If someone is found to be in violation of the terms of their parole supervision after accruing a certain amount of good time credits (“30 for 30”), do they lose that time?
No. Earned time credits are yours once they have been awarded; you cannot lose credits once you have earned them. If you receive a sustained violation, parole can withhold credits for the 30 day period starting with the date of the violation, but you will not lose any credits you already earned prior to the violation. If the sustained violation is for absconding, the earned time credits will be withheld for the entire absconding period. The clock for earning credits starts again automatically on day 31 unless you are incarcerated. If you are incarcerated on day 31, it will start again on the day you are released and restored to community supervision.
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