“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Government in a recent federal prisoner good time case. In Barber v. Thomas, the Court ruled that the Federal Bureau of Prisons correctly calculates that federal inmates should receive 47 days off for each year of a prison sentence actually served. Previously, federal inmates had been receiving 54 days off for each year of the sentence imposed by the court.
In contrast to federal inmates, inmates in the Ohio prison system receive no good time credit off their sentences. Thus, a 1 year prison sentence means that the inmate must actually serve 1 year.