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Sentenced 180 days of jail time in LA county. How many days will he actually do?

Santa Clarita, CA |

My bf got 180 days in la county jail. How much time will he really serve? It was a non-violent offense.

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He will serve half of the 180 days and be out in 90.

That's the law, at least. In reality, depending on what 'non-violent' offense got him 180 days, he could be eligible for a work release or early release. Whether or not he gets that depends on his conduct while in jail and the current overcrowding situation.

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90 days and maybe less due to overcrowding. 90 days usually qualifies you for a work release program like Caltrains in SoCal, SWAP where I work.