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Old 12-06-2017, 08:50 PM
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Default Heartbroken-when will my son be released?

I am so glad I came across this website because I feel so alone!! Maybe some of you can give me an idea of when my son should be released. He was sentenced to 20 months on 11/6/17, and credited 57 days in county. He was just transferred to a reception center on 12/4/17. I was told in the state of Florida he could only serve 85% of his sentence, but I don't understand what this gain time is. Can someone figure out a possible early release date for me? I need some cheering up, and something to look forward to. Thank you in advance.
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Gain time is the 15% of his sentence that he doesn't have to serve, and he earns it if he behaves well.

So that 15% deducted from the original sentence is about 3 months, but I don't know how your state handles the jail time (whether it's subject to the gain time or deducted entirely from the initial sentence, or some other wrinkle).

So a general estimate would be 3 to 4 months time off his total sentence.
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In florida when they go to classification they are given a sheet tells them how much credit and a projected release date. It works out to approximately 10 days a month until you reach the 85%. You can lookhim up by his DC# and see his projected release date as of now, but the gain time, is not figured in. I'd say you can count on him doing 15 months. A pretty short amount of time.
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