Did you know that in Indiana you can reduce your prison sentence through good behavior? Well, you can! In Indiana, an incarcerated person can receive “good time credit” which reduces their term of imprisonment or confinement in return for the person’s good behavior while imprisoned. The level of crime they are convicted of, and their specific sentence, will determine how much good time credit they can get. Good time credit applies to both pretrial confinement and post-conviction imprisonment.
The following time credit rules apply to those who commit a crime after June 30, 2014:
• Class A: A person who is not a credit restricted felon and is imprisoned for a misdemeanor or Level 6 felony is assigned to Class A. A person assigned to Class A earns one (1) day of good time credit for each calendar day or partial calendar day the person is imprisoned or confined.
• Class B: A person who is not a credit restricted felon and is imprisoned for a crime other than a misdemeanor or Level 6 felony is assigned to Class B. A person assigned to Class B earns one (1) day of good time credit for every three (3) calendar days or partial calendar days the person is imprisoned or confined.
• Class C: A person who is a credit restricted felon and who is imprisoned for a crime is initially assigned to Class C. A person assigned to Class C earns one (1) day of good time credit for every six (6) calendar days or partial calendar days the person is imprisoned or confined.
• Class D: A person may be reassigned to Class D from another Class if they violate (1) a rule of the department of correction, (2) a rule of the penal facility in which the person is imprisoned, or (3) a rule or condition of a community transition program. A person assigned to Class D earns no good time credit.
Good time credit can help well-behaved offenders get months and years taken off their sentence. If you have been charged with a crime and want to know more about good time credit, contact McNeelyLaw today at 317-825-5110 to talk to an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney.
This McNeelyLaw LLP publication should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion of any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own lawyer on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.