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Oklahoma Revises Good Behavior Credits For Inmates

Oklahoma Senate and House members passed a bill allowing inmates serving time for violent offenses to accumulate good behavior credits from the start of their incarceration, rather than waiting until the 85 percent mark.

Currently, inmates serving time for violent crimes such as rape and murder, cannot receive earned credits until they have served we over 85 percent of their time.

Inmates with a good behavior record can have up to 44 days of their sentence removed for every month of time served.  Plus, offenders can earn additional credits for completing educational and vocational programs.

The bill still requires the offender to serve at least 85 percent of their time, but they could get out once they reach that threshold, if they accumulate the necessary credits.


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