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Second Chance Act
Federal Prison Early Release
President Bush signed the Second Chance Act into law April 28, 2008 and it was codified as 18 U.S.C.3624.
Many lies, rumors, and half-truths have been spread about the Second Chance Act since the day it passed. So I’m going to explain what it is, and how it gets Federal Inmates released early on home confinement.
First, lets examine the mechanics of Inmate Release Dates and how they’re determined. It’s important you understand how it all works.
Inmate Release Dates
After entering custody, federal inmates have 3 kinds of release dates determining when they can be set free:
Full Term Release Date
The Full Term release date is known by inmates as the “MR Date”. It’s the entire sentence, with NO GOODTIME and the Mandatory Release date when the BOP absolutely MUST release an inmate.
Even if the inmate was a disciplinary problem, and lost good-time, they cannot be held 1 day longer.
Good Conduct Time Date
The Good Conduct-Time release date is known to inmates as their “GCT Date” and is the release date WITH GOOD-TIME. After figuring out Good-Time, the BOP must release you on this date.
By law, the BOP must credit inmates 54 days a year Good Time towards their sentence.
Inmate’s getting in trouble or receiving disciplinary incident reports, can be subject to loss of Good-Time days.
Although we cannot and will not make decisions for clients, we do bring relevant information to their attention that their lawyers, or most likely their paralegal may have over-looked that could have serious implications regarding the amount of time they end of being sentenced to, or being hit monetary fines or restitution.
Call (855) 577-4766 and speak to a Prison Consultant now. Let us help you make educated decisions on your legal issues.