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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Guidelines for Intake & Time Computation

This outlines the criteria for determining whether local jail facilities or the State System (Department of Corrections) tracks offender time and eligibility for entry into the Department of Corrections.

GCA
Inmates who committed their offenses before January 1, 1995, may be eligible for parole consideration. These inmates will be brought into the Department of Corrections to serve their sentences, provided the sentence is more than 2 years of felony time or a combination of felony and misdemeanor convictions totaling more than 2 years.

FTX
Inmates who committed felony offenses on or after January 1, 1995 are not eligible for discretionary or mandatory parole. These inmates can earn a maximum of 4.5 days for each 30 days served. Inmates who committed their offenses on or after January 1, 1995, are brought into the Department of Corrections provided they receive one year or more for a felony conviction or more than 12 months for multiple felony convictions.

Sentence - 12 months or less (GCA)
Virginia Department of Corrections Computes Time - No
Local Jails Compute Time - Yes
Eligible for Intake into the Department of Corrections - No

Sentence - 12 months or less (FTX)
Virginia Department of Corrections Computes Time - No
Local Jails Compute Time - Yes
Eligible for Intake into the Department of Corrections - No

Sentence - More than 12 months (GCA - includes misdemeanors)
Virginia Department of Corrections Computes Time - Yes
Local Jails Compute Time - No
Eligible for Intake into the Department of Corrections - Yes, if more than 2 yrs. GCA (except for sentences comprised of all misdemeanors convictions)

Sentence - 1 year or more (FTX)
Virginia Department of Corrections Computes Time - Yes
Local Jails Compute Time - No
Eligible for Intake into the Department of Corrections - Yes

Sentence - 1 year or more (GCA)
Virginia Department of Corrections Computes Time - Yes
Local Jails Compute Time - No
Eligible for Intake into the Department of Corrections - Yes, if more than 2 yrs. GCA