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Old 04-15-2009, 12:38 AM
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My fiance tells me it is not normal to keep good time, that most men loose it or at least parts of it. Is it really that hard to keep good time? Or is he just being paranoid? Any input would be nice, thanks!
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I don't know all the answers to your questions here, but yes, it is that hard inside sometimes to keep "good time". There are several threads that deal with this sort of stuff. The gangs, just the whole make up of the prison, makes it hard to do time without having to end up in more trouble to "prove" yourself and what not. Another big deciding factor has to do with what your loved one is in for, as to how much the other guys bother him. Somebody recently asked a question similiar to this and Dawn included a link to another thread. Let me see if I can find it and insert here, it will help to shed a little light.
Well, I can't find where I read it at. I will see if someone else can find it and post it, or answer your questions better.
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I don't know all the answers to your questions here, but yes, it is that hard inside sometimes to keep "good time". There are several threads that deal with this sort of stuff. The gangs, just the whole make up of the prison, makes it hard to do time without having to end up in more trouble to "prove" yourself and what not. Another big deciding factor has to do with what your loved one is in for, as to how much the other guys bother him. Somebody recently asked a question similiar to this and Dawn included a link to another thread. Let me see if I can find it and insert here, it will help to shed a little light.
His charge isn't something that would cause him more issues. It is so annoying how the system works. If he loses his good time I will be crushed it will be 8 more months he will have to serve Thanks for your insight!
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The majority of prisoners stay out of the hole and DR free if they are eligible for good time and have a short sentence. This is evidence by the fact that the vast majority of people are in mainline and not in seg. He is evaluated every 6 months to determine if he earned good time for that period. It isn't an all or nothing situation. It all depends on the type of person they are. Even people in gangs are able to stay DR-free.
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My fiance got 34 months, he has been down 4 months thus far, no trouble yet! My brother got 36, he done 8 months so far and also no trouble yay! I was just voicing my fiance concern saying it's going to be hard to not get in trouble- he says there are a few guys trying to punk him, anyways thanks for the insight, I am just going to give this one to god!
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Here is a link to the DOC website regarding earned time credits that went into effect 3-10-09. Of course this doesn't address the personal issues, but it does explain what DOC looks at in making their determinations.

http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/PUBSER/rul...s/097_perm.pdf
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