JeffCo jail changes release dates increasing jail time

More than 200 inmates at Jefferson County Jail are looking at a longer sentence after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office leaders re-evaluated the sentencing system over the summer and made changes.

The recalculation of the new release dates went into effect on Nov. 1, 2020.

For years, inmates were given set release dates at the beginning of their sentence based on good behavior and on the entirety of their sentence before completion. This system gave inmates a shorter sentence.

Rob Reardon, the division chief of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Facility, said early releases during the pandemic raised concerns and they reached out to several sheriff’s offices to see how they calculated jail time and made changes.

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