Good time is necessary!! Prison overcrowding and the cost of keeping prisoners confined is very costly. We, the tax payers, are in need of a break. Good time release would help cut the taxpayers cost. Prisoners could be released with tethers and therefore be able to work and pay for the tether and still provide income and support to them and their families. Good time for prisoners who are the "best of the best" in the prison system should be considered and the tether system put to good use. Family members of prisoners have an additional burden of trying to provide for the prisoner, nothing is free to the prisoners. Prisoners have to buy everything, paper, stamps, pencils, good winter coats, shoes and more. The majority of prisoners receive money from their families and friends. There are not enough "jobs" to go around so that the prisoner can pay some of their own way. Again, Good Time is necessary
I hope they carry back great time behavior. The sentences are severe and method to long. The prisons are overcrowded. As being a mother or father we're punished as well. It's a lengthy way for us to push more than the bridge for a short visit. We can't afford to go only 2 times a year and it is so costly. Not to point out what it expenses us to keep him there and the telephone uhaul bills. Yes great time should be brought back. It's an incentive for the inmate. My son hasn't seen his brother or sister or his 3 year aged.