
I'm not good at calculating gain time but I do know that a 10 year sentence gets 1.5 years of gain time so your loved one won't be too much over that. Also, the date on the DOC website only counts the gain time earned to date, not any that is yet to be earned.

How much gain time one would lose if they got a DR depends on what they did to get the DR. Not all infractions carry the same amount of gain time lost. And if he's reached his 85% date, he will not "bank" that gain time that no longer reduces his sentence. Gain time is awarded around the 10th of each month. Check his date in a couple of days and that will tell you if he's still earning gain time. If he's not, chances are he's been awarded all the gain time he is eligible for.

So what is the best way to determine when my guy will be released since he's still earning gain time on a 18 month sentence?

ben's girl
03-08-2012, 06:05 AM
There are several posts in this thread with formulas for calculation the time.

xlabel
03-12-2012, 08:11 PM
What happens if you go in and have medical issues and can't push lawnmowers or weedeat, do they just take away the 10 days/month or keep dr'ing you and stacking more time?

PcolaMermaid
03-18-2012, 10:47 AM
He was sentenced to 2y 7 m 20 d. x2 Concurrent
Possession &
driv/w/lic. S/R/C/D. Felony

MC 31 m. 20 d. State
MC 365 d. Local

Credit time served 8 d

No minimum confinement stated.

Went to jail 9/27/11

Listed on FLDOC release date as 2/22/14

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to figure it up and came up with him serving way to much time! He for sure did not like my math skills. Lol
Also I have called the phone # listed on the FLDOC to check on his balance in his account. It states there are no records for this DC#. Is that because he is at a privately owned prison? Bay CF. Thanks again for any help.

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ben's girl
03-18-2012, 04:16 PM
What happens if you go in and have medical issues and can't push lawnmowers or weedeat, do they just take away the 10 days/month or keep dr'ing you and stacking more time?

Has he requested a job change? If not, he needs to do that.

Unless he's getting a DR for this and going through a DR hearing they will not take 10 days a month but potentially not give him the gain time for the month. And they can't add anymore time to what he was sentenced unless he gets specifically charged with another crime.

NAN425
03-18-2012, 04:59 PM
He was sentenced to 2y 7 m 20 d. x2 Concurrent
Possession &
driv/w/lic. S/R/C/D. Felony

MC 31 m. 20 d. State
MC 365 d. Local

Credit time served 8 d

No minimum confinement stated.

Went to jail 9/27/11

Listed on FLDOC release date as 2/22/14

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to figure it up and came up with him serving way to much time! He for sure did not like my math skills. Lol
Also I have called the phone # listed on the FLDOC to check on his balance in his account. It states there are no records for this DC#. Is that because he is at a privately owned prison? Bay CF. Thanks again for any help.

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Somewhere around the middle of Dec. 2013 - 26.35 months from the day he went to jail plus about 10 days or so (20 days minus the 8 days service credit and his 15% gaintime allowance)

He should have been given his earliest possible release date during reception.

You aren't finding him in the DOC balance check because he's at Bay and that's a private facility with their own accounting system. HTH.

PcolaMermaid
03-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Tysvm Nan. I am so math impaired! :)

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pitufa0521
04-12-2012, 10:16 AM
HELP! My Fiance was charged with 7 years in one (which he has a max 3 year) charge and 5 in the other . He got credited 280 days of county jail. His offense day was 6/5/10 was sentence on 3/12/2011 and got to the work camp on 5/19/2011.... need to know his release date with his 85%

NAN425
04-12-2012, 01:27 PM
HELP! My Fiance was charged with 7 years in one (which he has a max 3 year) charge and 5 in the other . He got credited 280 days of county jail. His offense day was 6/5/10 was sentence on 3/12/2011 and got to the work camp on 5/19/2011.... need to know his release date with his 85%

There's a couple things that are missing. One, is any of that time mandatory minimums that he has to serve every day of? and Two, are the sentences concurrent or consecutive?

Your best bet to get an accurate date is that he should have been given his ERD during reception. The public computer records would show his current long release date, with the gain time he's earned to date, to give you a worst case scenario (assuming he doesn't get a DR and get gain time taken away).

MicrowaveMassacre
04-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Howdy,

I was wondering if someone could help me with these calculations.

Offense date was 1/1/2004. He was sentenced to 12 years.

Date in custody was 10/4/2005. Right now his EOS is 10/7/2014.

I was doing a rough estimate thinking if he got all his gain time from here on out, he should minus 200 more days bringing him to 3/22/14. Does this seem correct to you guys?

ben's girl
04-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Howdy,

I was wondering if someone could help me with these calculations.

Offense date was 1/1/2004. He was sentenced to 12 years.

Date in custody was 10/4/2005. Right now his EOS is 10/7/2014.

I was doing a rough estimate thinking if he got all his gain time from here on out, he should minus 200 more days bringing him to 3/22/14. Does this seem correct to you guys?

Did he get any time served for county? If so, that will also factor in.

MicrowaveMassacre
04-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Did he get any time served for county? If so, that will also factor in.

Yes, he was admitted to county on 4/11/2004 and went to the prison 10/4/2005.

NAN425
04-15-2012, 03:27 PM
I found this calculator the other day that will help you calculate release dates...it calculated my husband's ERD accurately within one day.

Release Date Calculator (http://www.jailguide.com/calculatehelp.php)

pitufa0521
04-16-2012, 06:55 AM
There's a couple things that are missing. One, is any of that time mandatory minimums that he has to serve every day of? and Two, are the sentences concurrent or consecutive?

Your best bet to get an accurate date is that he should have been given his ERD during reception. The public computer records would show his current long release date, with the gain time he's earned to date, to give you a worst case scenario (assuming he doesn't get a DR and get gain time taken away).


His time is concurrent and his court papers says that for the 7 years he has a min of 3 years.

pitufa0521
04-16-2012, 07:00 AM
[quote=NAN425;6706911]I found this calculator the other day that will help you calculate release dates...it calculated my husband's ERD accurately within one day.




Ok I tried to use this but have a couple of questins

For the surrender time I put the day of the offense , the sentence day or the day he was received at DOC.?

what time I start counting for the time aleady served?

thanks for yor help

nickeldawn
04-26-2012, 06:27 PM
I got a letter from my fiancee today and he was talking about being in the box and how its now starting to get to him and the he said, "They cant keep me past 2016 and thats not going to happen anyways because I'll keep receiving gain time up until the day I get out."

I've read tons of people say they dont receive gain time after they've served 85% of their time.. Im sooo confused here.. is he just going crazy or could he keep receiving it after the 85%?

Boandaisey
04-26-2012, 06:32 PM
I got a letter from my fiancee today and he was talking about being in the box and how its now starting to get to him and the he said, "They cant keep me past 2016 and thats not going to happen anyways because I'll keep receiving gain time up until the day I get out."

I've read tons of people say they dont receive gain time after they've served 85% of their time.. Im sooo confused here.. is he just going crazy or could he keep receiving it after the 85%?


That is correct they do not get anymore of their gain time once they have reached their 85%. Now as long as he is in confinement he can receive gain time as long as he has not been a further discipline problem however they usually will not award gain time for the month they are placed in confinement.

tripsgirl
05-09-2012, 06:36 PM
I need help calculating his earliest release date.

He got sentenced to 21.4 months.
He has 3 months time served. (which for some reason hasn't showed up on DOC yet.)

Dave's SoulMate
05-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Can some one assist me with calculating FL gain time 85% with minimum mandatory. My husband received a 17 year concurrent sentence on 2 April 2013. It has a four year minimum mandatory. He was in county jail for 4 days prior to sentencing and the judge said it was counted, not sure. He was in county jail after sentencing from 2 April to 12 April. He was sent to Reception on 13 April. He gained 5 days while in Reception. His current release date is 21 March 2029. When he was sent to the Reception Center it stated that his release date was 26 March 2029, so I believe he received the 4 days from county jail prior to sentencing from the start.

Dave's SoulMate
05-11-2012, 05:52 PM
I think I figured out 15.05 years. Can someone help translate? He was sentenced on 2 April 2012 and the original DOC date for the 17 years was 26 March 2029. What would the month and day be with the 85% gain time after the mandatory minimum of 4 years? I think the year would be 2027.

I reviewed some of the calculators, but the mandatory minimum makes them inaccurate.

NAN425
05-11-2012, 06:12 PM
I'm DM'ing you.

happywithhim
05-29-2012, 03:28 PM
My husband is in RMC, he was sentenced 24 months and surrendered himself on may 10 this year. He just went thru his classification review and she told him his release date is dec 2nd 2014. Or aug 15th 2014 with 85%. That is seven months longer than 24 months! I'm confused :confused: has this ever happened to anybody else? He asked me to call and find out what's up. He said the classification officer was trippen. So do I talk to her or somebody else? When I call they transfer me to her extension.... any suggestions? Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

ben's girl
05-30-2012, 06:25 AM
I'm not very good at calculating release dates, but there is a formula posted in the this thread that will help you with that. And you will need to talk with his classification officer to find out what info she is reviewing to determine the release date she gave him.

NAN425
05-30-2012, 02:44 PM
You are right that surrendering on May 10th 2012 for a 24 month sentence his date should not be in Dec. 2014! It should be no later than May 10th 2014, or earlier if he has jail credit. And then earlier than that with 85%.

It's entirely possible that some data was entered wrong in the DOC computer system. That is why you always want to check and double-check what DOC does. I just finished chasing around to fix an error with the data entry of my husbands probation detainer myself. Someone typed 2010 instead of 2011 because it was January and they were still typing the old year. That stuff is done manually and people do make errors.

Do you have a copy of his sentencing notes? That's the official record of his sentence that DOC uses. Once you determine that is correct, have the notes in front of you and then call his classification officer and ask them to go over with you the entry of his sentence in the computer to see if you can find the error together. Then once you know where the error is, you can start correcting it.

If the error is in the sentencing notes themselves, then you've got a bigger issue that will require court action to fix because the sentencing notes will have to be fixed after referring to the transcript.

happywithhim
05-31-2012, 01:12 PM
You are right that surrendering on May 10th 2012 for a 24 month sentence his date should not be in Dec. 2014! It should be no later than May 10th 2014, or earlier if he has jail credit. And then earlier than that with 85%.

It's entirely possible that some data was entered wrong in the DOC computer system. That is why you always want to check and double-check what DOC does. I just finished chasing around to fix an error with the data entry of my husbands probation detainer myself. Someone typed 2010 instead of 2011 because it was January and they were still typing the old year. That stuff is done manually and people do make errors.

Do you have a copy of his sentencing notes? That's the official record of his sentence that DOC uses. Once you determine that is correct, have the notes in front of you and then call his classification officer and ask them to go over with you the entry of his sentence in the computer to see if you can find the error together. Then once you know where the error is, you can start correcting it.

If the error is in the sentencing notes themselves, then you've got a bigger issue that will require court action to fix because the sentencing notes will have to be fixed after referring to the transcript.

Thanks nan! I did talk to hisclassifications officer again and she found the error and fixed it for us! What a relief :) new out date is may 8, 2014 or jan 19, 2014 with 85%... Whew..... Now I can breathe normal again lol

24chesney
06-20-2012, 02:31 AM
Ok, here goes.... My husband was sentenced to 3 years on June 1st, 2012. The day he was sentenced he was given 6 moths for time served. With the 85% gain time, how would it be figured? Right now it is showing his release date as 08/22/2013. I am sooooooo lost!!! Thanks in advance for your help.

NAN425
06-20-2012, 08:07 AM
Ok, here goes.... My husband was sentenced to 3 years on June 1st, 2012. The day he was sentenced he was given 6 moths for time served. With the 85% gain time, how would it be figured? Right now it is showing his release date as 08/22/2013. I am sooooooo lost!!! Thanks in advance for your help.

This information can't possibly be correct. Something you typed above is wrong.

3 years = 36 months
minus the 6 months credit is 30 months

If he really was sentenced on 6/1/2012 to 36 months and received 6 months of jail credit, the DOC computer should currently show a release date that is 30 months away, because he hasn't earned any gain time yet: 12/1/2014

If the sentencing date, time served and sentence length are correct, he would actually be released 5.5 months before that date, in the middle of June 2014.

Please re-check your typing above?

(Edited - I just saw you posted that you got married in May at NWFRC, which is impossible if he wasn't even sentenced until this month. So, I'm assuming that date was wrong at least. Maybe you meant 2011? That would make the numbers work better with the computer release date.)

24chesney
06-20-2012, 05:04 PM
i'm losing it, sorry. that was suppose to say June 1st 2011. arrested April,2011. was in jail the whole time. sorry, got married 2012. lots of sleepless nights.... equal inability to think straight.. ;)

Loving Mark ALWAYS!

NAN425
06-20-2012, 05:15 PM
i'm losing it, sorry. that was suppose to say June 1st 2011. arrested April,2011. was in jail the whole time. sorry, got married 2012. lots of sleepless nights.... equal inability to think straight.. ;)

Loving Mark ALWAYS!

Ok, given that...back everything in my calculation up a year...his release date would be somewhere around the middle of June 2013.

24chesney
06-20-2012, 05:17 PM
so a little longer than i was thinking. i was getting March for some reason. i will hold onto the prayer of work release coming at some point. thanks for your help.

Loving Mark ALWAYS!

vikings wife
06-24-2012, 03:58 PM
So, I have a question, when they get released on good time do they have to serve the remainder on probation? My husband has 3.6 yrs with no probation (that was the deal)...so I am trying to figure out if we can get out of Florida as soon as he is done or if he will be on probation for the remaining time. Anyone know?
Thanks!

NAN425
06-24-2012, 04:05 PM
So, I have a question, when they get released on good time do they have to serve the remainder on probation? My husband has 3.6 yrs with no probation (that was the deal)...so I am trying to figure out if we can get out of Florida as soon as he is done or if he will be on probation for the remaining time. Anyone know?
Thanks!

Some guys do have to serve conditional release (it's not probation but is administered through the probation dept and has similar - and some stricter - conditions) for the remainder of their time and some guys don't...that is determined when the inmate's release paperwork is done.

Tumamita05
07-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Hi im trying to find out what is 85% of a year and sentence ? i thought it was only for people with longer than 2 year sentences? but i got a letter from him today telling me to keep checking the doc website cause he is working and getting his 10 days off a month so he should be getting out sooner. :thumbsup:

Tumamita05
07-09-2012, 08:21 PM
also he was sentenced offically in march 2012 but he was in since december 2011 his release date n may 2013

TZT4$ure4Life
07-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Most inmates have to do 85% of their sentence.. unless they were in prison when the law was changed back in the 80's.. and unless they have a mantory amount of time they have to do.. Let say they were sentenced to 8 yrs but the first 5 were mantory they get no gain time untill that 5 yrs is up..
Thats not the case with your LO but yes most inmates have to do 85% of their time. They get 10 days a month and sometimes they may get extra if they are a model inmate not alot but a few as a reward so to speak.. they all so can get time off their sentence if the judge who ordered them to prison gives it to them.. say they served 120 days in jail and the judge ordered it.. they can get that but it has most always been a fight to get it , if it is not taken off their sentence before they enter prison which I have seen that then it is up the the inmate or a loved one to try and get it back.... hope this helps...

NAN425
07-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Everyone in DOC custody (unless serving a mandatory minimum sentence), no matter how long their sentence, is eligible to earn the 10 days per month gain time and get released at 85%. Earning 10 days per month will actually get you more gain time than you need to get out at 85%, in most cases, but 85% is the earliest you can actually get out.

85% of 18 months is 15.3 months. You didn't provide exact dates so it is hard to calculate exactly, but I'm estimating a release in about April of 2013? He should have been given the exact date during reception, or his CO would be able to tell you.

love baby
07-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Everyone does receive the 10 days of gaintime a month whether they have a minimum mandatory or not. It just doesn't apply to there release date. My husband is serving a minimum mandatory and gets that little piece of paper every month but it doesn't affect his release date.

NAN425
07-10-2012, 06:06 AM
Bad editing on my part of that first sentence - which is really embarrassing because I making my living as a writer/editor. The mandatory minimum reference was added in later after I initially wrote that first sentence and was intended to refer to the 85% part. I wasn't thinking about the fact that people would apply it to the other part of the sentence too. DOPE.

TZT4$ure4Life
07-11-2012, 01:43 PM
I thought that is what I said, or maybe I didnt type it correctly..??
My husband has 5 yrs to do mantory...his release date moves but once he gets down to the last 5 yrs he wont get anymore gain time.. its all the same it washes its self out...

NAN425
07-11-2012, 04:33 PM
I thought that is what I said, or maybe I didnt type it correctly..??
My husband has 5 yrs to do mantory...his release date moves but once he gets down to the last 5 yrs he wont get anymore gain time.. its all the same it washes its self out...

I didn't see yours before I posted. I frequently get interrupted by my daughter or the phone while typing an answer and then don't come back to finish it till a bit later. Sometimes in the meantime then someone else posts before I do.

TZT4$ure4Life
07-11-2012, 09:20 PM
I sure understand that Nan... Your posts are always so helpful.. Why arent you a MOD?

Tumamita05
07-24-2012, 09:51 PM
the date he gets out is may 20th 2013 he was in since dec 4th 2012 he got sentenced like in january he told yes around march = april 2013 he already got his first 10 days off from working inside so now its may 10th 2013 ;D

pitufa0521
07-31-2012, 10:35 AM
I need help to figure out my LO release date. i have tried the calculator they have online with no luck.... here is the information

the sentence is for 7 years

His offense date was 6/9/2010
His sentence date was 3/10/2011
He was sent to camp on 5/17/2011
and he has credit time of 280 days

Can somebody HELP me get his estimated release date . He dont have the papers that was given to him at the CFRC with the date. trying to get everyting set up fot that time

Thanks

NAN425
07-31-2012, 01:14 PM
By my calculation he should be out the middle of May, 2016.

I got that by...

85% of 7 years is 5.95 years
subtract his jail credit of 280 days (.77 years)
leaves you with 5.18 years remaining to serve from the day of sentencing

.18 years = 2.16 months
.16 months = 5 days (roughly)

So that's 5 years, 2 months, 5 days. Which would be May 15th, 2016, give or take a day for decimal rounding, etc.

pitufa0521
07-31-2012, 02:04 PM
Thanks NAN425 that helps me a lot....
now question how you get the decimal numbers for the 280 days, .18 years and the .16 months ( I need to learn all this lol)

lin787
07-31-2012, 03:27 PM
Wont he get gain time?

NAN425
07-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Wont he get gain time?

Assuming that he got gain time, that's why I started the calculation with 85% of 7 years = 5.95 years.

NAN425
07-31-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks NAN425 that helps me a lot....
now question how you get the decimal numbers for the 280 days, .18 years and the .16 months ( I need to learn all this lol)

To get the decimal numbers you divide or multiply (a calculator helps a lot LOL):

280 days divided by 365 days =.77 years (rounded)

To get the .18 years turned into months...you multiply: .18x12 (# of months in a year) =2.16 months

To get the .16 months turned into days...you multiply again: .16x30 (# of days in a month)=4.8 days (rounded to 5)

I hope that makes sense!

megs338
08-21-2012, 10:10 PM
My fiancÚs release date right now is October 27th 2012 and if he gets the full ten days for August it will go to October 17th in September and then if he gets all ten days for September it will be changes to October 7th but they change the dates in the computer after the 7th so it would be after he was released does anyone know if they will give him the ten days for September when they update the dates for August im really confused and I'm sorry if this maybe confusing but I hate not knowing exactly when he is coming home

NAN425
08-21-2012, 10:20 PM
I know that effort will be made to make sure that he gets credit for all his possible gain time but I'm not sure exactly how/when they will officially credit it. That would be a question that you could call his CO and ask.

ben's girl
08-22-2012, 12:46 PM
His gaintime should be prorated for his release month too. The CO should be able to tell you his release date with all of his gaintime.

megs338
08-23-2012, 10:57 PM
I spoke to his co and he said he doesn't know so all it did was confuse me :(

NAN425
08-24-2012, 01:32 PM
Ben's Girl is right, there should be prorated time for October too (by my calculation probably two days) which would put his release on the 5th.

Has he been assigned a release officer yet? That is who you probably need to ask that question to.

megs338
08-24-2012, 10:12 PM
He has been assigned a release officer and that's who I spoke to I know when he first arrived his early release date was October third but there was a month that he only got 6 days so I know it won't be the third I'm wondering when and if they will credit him the gain time for September will they do it in September when they update it for August so instead of his date going from the 27th to the 17th it will instead go from the 27th to the 7th