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    Inmate Sentence Reductions Statute Changes Effective August 9


    Next month, Jefferson County will implement mandatory changes to sentence reduction or “good time” calculations for inmates. Revisions to the state statute governing good time will go into effect on August 9 and may alter release dates for some inmates. Good time varies depending on each inmate’s charges, his or her sentence, and whether the inmate participates in a jail program such as work release, inmate worker, the GED program, etc. Therefore, it is difficult to generalize how the statute changes may impact all inmates collectively.

    On August 9, Jefferson County will recalculate release dates for inmates eligible for good time according to the new statute requirements. After that date, inmates will be able to retrieve their release date information via an automated internal system. We recommend family members and friends of inmates check here on August 10 or any time thereafter to determine if there has been a change to a particular inmate’s release date. This information may also be obtained by calling the inmate information hotline at (303) 271-5444.

    Changes to the Colorado Revised Statutes that govern the reduction of inmates’ sentences can be found in House Bill 17-1015 by clicking here.


    July 20, 2017


    Last Updated: 7-20-2017