Ankeney v. RaemischAnnotate this Case
The Department of Corrections directly appealed to the Supreme Court the grant of habeas relief to petitioner-appellee Randal Ankeney. Complying with a mandate from the court of appeals (in an earlier appeal), the district court interpreted various statutory provisions regarding good time and earned time credit to require Ankeney's release from prison almost three years before the date calculated by the Department. Because the lower courts erred in their conclusions that for inmates convicted after July 1, 1993, good time credits awarded pursuant to C.R.S. 17-22.5-301 (2014), were to be applied against an inmate's mandatory release date rather than to determine his parole eligibility. The Supreme Court concluded that had the credits been properly applied, Ankeney had not completed service of his required parole term. Therefore, the Supreme Court reversed the district court's order.