You are entitled to 54 days off per year. On 30 months (2.5 years), you would get 135 days off. You will get credit for the month you already served. If you get into RDAP, you can get additional time off. Note, however, that this will reduce your good time--in other words, you will not get good time for time you don't do. If you get 6 months taken off your sentence for RDAP, you will lose 6 months worth or 27 days of good time. If you complete RDAP you will be eligible for more half way house time as you noted. Typically, you would only be eligible for 10% of your sentence--3 months. Without RDAP, it would be 30-135 days (4.5 months)-1 month served-3 months halfway house = 21.5. With RDAP, you could end up with additional time off and halfway house time. Good luck.
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Your sentence will be reduced by 54 days per year, after the successful completion of each year, for "good conduct time" pursuant to 18 USC Section 3624(b). Although 54 days per year equals a 15% reduction, and such is the percentage that the Bureau of Prisons states that you will receive, the actual reduction will be approximately 47 days per year, or 13%, based on BOP's interpretation of "official detention:" good conduct time credits will be awarded based on the actual time to be served, not the total sentence. You will receive a 6 month reduction for the successful completion of RDAP, and an additional 6 months of community confinement immediately prior to your supervised release's beginning (you are eligible for up to 12 months of community confinement, but such is rarely granted).
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
Here is a link to the statute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3624.
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