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Does anyone know how prison time works!

My husband was sentence to do 2 years 6 month in doc, he is in there for agg. battery with a deadly weapon. he said he would only have to serve 6 month to 10 months i don't really understand all this PLEASE HELP!

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Asked by shandi_001 at 10:28 AM on Aug. 19, 2010 in Relationships

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  • He will probably sit 15 months or so.. if he is good. A lot of the times, the cut it in half and call it "good time"

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:29 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Prison sentences almost always get cut short for good behavior. If he behaves, he most likely won't serve his full sentence.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:29 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • All this stuff varies. Sometimes, people are granted early parole for good behavior. Sometimes, they can be released to home incarceration, where they wear an ankle bracelet and are monitored all the time. Sometimes, they are released to halfway houses and gradually released back into freedom. Then, there is something known as shock probation where they are released earlier. So, it just depends on a lot of what ifs.

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:30 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Ok i was just wondering, This is the first time i have ever had to deal with any of this stuff and im lost lol. I know they said when he gets out he will be on parole but other then that no idea. I just didn't know if he would actually be in the for 2 years and 6 months or what. THANKS!!

    Comment by shandi_001 (original poster) at 10:37 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • My DD was sentenced to 8 years for pimping ladies, selling drugs and having an unregistered gun on him. He only did 4 and was on parole for two. He got out early on good behavior and because he was a volunteer fire fighter while he was in there. My dad said that if you volunteer in their programs it looks really good for you when you go to ask to be let out early. GL

    Answer by allfiller at 11:07 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • NOT DD, lol, dad, sorry!

    Answer by allfiller at 11:07 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Generally if they're good, and depending on the crime and what they do while in prison (getting involved with volunteering or prison work, etc.), they let them out after 1/2 to 2/3 of the time.

    Answer by WomanWitty at 1:31 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Why did he assault someone with a weapon? Just wondering

    Answer by BambiF at 2:29 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • He got sprayed in the face with mace and was going to get jumped by 3 people and he had a knife on him and he just swung it and it hit one of the guys in the arm.

    Comment by shandi_001 (original poster) at 4:56 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • It depends on the charge and def the state the incident occured...
    In Texas All agg charges must serve 50% before being considered for parole... and then the chances vary...

    Answer by miss_rae at 4:00 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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