Earned Sentence Credit
refers to credit of up to 180 days on an offender's incarceration that can be issued at the sole discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections or his designee. Similar to Statutory Sentence Credit and Program Sentence Credit, offenders may lose Earned Sentence Credit based on their behavior while in custody.
The Department is working both carefully and diligently to review offenders for Earned Sentence Credit pursuant to the above statutory eligibility requirements and comprehensive discretionary analysis.
For those with family or friends within IDOC we appreciate your patience as the Department works to safely and responsibly implement the Earned Sentence Credit Program. Because of the many factors the Department intends to consider for each potentially eligible offender, it is impossible for the Department to project whether or when any specific offender will receive an award of Earned Sentence Credit. It is also not possible for the Department to respond to inquiries concerning an offender's likelihood of receiving an award of Earned Sentence Credit due to laws that prevent the disclosure of confidential master record file information. If an offender is projected to have a revised parole date as a result of an award of Earned Sentence Credit, the inmate will be notified, and his or her time adjustment will be reflected on the IDOC website under the offender's profile in the Offender Search link.