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Has the 65% rule for federal inmates been signed and when

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Has the 65% rule for federal inmates been signed and when will it go into effect? Will federal inmates be grandfathered in?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Jim Reilly replied 8 years ago.
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.

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