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Old 03-13-2009, 10:12 PM
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Default If someone was sentenced 2 years in prison,would they have to serve all their time

for example how much time will they have to serve with good behavior? In Georgia
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dee_009 View Post
for example how much time will they have to serve with good behavior? In Georgia
Here is what I found
Time Off for Good Behavior/Program Participation
The Georgia Department of Corrections does not offer good-time credit in the state prison
system. However, county jails do offer “a day for a day” for persons serving sentences for misdemeanant offenses.
Relevant Sentencing Reforms
Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles, effective January 1, 1998, requires offenders
of 20 selected crimes to serve 90 percent of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole
consideration. Those 20 crimes are child molestation; cruelty to children; enticing a child for
indecent purposes; incest; attempted rape; statutory rape; voluntary manslaughter; involuntary
manslaughter; feticide; criminal attempt to commit murder; aggravated battery on a police officer,
assault on a police officer, battery, assault, and stalking; car hijacking, bus hijacking, robbery,
vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, and residential burglary.
A constitutional amendment effective January 1, 1995, established Georgia’s Sentencing
Reform Act of 1994, a “two-strikes” law which abolished parole, pardon, early release, leave or
any other measure designed to reduce a prison sentence for any person convicted of one of seven
violent crimes: murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated child molestation, aggravated
sodomy, or aggravated sexual battery. Under this law, violent offenders must serve 100
percent of the sentence imposed for the first offense unless they are sentenced to life. Those
sentenced to life must serve at least 14 years before parole eligibility commences.

Persons sentenced to life for a first-strike offense cannot be considered for parole until they serve at least 14 years in prison.
Source of information http://www.slcatlanta.org/Publicatio...S/GoodTime.pdf pg.13
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:45 PM
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The current trend is to have those with short sentences serve the entire sentence, rather than early release to parole.I just went over this with a lady who was hoping for her husband to be released six months early on his 2-year sentence. Not going to happen.

There are exceptions, but that is the current trend.
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