Substitute House Bill No. 7058
          Substitute House Bill No. 7058

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-169


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  FORFEITURE  OF GOOD TIME
CREDITS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Subsection   (c)   of  section  18-7a  of  the
general statutes is repealed and the following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c)   Any   person  sentenced  to  a  term  of
imprisonment for an offense committed on or  after
July  1,  1983, may, while held in default of bond
or while serving such sentence,  by  good  conduct
and   obedience  to  the  rules  which  have  been
established for the service of his sentence,  earn
a  reduction  of  his sentence as such sentence is
served in the amount of ten days  for  each  month
served  and  pro rata for a part of a month served
of a sentence up to five years,  and  twelve  days
for each month served and pro rata for a part of a
month served for the  sixth  and  each  subsequent
year  of a sentence which is more than five years.
Misconduct or refusal to obey the rules which have
been  established  for the service of his sentence
shall subject the prisoner to the loss of  all  or
any  portion of such reduction by the commissioner
or his designee. IN THE EVENT A PRISONER  HAS  NOT
YET  EARNED  SUFFICIENT  GOOD  TIME TO SATISFY THE
GOOD TIME LOSS,  SUCH  LOST  GOOD  TIME  SHALL  BE
DEDUCTED  FROM  ANY GOOD TIME EARNED IN THE FUTURE
BY SUCH PRISONER.

Approved June 24, 1997