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if someone gets 96 month in fedaral prison

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if someone gets 96 month in fedaral prison how long will they really serve?they will also be doing drug treatment programs and with good behavior just doing every thing to knock time off
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawEnforcement4you replied 9 years ago.
Hello and thank you for coming to,

All offenses committed after November 1, 1987 are eligible for "good time" discounts off their sentence. For sentences that exceed more than one year the inmate is eligible to receive 54 days of good time per year. Receiving all an inmates' good time will result in serving 85% of their sentence.

My calculations for a 96-month sentence with all the good time credits will result in the following:

96 months = 2920 days

Good time = 432 days (96 months = 8 years, 8 years x 54 days good time = 432)

Time remaining= 2488 days (this equals 6 years and 298 days)

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I hope I answered your question to your satisfaction.

Thank You,


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to LawEnforcement4you's Post: so what about half way houses and parole when does all that come into action?
Expert:  LawEnforcement4you replied 9 years ago.

The eligibility for half way houses and parole come into play after serving the 2488 days, which is the minimum amount of time that must be served.