A credit toward a sentence reduction awarded to a prisoner who takes part in activities designed to lessen the chances that the prisoner will commit a crime after release from prison.
? Earned time, which is usu. awarded for taking educational or vocational courses, working, or participating in certain other productive activities, is distinct from good time, which is awarded simply for refraining from misconduct. Cf. good time. [Cases: Prisons 15. C.J.S. Prisons and Rights of Prisoners ¡ì 153.]
How do bilingual lawyers in China usually translate the term earned time?
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