ETC, PRD, LDI: Constant delays in the BOP Auto-Calculation of Earn Time Credits

ETC, PRD, LDI: Constant delays in the BOP Auto-Calculation of Earn Time Credits

ETC, PRDLDI: Constant delays in the BOP Auto-Calculation of Earn Time Credits

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The 2018 First Step Act (Public Law 115–391) mandates the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its components, including the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), to develop and implement a risk and needs assessment system, provide evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities for incarcerated individuals, and apply time credits for early release from secure custody. U.S. Gov’t Accountability Off., GAO-23-105139, 5 (2023).

F I R S T S T E P A C T E A R N E D T I M E C R E D I T S ( E T C )

The First Step Act allows individuals to earn time credits that can potentially reduce their time in secure custody. These time credits can be used for early transfer to prerelease custody (such as home confinement or Residential Reentry Centers) or to supervised release, provided that individuals meet specific eligibility requirements outlined in the First Step Act, in addition to other awards and incentives (see 18 U.S.C. § 3632(d)(1)–(3)). U.S. Gov’t Accountability Off., GAO-23-105139, 16 (2023).

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In 2018, the BOP was given five years to get up and running = 2023; still, we’re not there, with

  • Staffing shortages
  • Waiting lists, with some programs shuttered

Six months after completing their first assessment, where applicable,

  • this would allow them to increase that individual from 10 ETC per month to
  • then 15 ETC per month


PRD:  is also the date included on the FBOP’s Federal Inmate Locator found on the public website.

LDI: “Last Date Inside,” “the date on which a federal prisoner should be released to pre-release custody (halfway house or home confinement),” Complaints about BOP management of FSA credits abound. More work for Case managers because,

  1. The calculation tool must be updated every 30 days due to 10-15 FTC and
  2. It does not take into account any of the days that will be earned while in pre-release custody,
  3. RRM offices are not accepting “projected days” earned while waiting for the RRM submission to come back, and this is just the tip of that ever growing iceburg.

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