• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) In the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections, a prisoner may be allowed meritorious good time credit for performing exceptionally meritorious service or performing duties of outstanding importance in connection with institutional operations.

(b) Meritorious good time credits authorized by this section shall be applied to the person's minimum term of imprisonment to determine the date of eligibility for release on parole and to the person's maximum term of imprisonment to determine the date when release on parole becomes mandatory.

(Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-218, § 3a, as added Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 802(b), 41 DCR 2608.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 24-429.1.

Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary addition of section, see § 802(b) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).

Legislative History of Laws

Law 10-151, the "Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-98, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 29, 1994, and April 12, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 4, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-238 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-151 became effective on August 20, 1994.