An imprisoned person shall be unconditionally released and discharged upon the
expiration of his sentence, minus the deductions authorized under section 1253, except
that, as to a person committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections, if
the computation of that person's sentence fixes his release and discharge date on
a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, that person may be released and discharged on
the last regular business day of the correctional facility preceding that Saturday,
Sunday or legal holiday.
1985, c. 821, §13 (AMD)
If the length of the unsuspended portion of a prisoner's term of imprisonment is
8 days or more, a prisoner sentenced to a county jail may be released at any time
on the final day of imprisonment, in accordance with jail release procedures; otherwise,
the prisoner shall not be released until the prisoner has served the full term of
hours or days imposed by the court.
1989, c. 215, (NEW)
All persons in the custody of the Department of Corrections pursuant to a sentence
imposed under the law in effect prior to the effective date of this code shall be
released and discharged according to the law as it was in force prior to the effective
date of this code and such law shall continue in force for this purpose as if this
code were not enacted.
1985, c. 456, §3 (AMD)
Any prisoner convicted of an offense committed prior to the effective date of this
code and sentenced under the law then in effect may elect to have his parole eligibility
calculated using the good-time and meritorious good-time deductions available to prisoners
sentenced under this code. The election shall result in the application in its entirety
of the most favorable good-time and meritorious good-time law during the effective
dates of each such law to the parole eligibility determination of the electing prisoner.
The parole eligibility and good-time and meritorious good-time deductions of a prisoner
who does not so elect shall be calculated in accordance with the laws in effect on
the date the offense was committed. Nothing in this section may be construed to compel
or permit discharge of any prisoner sooner than the discharge would have occurred
under the law in effect on the date the offense was committed.
1987, c. 61, (NEW)
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).
1975, c. 740, §§119,120 (AMD).
1977, c. 510, §82 (AMD).
1981, c. 493, §3 (AMD).
1985, c. 456, §3 (AMD).
1985, c. 821, §13 (AMD).
1987, c. 61, (AMD).
1989, c. 215, (AMD).
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