STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
20-101A. Good conduct reduction of sentences. Each person convicted of an offense against the state, which was committed prior to July 1, 1986, and confined in a penal or correctional institution for a definite term other than for life, whose record of conduct shows that he has faithfully observed all the rules and has not been subject to punishment, is entitled to a deduction from the term of his sentence beginning with the day on which the sentence starts to run as follows:
(1) Five (5) days for each month, if the sentence is not less than six (6) months and not more than one (1) year.
(2) Six (6) days for each month, if the sentence is more than one (1) year and less than three (3) years.
(3) Seven (7) days for each month, if the sentence is not less than three (3) years and less than five (5) years.
(4) Eight (8) days for each month if the sentence is not less than five (5) years and less than ten (10) years.
(5) Ten (10) days for each month, if the sentence is ten (10) years or more.
When two (2) or more consecutive sentences are served, the basis upon which the deduction is computed is the aggregate of several sentences.
In addition, those inmates doing an outstanding job, may be awarded industrial or meritorious goodtime under rules adopted by the state board of correction, not to exceed five (5) days per month.
Inmates performing exceptionally meritorious or outstanding services under rules adopted by the state board of correction may be awarded a lump sum of goodtime. The number of days awarded may not exceed the regulatory maximum.
[I.C., sec. 20-101A, as added by 1971, ch. 96, sec. 1, p. 208; am. 1972, ch. 30, sec. 1, p. 44; am. 1986, ch. 322, sec. 1, p. 789.]