Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: If a person receives the 5 year sentence for failure to register but not made mandatory by Judge, have to serve all 5?

The Judge did not order mandatory and prosecutor did not request it to be 5 year mandatory in Mississippi. So is the person not eligible under law for good time,

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A: In Mississippi, if a judge does not specify that a sentence is to be served as "mandatory" or without the possibility of parole or early release, then the sentenced individual may be eligible for parole or other sentence reductions based on good behavior or other factors. "Good time" credits can reduce the amount of time an inmate serves. The specifics of how much time can be reduced and under what conditions often depend on the nature of the crime, the regulations of the specific correctional facility, and other factors. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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