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Old 12-09-2019, 09:15 PM
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Question Federal good time

I've read two separate things about good time, the first is an excerpt from the A&O handbook for FMC Carswell where I'll be in about 30 days:

THE GOOD TIME DISCUSSIONS BELOW DO NOT APPLY TO INMATES SENTENCED UNDER THE NEW SENTENCING GUIDELINES.
Statutory Good Time Under 18 U.S. Code 4161, an offender sentenced to a definite term of six months or more is entitled a deduction from his term, computed as follows, if the offender has faithfully observed the rules of the institution and has not been disciplined.
• Not greater than one year - 5 days for each month of the not less than six months or more than one year sentence.
• More than I year, less than 3 years - 6 days for each month of the stated sentence.
• At least 3 years, less than 5 years - 7 days for each month of the stated sentence.
• At least 5 years, less than 10 years - 8 days for each month of the· stated sentence.
• 10 years or more - 10 days for each month of the stated sentence.
• At the beginning of a prisoner's sentence, the full amount of statutory good time is credited, subject to forfeiture if the prisoner commits disciplinary infractions.


So my question is, will this apply to me? and if not, what are the "new sentencing guidelines" that determine my good time? Thanks for any help you can give with this!!
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Ask your Carswell unit team at your initial meeting. I've never seen this before now.
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Ancient history. Those numbers date back to 1964, and only affect prisoners sentenced at that time. Nowadays, the good time number is about 15%.
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Because of the "first step act" federal good time is now 54 days for each 12 months of the sentence, up from 47 days. People sentenced to more than 1 year, even one day more, earn good time, but sentences of one year or less earn zero good time. The same is true for bop "life" sentences, no good time earned.
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Do you get the good time all at the beginning or do you get part of it each year?
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Do you get the good time all at the beginning or do you get part of it each year?

It's given at the end of each year served.
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Strictly speaking, you don't get any of it until you're released. But the release date listed at bop.gov shows all of it.
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