903A.5  Time to be served--credit.

An inmate shall not be discharged from the custody of the director of the Iowa department of corrections until the inmate has served the full term for which the inmate was sentenced, less good conduct time earned and not forfeited, unless the inmate is pardoned or otherwise legally released. Good conduct time earned and not forfeited shall apply to reduce a mandatory minimum sentence being served pursuant to section 124.406, 124.413, 902.7, 902.8, or 902.11. An inmate shall be deemed to be serving the sentence from the day on which the inmate is received into the institution. However, if an inmate was confined to a county jail or other correctional or mental facility at any time prior to sentencing, or after sentencing but prior to the case having been decided on appeal, because of failure to furnish bail or because of being charged with a nonbailable offense, the inmate shall be given credit for the days already served upon the term of the sentence. The sheriff of the county in which the inmate was confined shall certify to the clerk of the district court from which the inmate was sentenced the number of days so served. The clerk of the district court shall forward a copy of the certification of the days served to the warden.

An inmate shall not receive credit upon the inmate's sentence for time spent in custody in another state resisting return to Iowa following an escape, or for time served in an institution or jail of another jurisdiction during any period of time the person is receiving credit upon a sentence of that other jurisdiction.

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 147, § 6, 14, 15; 90 Acts, ch 1168, § 61; 95 Acts, ch 91, §8

Internal References

  Referred to in § 602.8102(44), 822.2, 901.6

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