Milwaukee, WI asked in Criminal Law for Wisconsin

Q: Does the good time law still apply for wisconsin inmates?

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David Patton
David Patton
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Racine, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: In Wisconsin, you can get up to 25% over your jail sentence reduced for good behavior. However if your jail sentence is a condition of your probation (probably with a prison sentence over your head), good time doesn't apply.

Furthermore, in Wisconsin, if your prison sentence was handed down after Dec. 31, 2021, you are not eligible for parole or good time. Instead, you will receive a bifurcated sentence with a certain amount of time in prison and additional time for extended supervision. YOur prison time + extended supervision time can't be more than the maximum available for your offense.

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