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41-1604.10. Earned release credits; forfeiture; restoration; applicability

A. Each prisoner classified as parole eligible, class one, pursuant to section 41-1604.09, shall be allowed the following release credits:

1. If sentenced upon a first conviction other than pursuant to section 13-751 or other than for a felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury upon another, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

2. If sentenced pursuant to the section 13-703, subsection B, paragraph 2, or upon first conviction of a class 4, 5 or 6 felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury or any other provisions of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than one-half the sentence imposed by the court, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

3. If sentenced pursuant to any other provision of section 13-703, section 13-704, subsection A, B, C, D or E, section 13-706, subsection A or section 13-708, subsection D or any other provision of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than two-thirds the sentence imposed by the court, every three days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

B. Release credits earned by a prisoner pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not reduce the term of imprisonment imposed by the court on such prisoner, nor reduce the sentence imposed on the prisoner for the purpose of determining such prisoner's parole eligibility.

C. Upon reclassification of a prisoner resulting from the prisoner's failure to adhere to the rules of the department or failure to demonstrate a continual willingness to volunteer for or successfully participate in a work, educational, treatment or training program, the director may declare any and all release credits earned by the prisoner forfeited. In the discretion of the director the release credits may subsequently be restored. The director shall maintain an account of release credits earned by each prisoner.

D. The director, according to rules adopted by the department, may authorize the release of any prisoner who has earned release credits which, when added to the time served by the prisoner, equal the sentence imposed by the court which shall be the prisoner's earned release credit date. A prisoner on earned release credit release is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise any prisoner released, except that the department may revoke the release of the prisoner until the final expiration of his sentence if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of his release. If a prisoner has a term of probation to be completed or served, the probation department shall begin supervision of the prisoner when the prisoner is released on the earned release credit date. If the prisoner's term of probation equals or exceeds the prisoner's final expiration date, the director of the state department of corrections shall issue the prisoner an absolute discharge on the prisoner's earned release credit date. The prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner. If the prisoner's term of probation is less than the prisoner's final expiration date, the prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner, except that the department may revoke the release at any time between the earned release credit date and the final expiration date if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of release. The director may issue the prisoner an absolute discharge from the sentence of imprisonment if it appears that the prisoner will live and remain at liberty without violating the law and it is in the best interest of the state. The state department of corrections shall provide reasonable notice to the probation department of the scheduled release of the prisoner from confinement by the state department of corrections.

E. A prisoner shall forfeit five days of the prisoner's earned release credits if the court finds or a disciplinary hearing held after a review by and recommendations from the attorney general's office determines that the prisoner does any of the following:

1. Brings a claim without substantial justification.

2. Unreasonably expands or delays a proceeding.

3. Testifies falsely or otherwise presents false information or material to the court.

4. Submits a claim that is intended solely to harass the party it is filed against.

F. If the prisoner does not have five days of earned release credits, the prisoner shall forfeit the prisoner's existing earned release credits and be ineligible from accruing earned release credits until the number of earned release credits the prisoner would have otherwise accrued equals the difference between five days and the number of existing earned release credit days the prisoner forfeits pursuant to this section.

G. This section applies only to persons who commit felonies before January 1, 1994.

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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1604.10

41-1604.10. Earned release credits; forfeiture; restoration; applicability

A. Each prisoner classified as parole eligible, class one, pursuant to section 41-1604.09, shall be allowed the following release credits:

1. If sentenced upon a first conviction other than pursuant to section 13-751 or other than for a felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury upon another, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

2. If sentenced pursuant to the section 13-703, subsection B, paragraph 2, or upon first conviction of a class 4, 5 or 6 felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury or any other provisions of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than one-half the sentence imposed by the court, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

3. If sentenced pursuant to any other provision of section 13-703, section 13-704, subsection A, B, C, D or E, section 13-706, subsection A or section 13-708, subsection D or any other provision of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than two-thirds the sentence imposed by the court, every three days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

B. Release credits earned by a prisoner pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not reduce the term of imprisonment imposed by the court on such prisoner, nor reduce the sentence imposed on the prisoner for the purpose of determining such prisoner's parole eligibility.

C. Upon reclassification of a prisoner resulting from the prisoner's failure to adhere to the rules of the department or failure to demonstrate a continual willingness to volunteer for or successfully participate in a work, educational, treatment or training program, the director may declare any and all release credits earned by the prisoner forfeited. In the discretion of the director the release credits may subsequently be restored. The director shall maintain an account of release credits earned by each prisoner.

D. The director, according to rules adopted by the department, may authorize the release of any prisoner who has earned release credits which, when added to the time served by the prisoner, equal the sentence imposed by the court which shall be the prisoner's earned release credit date. A prisoner on earned release credit release is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise any prisoner released, except that the department may revoke the release of the prisoner until the final expiration of his sentence if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of his release. If a prisoner has a term of probation to be completed or served, the probation department shall begin supervision of the prisoner when the prisoner is released on the earned release credit date. If the prisoner's term of probation equals or exceeds the prisoner's final expiration date, the director of the state department of corrections shall issue the prisoner an absolute discharge on the prisoner's earned release credit date. The prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner. If the prisoner's term of probation is less than the prisoner's final expiration date, the prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner, except that the department may revoke the release at any time between the earned release credit date and the final expiration date if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of release. The director may issue the prisoner an absolute discharge from the sentence of imprisonment if it appears that the prisoner will live and remain at liberty without violating the law and it is in the best interest of the state. The state department of corrections shall provide reasonable notice to the probation department of the scheduled release of the prisoner from confinement by the state department of corrections.

E. A prisoner shall forfeit five days of the prisoner's earned release credits if the court finds or a disciplinary hearing held after a review by and recommendations from the attorney general's office determines that the prisoner does any of the following:

1. Brings a claim without substantial justification.

2. Unreasonably expands or delays a proceeding.

3. Testifies falsely or otherwise presents false information or material to the court.

4. Submits a claim that is intended solely to harass the party it is filed against.

F. If the prisoner does not have five days of earned release credits, the prisoner shall forfeit the prisoner's existing earned release credits and be ineligible from accruing earned release credits until the number of earned release credits the prisoner would have otherwise accrued equals the difference between five days and the number of existing earned release credit days the prisoner forfeits pursuant to this section.

G. This section applies only to persons who commit felonies before January 1, 1994.


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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1604.10

41-1604.10. Earned release credits; forfeiture; restoration; applicability

A. Each prisoner classified as parole eligible, class one, pursuant to section 41-1604.09, shall be allowed the following release credits:

1. If sentenced upon a first conviction other than pursuant to section 13-751 or other than for a felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury upon another, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

2. If sentenced pursuant to the section 13-703, subsection B, paragraph 2, or upon first conviction of a class 4, 5 or 6 felony involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury or any other provisions of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than one-half the sentence imposed by the court, every two days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

3. If sentenced pursuant to any other provision of section 13-703, section 13-704, subsection A, B, C, D or E, section 13-706, subsection A or section 13-708, subsection D or any other provision of law which prohibits release on any basis until serving not less than two-thirds the sentence imposed by the court, every three days served within class one shall be counted as an earned release credit of one day.

B. Release credits earned by a prisoner pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not reduce the term of imprisonment imposed by the court on such prisoner, nor reduce the sentence imposed on the prisoner for the purpose of determining such prisoner's parole eligibility.

C. Upon reclassification of a prisoner resulting from the prisoner's failure to adhere to the rules of the department or failure to demonstrate a continual willingness to volunteer for or successfully participate in a work, educational, treatment or training program, the director may declare any and all release credits earned by the prisoner forfeited. In the discretion of the director the release credits may subsequently be restored. The director shall maintain an account of release credits earned by each prisoner.

D. The director, according to rules adopted by the department, may authorize the release of any prisoner who has earned release credits which, when added to the time served by the prisoner, equal the sentence imposed by the court which shall be the prisoner's earned release credit date. A prisoner on earned release credit release is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise any prisoner released, except that the department may revoke the release of the prisoner until the final expiration of his sentence if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of his release. If a prisoner has a term of probation to be completed or served, the probation department shall begin supervision of the prisoner when the prisoner is released on the earned release credit date. If the prisoner's term of probation equals or exceeds the prisoner's final expiration date, the director of the state department of corrections shall issue the prisoner an absolute discharge on the prisoner's earned release credit date. The prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner. If the prisoner's term of probation is less than the prisoner's final expiration date, the prisoner is not under the control of the department and the department is not required to provide parole services or otherwise supervise the prisoner, except that the department may revoke the release at any time between the earned release credit date and the final expiration date if the department has reason to believe that the released prisoner has engaged in criminal conduct during the term of release. The director may issue the prisoner an absolute discharge from the sentence of imprisonment if it appears that the prisoner will live and remain at liberty without violating the law and it is in the best interest of the state. The state department of corrections shall provide reasonable notice to the probation department of the scheduled release of the prisoner from confinement by the state department of corrections.

E. A prisoner shall forfeit five days of the prisoner's earned release credits if the court finds or a disciplinary hearing held after a review by and recommendations from the attorney general's office determines that the prisoner does any of the following:

1. Brings a claim without substantial justification.

2. Unreasonably expands or delays a proceeding.

3. Testifies falsely or otherwise presents false information or material to the court.

4. Submits a claim that is intended solely to harass the party it is filed against.

F. If the prisoner does not have five days of earned release credits, the prisoner shall forfeit the prisoner's existing earned release credits and be ineligible from accruing earned release credits until the number of earned release credits the prisoner would have otherwise accrued equals the difference between five days and the number of existing earned release credit days the prisoner forfeits pursuant to this section.

G. This section applies only to persons who commit felonies before January 1, 1994.

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