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§ 15A‑1355.  Calculationof terms of imprisonment.

(a)        Commencement ofSentence. – The commencement date of a sentence of imprisonment under authorityof this Article is as provided in G.S. 15A‑1353(a), except when thesentence is a consecutive sentence. When it is a consecutive sentence, itcommences to run when the State has custody of the defendant followingcompletion of the prior sentence.

(b)        Repealed by SessionLaws 1977, 2nd Sess., c. 1147, s. 19.

(c)        Earned Time; Creditfor Good Behavior for Impaired Drivers. – Persons convicted of felonies ormisdemeanors under Article 81B of this Chapter may, consistent with rules ofthe Department of Correction, earn credit which may be used to reduce theirmaximum terms of imprisonment as provided in G.S. 15A‑1340.13(d) forfelony sentences and in G.S. 15A‑1340.20(d) for misdemeanor sentences.

For sentences of imprisonmentimposed for convictions of impaired driving under G.S. 20‑138.1, theDepartment of Correction may give credit toward service of the maximum term andany minimum term of imprisonment and toward eligibility for parole forallowances of time as provided in rules and regulations made under G.S. 148‑11and 148‑13.

(d)        Earned Time Creditfor Medically and Physically Unfit Inmates. – Inmates in the custody of theDepartment of Correction who suffer from medical conditions or physicaldisabilities that prevent their assignment to work release or otherrehabilitative activities may, consistent with rules of the Department ofCorrection, earn credit based upon good behavior or other criteria determinedby the Department that may be used to reduce their maximum term of imprisonmentas provided in G.S. 15A‑1340.13(d) for felony sentences and in G.S. 15A‑1340.20(d)for misdemeanor sentences. (1977, c. 711, s. 1; 1977, 2nd Sess., c. 1147, s. 19;1979, c. 749, s. 8; c. 760, s. 4; 1981, c. 571; c. 1127, s. 84; 1983, c. 560, §1; 1993, c. 538, s. 20; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(b); 2001‑424, s.25.1(a); 2002‑126, s. 17.19(d); 2002‑159, s. 77.)