good time


good time
good time n: a deduction for good behavior made from a convict's term of imprisonment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

good time
The amount of time deducted from time to be served in prison on a given sentence, at some point after the prisoner's admission to prison, contingent upon good behavior or awarded automatically by the application of a statute or regulation. Good time can be forfeited for misbehavior.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


good time
I
The amount of time deducted from time to be served in prison on a given sentence, at some point after the prisoner's admission to prison, contingent upon good behavior or awarded automatically by the application of a statute or regulation. Good time can be forfeited for misbehavior.
 
In some jurisdictions, prisoners may not earn good time during their first year of their sentence.
II A reduction in sentenced time in prison as a reward for good behavior. It usually is one third to one half of the maximum sentence.

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