OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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HB-7133

AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD TIME CREDITS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill would prohibit inmates sentenced before October 1, 1994 from continuing to receive good time credits and would result in a cost to the state. This would affect 316 inmates by not letting them continue to reduce their prison sentence with good time credits. To the extent that these inmates would have continued to receive good time credits, this would result in the inmates serving longer sentences and additional costs to the state. On average, it costs the state $61,320 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender for a year.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of inmates that have been incarcerated since before October 1, 1994.