244.04 GOOD TIME.
Subdivision 1. Reduction of sentence; inmates sentenced for crimes committed before
Notwithstanding the provisions of section
609.11, subdivision 6
, and Minnesota Statutes
609.109, subdivision 1
, the term of imprisonment of any inmate sentenced to a
presumptive fixed sentence after May 1, 1980, and whose crime was committed before August 1,
1993, shall be reduced in duration by one day for each two days during which the inmate violates
none of the disciplinary offense rules promulgated by the commissioner. The reduction shall
accrue to the period of supervised release to be served by the inmate, except that the period of
supervised release for a sex offender conditionally released by the commissioner under section
is governed by that provision.
Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 2, if an inmate whose crime was committed
before August 1, 1993, violates a disciplinary offense rule promulgated by the commissioner, good
time earned prior to the violation may not be taken away, but the inmate may be required to serve
an appropriate portion of the term of imprisonment after the violation without earning good time.
Subd. 1a. Reduction of sentence; inmates sentenced before 1980.
Every inmate sentenced
before May 1, 1980, for any term other than life, confined in a state adult correctional facility or
on parole therefrom, may diminish the maximum term of sentence one day for each two days
during which the inmate has not violated any facility rule or discipline.
The commissioner of corrections, in view of the aggravated nature and frequency of offenses,
may take away any or all of the good time previously gained, and, in consideration of mitigating
circumstances or ignorance on the part of the inmate, may afterwards restore the inmate, in whole
or in part, to the standing the inmate possessed before such good time was taken away.
Subd. 2. Loss of good time.
By May 1, 1980, the commissioner shall promulgate rules
specifying disciplinary offenses which may result in the loss of good time and the amount of good
time which may be lost as a result of each disciplinary offense, including provision for restoration
of good time. In no case shall an individual disciplinary offense result in the loss of more than 90
days of good time; except that no inmate confined in segregation for violation of a disciplinary
rule shall be placed on supervised release until discharged or released from punitive segregation
confinement, nor shall an inmate in segregation for violation of a disciplinary rule for which the
inmate could also be prosecuted under the criminal laws earn good time while in segregation. The
loss of good time shall be considered to be a disciplinary sanction imposed upon an inmate, and
the procedure for the loss of good time and the rights of the inmate in the procedure shall be those
in effect for the imposition of other disciplinary sanctions at each state correctional institution.
Subd. 3. Provisions not applicable to certain inmates.
The provisions of this section
do not apply to an inmate serving a mandatory life sentence or to persons whose crimes were
committed on or after August 1, 1993.
History: 1978 c 723 art 1 s 4; 1980 c 417 s 14; 1983 c 274 s 6; 1984 c 381 s 1,2; 1986 c
444; 1989 c 290 art 4 s 3; 1992 c 571 art 2 s 3,4; 1994 c 636 art 6 s 33; 1998 c 367 art 6 s
15; 2005 c 136 art 2 s 1; 2007 c 13 art 3 s 37