How does the whole getting released early for good time work?
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Each county jail has its own rules for calculating good time, but the general rule is that for each day of good time someone "earns" his or her jail time is reduced by one day. Jails allow people to earn good time for various things such as working, taking classes, or simply avoiding any fights with the guards or other inmates.
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The jail automatically calculates the good time credit and adjusts an inmates release date. He doesn't need to apply or anything like that.