Code of the District of Columbia

§ 24–221.01c. Credits for good behavior, rehabilitation programs, work details, and special projects.

(a) A person sentenced for a misdemeanor whose conduct complies with institutional rules shall be eligible to receive good time credits of up to 3 credits per calendar month for good behavior, as prescribed by applicable rules.

(b) A person sentenced for a misdemeanor who demonstrates successful participation in one or more rehabilitation programs, work details, or special projects shall be eligible to receive good time credits of up to 3 credits per calendar month for each such program, detail, or project, as prescribed by applicable rules.

(c) No person shall receive more than 10 credits per calendar month under § 24-221.01 and this section combined; except that the Department of Corrections shall have discretion to award additional credits beyond the limits described in this subsection, including pursuant to § 24-211.01 and this section, consistent with public safety.

(d) Good time credits shall be computed from the day on which a person is first incarcerated. In a case in which the person is later sentenced for a misdemeanor, the good time credits shall not be awarded until after a sentence is imposed.


(Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-218, § 3c; as added May 17, 2011, D.C. Law 18-372, § 2(a), 58 DCR 7; June 30, 2016, D.C. Law 21-125, § 501, 63 DCR 4659; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 1202, 68 DCR 001034.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 706(a) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 706(a) of Coronavirus Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-405, Aug. 19, 2020, 67 DCR 10235).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 706(a) of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-328, June 8, 2020, 67 DCR 7598).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 706(a) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-326, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 7045).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 313 of COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-247, Mar. 17, 2020, 67 DCR 3093).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 706(a) of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).