Code of the District of Columbia

§ 24–221.01a. Meritorious good time credit.

(a) In the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections, a prisoner may be allowed meritorious good time credit for performing exceptionally meritorious service or performing duties of outstanding importance in connection with institutional operations.

(b) Meritorious good time credits authorized by this section shall be applied to the person’s minimum term of imprisonment to determine the date of eligibility for release on parole and to the person’s maximum term of imprisonment to determine the date when release on parole becomes mandatory.


(Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-218, § 3a; as added Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 802(b), 41 DCR 2608.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 24-429.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of section, see § 802(b) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).