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How much percent of time do you serve in federal prison?

Welch, WV |

My boyfriend was arrested in march 10 , 2011 . . . hes release date on the bop website says he will be released in June 16 , 2017 . . . how much time will he actually do ? ?

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  1. An inmate will serve 85% of the sentence imposed by a federal judge. 54/days per yera credit off the total sentence imposed, unless he loses it while in prision.

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  2. Good time begins accruing after the 1st year of incarceration. If your boyfriend has a high school diploma, he will be eligible for 52 days of good time credit per year following the 1st year (less if he does not have a high school diploma or its equivalent ).

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  3. 85% is correct although the way it is calculated it works out to something like 87%.

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