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Changes to Good Time Credit

Indiana Criminal Code Revisions Changes Good Time Credit

As mentioned in a previous blog, the 2013 Criminal Code Revision will go into effect July 1, 2014. One the most major changes the revision brings concerns Good Time Credit. Currently, the majority of offenders get 1 day credit for each day served. For a two year sentence, with Good Time Credit the individual would serve one year. Beginning July 1, 2014, offenders, other than those convicted of a class 6 felony, will only receive 1 day credit for every 3 days served. In other words, offenders will be required to serve 75% of their sentences instead of the current 50%. Class 6 felonies will still receive 1 day credit for each day served.

Current law:

Class Range (years) Time Served at 50% GTC Adv. Sentence Time Served at 50% GTC
Murder 45-65 22.5-32.5 55 27.5
A 20-50 10-25 30 15
B 6-20 3-10 10 5
C 2-8 1-4 4 2
D 0.5-3 0.25-1.5 1.5 0.75

 

New law:

Class Range (years) Time Served at 25% GTC, 50% Level 6 Adv. Sentence Time Served at 25% GTC, 50% Level 6
Murder 45-65 33.75-48.75 55 41.25
1 20-40 15-30 30 22.5
2 10-30 7.5-22.5 17.5 13.13
3 3-16 2.5-12 9 6.75
4 2-12 1.5-9 6 4.5
5 1-6 0.75-4.5 3 2.25
6 0.5-2.5 0.25-1.25 1 0.5

 

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, “The bill allows us to get tougher on our most violent criminals. This bill has been described as being fair to the people who have disappointed us and harsh to those people who have scared us.”

If you have any questions regarding how these changes will apply to you or your loved one, please feel free to contact our office.

Turner Valentine, LLP: 574-371-2052

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