On February 6, 2012, Rep. Claire Levy and Sen. Pat Steadman introduced HB 12-1223 – Concerning Earned Time for Inmates. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
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The bill renders an offender who is sentenced and paroled for a felony offense committed after July 1, 1993, eligible to receive earned time while he or she is reincarcerated after a parole revocation.
An offender who successfully completes an educational, vocational, therapeutic, or reentry program, or who demonstrates exceptional conduct that promotes the safety of correctional staff, volunteers, contractors, or other persons under the supervision of the department of corrections, may be awarded as many as 60 days of achievement earned time, at the discretion of the executive director of the department of corrections, in addition to any earned time that is already authorized by law. Assigned to the Judiciary Committee; the bill is on the calendar for Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m.
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