When you’re facing the possibility of serving Federal Prison time, you might feel like there’s not much you can do to help yourself. It’s like watching your life unfold in a negative direction, but being unable to stop the ride. While you can’t turn back time, you can make a major impact on how much, if any, time you serve in Federal Prison.
Here’s what you can do right now…
Step 1 – Decide to take action instead of sitting back and letting this happen without putting up your best fight
Step 2 – Read this page to learn how a qualified prison consultant can help you serve less time
Step 3 – Call me to discuss the particulars of your unique situation
How can Dan help you serve less time?
If you’re still here, you probably already moved past Step 1 and decided to take action to increase your odds of a positive outcome with your case. So, let’s talk about how I can help you serve less time in Federal Prison. When you put my team and me to work for you, we immediately assess your situation and develop a plan for how to sway the judge in your favor
(FYI: the tactics you might think will work, might actually work against you)
Depending on where you are in the process, we assist you with a proven method to help you get less time. Our method involves:
· Assisting you to write a powerful letter that positively influences the judge in your favor
· Guiding you step-by-step to get character reference letters that maximize impact and avoid common mistakes that annoy the judge
· Pre-sentence report (PSR) coaching so that you avoid pitfalls and set yourself up in the best position possible
· Coaching to develop a mentor network before you face Federal Prison time
· Community service recommendations to create a service-based portfolio to improve your chances of serving less time
Your Federal Prison sentence reduction strategy starts the moment you call.
The consultation is FREE. No obligation. No pressure. The moment you call, we delve into your particular situation and how I can help you. We figure out what your next move should be and how to help you successfully make the choices that position you to serve less time – and how to avoid the choices that ruin your chances for probation or sentence reduction.
This is your life. You have a window of opportunity to change how the next several years of your life unfold. Call me to discuss your options before that window closes. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Federal Prison Sentence Reduction with Good Time Credit, how it works
Most people have heard of mandatory minimum sentencing. It is a federal policy that requires minimum
prison lengths for certain federal and state crimes. This policy results in a rigid system that does not consider individual circumstances or any situational factors, ultimately leading to overcrowded prisons and an inhumane criminal justice system. There has been considerable work to amend this broken system such as federal good time credit.
What is good time credit and how does a prisoner qualify?
Good time credit decreases a prisoner’s time in custody based on “good behavior.” It is awarded for
complying with federal prison disciplinary regulations. A prisoner is eligible for good time credit if they are
serving a sentence of more than 1 year, excluding those serving a life term.
How is good time calculated and when is it finalized?
According to the law, prisoners can have a reduction of 54 days at the end of the year. In reality, the methods the Bureau of Prisons uses to calculate good time can only lead to maximum reduction of 47 days.
How much good time a prisoner receives also depends on whether they have received a GED or are making satisfactory process towards a GED. Technically, a prisoner who has earned or is in the processing of earning a GED can get a maximum of 54 days of good time credit a year, but based on actual calculations, this is usually only 47 days. Good time must be calculated by the 15th day from the day that marks the end of the year’s sentence.
For example, if a prisoner’s first day in prison June 1,2017, then the last day of the prison year is June 1,
2019. The Bureau of Prisons must calculate the good time earned by June 16 , 2019. The last day of the 15 day duration is the vested date.
How can a federal prisoner lose good time?
Before the vested date, it is relatively easy to lose good time. Correctional officers and prison staff may
decrease good time in partial increments at their discretion. After the vested date, there are only two
ways that prisoner’s good time can be reduced. If there is good cause, such as if the prisoner participated in disruptive behavior such a riot, food strike, or work stoppage, then good time can be taken. Also, if it is discovered that a prisoner misbehaved during the year good time was granted, then good time can still be taken away even though the vested date has passed.
Why is BOP’s improper calculation of good time important? Is anything being done?
Congress has failed to correct the unjust methods the BOP uses to calculate good time, even after numerous attempts to alter legal statutes. Model prisoners may spend an extra seven days in prison due to the BOP’s unusual calculation system. Instead of the maximum 15% reduction of a sentence, after the BOP’s calculations, many prisoners only receive a 12.8 percent reductions. Added up over years, this reduces a prisoner’s time with family by thousands of hours. Take a look at some of the legislation that has been proposed to amend these practices.