Military Law Issues
Sentence Reduction Due to Earned Time
Earned Time can result in reduction in sentences per Iowa Code 903A.2 (2009). Earned time applies at the rate of 1.2 days for each day served to all sentences upon admission except sentences for sexual predator or forcible felonies which carry an 85% or 70% mandatory sentence. Under those categories, earned time applies only after completing the mandatory sentence.
If a sex offender is receiving Earned Time and refuses Sex Offender treatment, Earned Time stops and will not be reinstated until the offender successfully participates and completes the treatment. Following successful completion of sex offender treatment, the offender can petition the warden to restore lost earned time.
Under special sentences (903B.1 and 903B.2), any revocation that results in the offender being revoked to prison (1st offense 2 years and second offense 5 years), terms are not subject to earned time reduction except for the special 10 year sentence for a class D felony and misdemeanors is subject to earned time reduction.
Sentence (Years) Sentence (Days) Sentence after Earned Time
2 730 332 days
5 1826 2 years, 99 days
10 3652 4 years, 199 days
15 5478 6 years, 298 days
20 7305 9 years, 33 days
25 9131 11 years, 132 days
30 10,957 13 years, 232 days
40 14,610 18 years, 66 days
50 18,262 22 years, 265 days
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