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§42-56-26  Additional time allowed for meritorious service. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 42-56-26

   § 42-56-26  Additional time allowed for

meritorious service. –

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for violations of offenses identified in

subsections 42-56-24(a) and (b) shall be eligible to have deducted from his or

her sentence up to three (3) days per month up to a maximum of thirty-six (36)

days per year, when in the determination of the director, or his or her

designee, an inmate has performed heroic acts affecting the lives and welfare

of the institutional personnel, inmates, or the general public, or when an

inmate has submitted extraordinary and useful ideas and plans which have been

implemented for the benefit of the state resulting in substantial savings

and/or a higher degree of efficiency or performance while participating in and

completing academic or vocational education programs, or when an inmate has

submitted useful ideas concerning academic or vocational programs which have

been implemented at the adult correctional institutions. Nothing in this

section shall be construed to deprive a prisoner of time already accumulated or

deducted prior to May 8, 1974.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1976, ch. 290, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 162, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 9,

art. 7, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 150, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 152, §