Code of the District of Columbia

§ 24–403.01a. Good time credit for felony offenses committed before August 5, 2000.

(a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a defendant who is serving a term of imprisonment for an offense committed between June 22, 1994, and August 4, 2000, shall be retroactively awarded good time credit toward the service of the defendant's sentence of up to 54 days, or more if consistent with 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b), for each year of the defendant's sentence imposed by the court, subject to determination by the Bureau of Prisons that during those years the defendant has met the conditions provided in 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b).

(2) An award of good time credit pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall apply to the minimum and maximum term of incarceration, including the mandatory minimum; except, that in the event of a maximum term of life, only the minimum term shall receive good time.

(b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a defendant who is serving a term of imprisonment for an offense committed before June 22, 1994, shall be retroactively awarded good time credit toward the service of the defendant's sentence of up to 54 days, or more if consistent with 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b), for each year of the defendant's sentence imposed by the court, subject to determination by the Bureau of Prisons that during those years the defendant has met the conditions provided in 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b).

(2) An award of good time credit pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection:

(A) Shall apply to any mandatory minimum term of incarceration; and

(B) Is not intended to modify how the defendant is awarded good time credit toward any portion of the sentence other than the mandatory minimum.


(July 15, 1932, 47 Stat. 697, ch. 492, § 3a-1; as added Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 1203(a), 68 DCR 001034.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 706(b)(1) of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 706(b)(1) of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).