Has the 65% rule for federal inmates been signed and when will it go into effect? Will federal inmates be grandfathered in?
West Jordan, Utah
Contacting criminal attorneys. I would like to know if my husband will fall into the 65% after he is sentenced later this month.
Hello odom and welcome to JustAnswer.There is no 65% rule for federal sentences. This has been a rumor for some time, but there has been no new legislation or Bureau of Prisons rule which will accomplish this. Federal inmates serve 85% of their sentence (54 days of good behavior credits for one year served).The Federal Prison Work Incentive Act of 2008, which would have allowed for greater work incentive credits, did not pass.Thanks for asking your question here on JustAnswer. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
CA Atty since 1976, primarily criminal law. 150+ jury trials.
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