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How and / or why do people get out of prison early on good behavior?

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Because they end up there again a week later, oh wait (sarcasm)

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You prolly don't realize just how accurate your reply is in some cases.
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Here's a question, why do celebrities almost always get out for overcrowding? The truth of the matter is that our prison system is become more and more flawed.

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I'd also like to know how this works. Perhaps for a future question.
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Well I guess this is one of those question that if we knew we would all be less afraid of going to jail. :/
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Some states pay inmates by giving them good conduct time because the inmates have to work and if the state don't pay them with money they pay them with good-time credits 'cause slavery is not legal even in prison. They also give good-time credits as an incentive to behave and go to work, school, or whatever so the institutions run more smoothly with less violence, etc.

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Because of overpopulation...the lesser crime charged inmates get chances to redeem themselves ...plus it's not like they say oh you have been good u can leave...they get parolled into a halfway house then usually serve the remainder of their sentence on house arrest with an Ankle Bracelett

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Because they are good ?

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Well, more and more crimes are committed, and there isnt always room for everyone. Plus, some peoples offenses aren't even that bad.

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In Canada it happens automatically. Shortly after you're sentencing you get a breakdown of when your earliest possible release date could be with good behavior, or "remission" as it's called up here. Last I knew, they take off a third of your sentence and use it to encourage good behavior. Any trouble you cause while in jail will result in different amounts of good time being lost, a few days for this, or a week or two for that. It helps with overcrowding too, but it's definitely a plus when the guys inside have a reason to behave, lol.

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The U.S. should learn from Canada.
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Haha yeah, I can't argue with that! ;)
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Actually, things are done the same way here in the U.S. as far as Good Conduct Time goes.
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Oh, thanks Kenneth. I had no idea if they did anything like that down there or not.
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Ur welcome.
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