(a) In addition to any credit awarded pursuant to Section 2933, the department may also award a prisoner program credit reductions from his or her
term of confinement as provided in this section. Within 90 days of the enactment of this section, the secretary shall promulgate
regulations that provide for credit reductions for inmates who successfully complete
specific program performance objectives for approved rehabilitative programming ranging
from credit reduction of not less than one week to credit reduction of no more than
six weeks for each performance milestone. Regulations promulgated pursuant to this subdivision shall specify the credit reductions
applicable to distinct objectives in a schedule of graduated program performance objectives
concluding with the successful completion of an in-prison rehabilitation program. Commencing upon the promulgation of those regulations, the department shall thereafter
calculate and award credit reductions authorized by this section. However, a prisoner may not have his or her term of imprisonment reduced more than
six weeks for credits awarded pursuant to this section during any 12-month period
of continuous confinement.
(b) Program credit is a privilege, not a right. Prisoners shall have a reasonable opportunity to participate in program credit qualifying
assignments in a manner consistent with institutional security and available resources. Assignments made to program credit qualifying programs shall be made in accordance
with the prisoner's case plan, when available.
(c) As used in this section, “approved rehabilitation programming” shall include,
but is not limited to, academic programs, vocational programs, vocational training,
and core programs such as anger management and social life skills, and substance abuse
(d) Credits awarded pursuant to this section may be forfeited pursuant to the provisions
of Section 2932. Inmates shall not be eligible for program credits that result in an inmate overdue
(e) The following prisoners shall not be eligible for program credits pursuant to
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