How To Earn Back 650 Days Of Good Time




650 days! That’s how much good time I have lost.

So how does one lose almost two years of good time? I’ll tell you: fighting, assaults, smoking weed, riots, refusing to program, failing to disperse, and getting caught with a cell phone (just to name a few).


I was a knuckle-head! I was 21 years old with a 43 year sentence. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel…therefore, I didn’t care.

I was bad. I was constantly getting in trouble. I was constantly losing good time!

Just read my ebook, “Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary” and you’ll see all the struggles I’ve had to overcome. Struggles that I inflicted upon myself.

Today I take full responsibility for my actions. I’m still paying for all of my foolish actions.

I recently had my yearly review. This is when administration takes a close look at my paperwork and my actions.

I asked for some “good time” back. They said I must first attend NA classes for six months, twice a week. Then I will get 120 days back for a dirty UA back in 1996.

I’ve been completely sober for over 10 years now. I have no desire what-so-ever to use drugs or alcohol. And I have every desire to attend NA for six months. So it’s on! NA, here I come. I’ll do whatever it takes to earn back all my good time. 120 days is a good start.

At my review next year, I’ll ask to get more good time back. And I will do whatever meetings/classes they assign me. This process will continue year after year.

Right now my release date is in August 2032. My goal is to get it down to November 2030. I’d be 57 years old when I get out.

Over 37 of those years will be spent in prison. That fact alone inspires me to achieve greatness. I refuse to take my incarceration in vain.

Please help support me and buy my ebook, “Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary.” In order to see how far one has come, you must first see where he came from. I still have a long ways to go. I’m currently writing my second book called, “Stone City: Redemption.”

I invite you all on my journey. I will rise up and achieve great success in all areas of life.



Steven Jennings


Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

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