Terms of Incarceration
Rewards for good behavior are internal to the prison system. The
duration of imprisonment is fixed at the time of sentencing, and will
be performed to the day unless the legal circumstance changes such
that the individual must no longer be imprisoned (as outlined
elsewhere in this document).
Competent psychological and legal counseling, and emergency,
therapeutic, and prophylactic medicine, at market prices, must be
available to all inmates within one day of a request, or in an
emergency, as swiftly as logistically possible. The cost of this
counseling and medicine must be added to the inmate's debt.
Violent and non-violent offenders must never reside within the same
penitentiary. Furthermore, among the violent offenders, several
degrees of offense are recognized and entirely segregated from
each other, culminating with the total segregation of murderers from
other inmates. Lifers are always segregated from non-lifers. Thieves
are always segregated from non-thieves. Major thieves are always
segregated from petty thieves.
The fees convicts are required to pay to compensate the state for the
cost of incarceration must not exceed 30% of an average wage,
determined on a yearly basis on the anniversary of the first day of
the present incarceration, and fractions of a year are to be
compensated by an amount directly proportional to the number of days
of that year spent in the present incarceration.
Adults who have the ability at the time of their conviction are
required to pay for the cost of their incarceration. Those who
cannot, are sentenced to a quantity of punitive labor such that the
number of hours sentenced, multiplied by an average hour's wage,
equals the unpaid portion of the cost of incarceration. Punitive
labor is to start one month following release from incarceration.
With this instance of punitive labor, any or all of the sentence of
punitive labor can be effaced through outright repayment, at the rate
of an hour's punitive labor removed from the sentence for every hour's
average wage paid.
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