1. Good time credit2. Consolidation of consecutive sentences3. Miscellaneous1. Good time credit
For purposes of good time computation, an offender's sentence is the sum of all sentences he or she receives, regardless of whether additional sentences are imposed or whether the offender is resentenced under the new Convicted Sex Offender Act after the effective date of the new good time law, July 15, 1992. Duff v. Clarke, 247 Neb. 345, 526 N.W.2d 664 (1995).
A defendant sentenced as a habitual criminal to the mandatory 10-year sentence under section 29-2221 is not entitled to good time credit pursuant to this section on his or her mandatory minimum sentence. Ebert v. Nebraska Dept. of Corr. Servs., 11 Neb. App. 553, 656 N.W.2d 634 (2003).
2. Consolidation of consecutive sentences
The date of an offender's initial incarceration is the date on which service of a consolidated sentence begins. Stewart v. Clarke, 240 Neb. 397, 482 N.W.2d 248 (1992).
Under the statutory structures of 1975 Neb. Laws, LB 567, and 1969 Neb. Laws, LB 1307, an offender's consecutive term imposed during incarceration is consolidated with the prisoner's previous sentence so that the minimum term of the consolidated sentence is the total or sum of the minimum terms of the subsequent offense and previous offense and the maximum term is the total or sum of the maximum terms of such subsequent offense and previous offense. The consolidated sentence commences at the date of the initial incarceration. Absent approval of the Board of Pardons, good time is computed under the statutory provisions in effect at the date of initial incarceration. Luxford v. Benson, 216 Neb. 115, 341 N.W.2d 925 (1983).
Laws 1975, L.B. 567, made no changes in the provisions for consolidation of consecutive sentences, and the pertinent provisions of subsection (2) of this section are to be applied to consecutive sentences where one was imposed before and one after the effective date of L.B. 567. Gochenour v. Bolin, 208 Neb. 444, 303 N.W.2d 775 (1981).
An inmate sentenced to life imprisonment for first degree murder is not eligible for parole until the Nebraska Board of Pardons commutes his or her sentence to a term of years. Poindexter v. Houston, 275 Neb. 863, 750 N.W.2d 688 (2008).
The provisions of this section are to be applied to consecutive sentences whether imposed before or after the effective date of Laws 1975, LB 567. Whited v. Bolin, 210 Neb. 32, 312 N.W.2d 691 (1981).
Sentencing judge's announcement he considered possible effect of statutes permitting prison authorities to ameliorate sentences did not violate constitutional due process, and sentences were not excessive. State v. Houston, 196 Neb. 724, 246 N.W.2d 63 (1976).
Sentences of one defendant modified to fit apparent purpose of making total less harsh than that of other defendant. State v. Pope, 192 Neb. 755, 224 N.W.2d 521 (1974).
Where life sentence with no minimum imposed for second degree murder, eligibility for parole same as though statutory minimum of ten years had been expressed. State v. Thompson, 189 Neb. 115, 201 N.W.2d 204 (1972).
One sentenced for a specific term is eligible for parole upon completion of his term less the reductions granted him. State v. Rhodes, 187 Neb. 332, 190 N.W.2d 623 (1971).
A committed offender is eligible for release on parole upon completion of his minimum term less reductions or upon completion of a minimum sentence provided by law less reductions if approved by the sentencing judge or his successor. State v. McMillian, 186 Neb. 784, 186 N.W.2d 481 (1971).