2006 Code of Virginia § 53.1-196 - Good conduct credits of persons convicted after October 1, 1942; effect of credit upon eligibility ...

53.1-196. Good conduct credits of persons convicted after October 1, 1942;effect of credit upon eligibility for parole.

Every person convicted of a felony on or after October 1, 1942 and everyperson convicted of a misdemeanor and confined in any state correctionalfacility shall, for every twenty days of confinement after sentence, eitherin a local correctional facility awaiting transfer to the Department or inany state correctional facility serving the sentence imposed upon him,without violation of any written jail or prison rule or regulation, beallowed a credit of ten days upon his total term of confinement to which hehas been sentenced, in addition to the time he actually serves. So much ofthe credit allowed to misdemeanants by this section as applies to time servedprior to June 24, 1944, shall be in lieu of, and not in addition to, anycredit they may have earned under the law as it existed prior to such date.

Any credit allowed under the provisions of this section shall also beconsidered as reducing the term of imprisonment to which the prisoner was oris sentenced for the purpose of determining his eligibility for parole.

So much of an order of any court contrary to the provisions of this sectionshall be deemed null and void.

(Code 1950, 53-213; 1970, c. 648; 1972, c. 487; 1973, c. 208; 1974, c. 533;1977, c. 182; 1982, c. 636.)

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