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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Supreme Court makes it harder to get credit for 'good behavior'

A new Supreme Court ruling will raise the bar for inmates trying to get credit for good behavior in federal prison, the National Law Journal reports. In a 6-3 decision, the court sided with the Bureau of Prisons' method of calculating "good behavior." (Their way is based on time served, not the length of the sentence.) The takeaway is that prisoners will spend more time behind bars.

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