Why do they say 85% ? You earn that good time and then you still have to do it suoervised.? So it's really 100% of your time?
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I agree with Mr . Haber's articulate answer .
They "say 85%" because the law is that everyone sentenced to prison must serve a minimum of 85% of their sentence in prison. You cannot do less than 85% but you can do more (e.g. minimum mandatory sentences are served at 100% and you can lose all or any portion of your 15% gain time by misbehavior).
As to violating supervised release you will always get credit for every day that you spent in custody (but not time that you were out on supervision).
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