Sentence Reduction/Good Time Changes

On August 9, 2017, Jefferson County began implementing mandatory changes to sentence reduction or “good time” calculations for inmates. Revisions to the state statute governing good time went into effect on this date. Good time varies depending on each inmate’s charges, his or her sentence, and whether the inmate participates in a jail program such as work release, inmate worker, the GED program, etc. Therefore, it is difficult to generalize how the statute changes may impact all inmates collectively.

Inmates sentenced prior to August 9 will not see a change to their release date. The new changes to sentence reduction or “good time” calculations will only affect inmates sentenced on or after August 9. We recommend family members and friends of inmates check here for a particular inmate’s release date. This information may also be obtained by calling the inmate information hotline at (303) 271-5444.

Changes to the Colorado Revised Statutes that govern the reduction of inmates’ sentences can be found in House Bill 17-1015 by clicking here.