Millington, TN asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee

Q: If an inmate escapes and receives 6 mths added to sentence can the jail also refuse to give good days and reclassify ?

Inmate escaped on work duty. Has been over a year. He was sentenced to 6 more months as punishment for escape. the jail administration says that he will not be reclassified to minnimum or receive 10 days a month good time because this is part of his punishment for escape . Is this not double jeopardy or against his 8 th Ammendment right ?

1 Lawyer Answer

Anthony M. Avery

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No that was the Sheriff attempting to unofficially give his Prisoner a break. The Prisoner is bound by the disposition on the Warrant or the Judgment of Conviction. And the new Sentence will be consecutive to it.

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