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Old 12-04-2016, 01:20 PM
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This sounds hopeful and if the case very excited. I,ll see him this weekend and will talk to him about the home visit.. thank you
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another question bellisq do you mean his home visit where he,ll be living or HWH visits that his po should look into ?
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He won't need to have an approved residence plan before he is sent to a HWH, but it is OK if it turns out that he already does.

He will need an approved home plan, which involves a home inspection visit by a PO, and or by the HWH staff, before his end of sentence date or before he can be approved to live away from the HWH on home confinement. The PO also has to approve where he can live while he is on supervised release.

When the home visit happens is up to the US Probation Office. Some HWH's just accept the findings of the PO (if that happens first) but some others also do their own inspections. It is also required for overnight passes from the HWH.
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The easiest way to do this is to take off 13% of someone's sentence.

The reason being is this: It's supposed to be 15% off the sentence ( so if someone received a ten year sentence they should only do eight and half years ) but the BOP waits until an inmate does a year then take 57 days off of the back of the sentence; therefore the inmate doesn't receive good time for that period of good time they earned.

Prisoners did try to fight this and took it all the way to the supreme court, but apparently lost. Sorry guy but this site won't let me post it because I need to post 25 posts first.
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I think of it as a federal inmate doing 87.5% of their sentence either in a jail, detention center, a prison, a halfway house or home confinement - or a combination of all of these.

.875 x length of sentence = time in captivity

This does not include time off for RDAP.

http://famm.org/wp-content/uploads/2...d-Time-6.7.pdf

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In my experience, sometimes an inmate is not assigned to a halfway house until the PO has visited and approved the home. I'm not sure what factors create this situation, but it has happened.
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One of my friends is in federal prison. He has to serve 120 months. He has served 20 months so far, and they took away a years worth of good credit. He is eligible for the half way house and the drug program. When should he be eligible for release ?
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120 months minus 423 days of good time (470 minus 47. By the way, he may eventually be eligible to have the forfeited 47 days of good time reinstated). If he successfully completes the residential drug program, and is eligible for the extra time off, not everyone qualifies, he could get one additional year off of his 10 year sentence.

Half way house time is completely up to the bop staff, since he remains in bop custody there, just not in a prison. RDAP usually results in at least 6 months of HWH time.
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If any sentencing laws change could that help get him out early ?
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Yes, changes to sentencing guidelines can be imposed retroactively, but regardless of all of the "hopeful" signs, actual changes to our aggressive sentencing policies come very slowly. Plenty of talk, but very little action.

The bop Director has said he favors awarding 54 days of good time for each 12 months of the sentence, the amount specified in the good time law, rather than the 47 days the bop has adopted. The courts have ruled that the bop can decide that 47 equals 54, so my guess is that the bop could change it to 54 days without the necessity of changing the existing statute.
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Here is the calculation of an 18 month federal sentence:

(1) On an 18 month sentence, he will serve a total of 15 months and 21 days in BOP custody.

(2) He is eligible for a total of 70 days of good conduct time.

(3) He will be eligible for a total of 47 days of halfway house.

This calculation is right on the numbers. The only other consideration would be any jail credit.

Hope this helps some.

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My husband was sentenced to 18 months in federal minimum I am new at this how would his time work?
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He will earn 70 days of regular good time, 2+ months off of his 18 month sentence. His estimated release date (from prison to supervised release) will appear on the bop inmate locator once it is computed.
https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

He will also probably get to spend the last portion of his prison sentence in a half way house near where he will transition to supervised release on his end of sentence date. His bop unit team case manager will decide the amount of time, maximum of one year, but 10% of his sentence is more likely. He will still be "in bop custody" at the half way house.
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my husban was sentenced to 12 months and a day anyone know how much time he will have to do federal
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He will earn 47 days of regular good time, so he will serve approximately 10 1/2 months. If his sentence was just one year, he would have earned zero good time.

He may, or may not get to serve the last part of his sentence in a half way house near home instead of staying in a prison (he will probably be designated to a bop minimum security camp), but depending on where it is located, some members have said that camps are often better than HWHs. His unit team can tell him if they will recommend HWH or not, and he has the option of accepting, or rejecting HWH.
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He when in November 28th and his lawyer said he will be in for about 4 months and then to a halfway house do you know it thats true because he said he is a low risk and he self surrender
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It's possible, but it will depend on his bop unit team case manager and the warden. Every federal prisoner who is covered by the "Second Chance Act" can receive up to 12 months in a half way house, but most are limited by the bop to about 10% of their original sentences.

One other potential problem is if the case manager requests HWH placement on a specific date (say 4 months into his sentence?) but the HWH doesn't have an available bed, he will go to the HWH when they agree to take him. My 6 months in a HWH ended up being just 3 1/2 months because of overcrowding at the HWH.
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Hello
Today my husband was sentenced 78 months I think that's 6 year 6 months at 85% how much good time can he get when will he be home
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He will earn 306 days of regular good time (about 10 months) off of his 78 month sentence. The only other bop program that awards additional time off of any sentence (up to one additional year) is the residential drug abuse program, RDAP.
https://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5330_011.pdf

His estimated release date that will appear on the bop inmate locator will be his total sentence minus the maximum amount of regular good time he can earn. That will be his "end of sentence, start of supervised release date".

He may go to a half way house, or possibly even to "home confinement" before then (maximum of one year, but 10% of his sentence is more likely) but he will still be a bop inmate there, just not assigned to an actual prison.
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Can anyone tell me the likelihood of a SO requesting, and getting, home confinement instead of going to a HWH? My friend is safe and okay with where he is (Marion USP) but we're just looking to the future.
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Can someone do a caculation for 24 months sentence? I got lost on the 4 step. Thanks!
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Regular good time is computed at 47 days for each 12 months of the initial sentence, 94 days for 24 months. The law says 54 days, but the courts have allowed the bop to say that 47 equals 54, costing everyone one week off per year of their sentence.

That will be the "end of prison sentence, start of supervised release date". Any halfway house time or home confinement will occur before the release date.
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JohnM. Some HWH's accept SOs while others do not. If they do get to a HWH, home confinement will be available if the HWH recommends it, and the bop community corrections manager agrees, SO or not.

My experience was 1/2 of the total HWH time had to be spent living in their building, the job requirement had to be met, and the "home plan" approved (by US Probation and/or the HWH staff).
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are you able to have alone time with your loved one at the HWH?
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Residents can earn passes, eventually overnight or longer. They can sometimes spend the last part of their HWH time living at home on home confinement too.
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