Maine inmate loses appeal for good-time credits

An inmate has lost his appeal to have an additional two days of good-time credits per month added to his sentence


By C1 Staff

PORTLAND — An inmate has lost his appeal to have an additional two days of good-time credits per month added to his sentence.

The Press Herald reports that Glen Harrington believed that pleading guilty to eluding an officer would make him eligible to take classes at the Maine State Prison to reduce his sentence.

Once he learned that the class is only offered to inmates who are within 18 months of release, he challenged the DOC.

In the decision issued Tuesday, the justices wrote, “Calculations of good time credits involve the department’s discretion in either determining whether an inmate’s participation in a specific program has merited a good time credit or, as is the case here, whether and when to offer a program.”

Harrington is serving a 48-month term, with his earliest release date being December 15, 2015.

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