Hassebrook quotes statute on ‘good time’

"Governor Heineman has been in the press for months, refusing to accept responsibility for failing to revoke good time for inmates who demonstrate by violence in prison that they are a threat to our communities.  

"The good time statute, and I quote, reads that good time 'may be forfeited, withheld, and restored by the chief executive officer of the facility' in response to charges of misconduct.

"The chief executive of the facility reports directly to Governor Heineman, the chief executive of our state. The Governor could have made regulatory changes to take every day of automatically granted good time away from prisoners who demonstrate by misconduct in prison that they are a threat to public safety.  As Governor, I will use my authority to do just that on Day One."

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