So boyfriend agreed to community service back in Nov 2016, had issues getting to the location but completed 9 out of 12 days(actually arrested when he showed up for day 10) and was told that he had to do 365 days for the charge(Misdemeanor A) went to jail when he was younger in a different county(Before Harris, currently in Brazoria county) and they offered 2 for 1 for the jail sentence. However, officers in the jail told him he can't get that?
It is entirely up to the Sheriff as to whether and what kind of credit to give his prisoners so long as they stay in his jail. If he wants to keep him 365 days on a 365 day sentence, then he does 365 days.
I believe that is left to the discretion of the County Sheriff. Some Counties offer 3 for 1 if the person works as an inmate. Good luck to you.
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It is the Sheriff who determines the availability of good time credit. The Judge is precluded from ordering "day for day" sentence as that violates the separation of the Judicial and Executive Branches of Government and takes away the "good time" credit authorized by the judicial branch to the executive branch. Some sheriffs refuse to give good time based upon the charge or "working" status.
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