for good behavior

idiom

: because of having not caused problems
Inmates may be released from prison early for good behavior.

Examples of for good behavior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small rewards for good behavior help motivate kids to be cooperative. Bevone Ritchie, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Some Virginia inmates could get earlier releases following a change in the way state corrections officials award enhanced credits for good behavior amid ongoing litigation and controversy about which inmates should get such benefits, the ACLU of Virginia said. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Arne was released a year later, after having served five years, for good behavior. Laura Zornosa, TIME, 18 Oct. 2023 The agency left open the possibility that the blocks could be removed for good behavior. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 He was sentenced to 30 years in prison with all but 14 years suspended due to good-time credits -- also known as diminution credits -- given for good behavior and education under a Maryland statute. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023 Restorative justice experiences backlash Over the past couple of decades, states and school districts nationwide have adopted school discipline reforms that prioritize relationships between peers and with teachers, positive incentives for good behavior and prevention of misconduct. F. Chris Curran, Fortune, 24 Sep. 2023 There is a great deal of knowledge lifers can pass on to an internee who will probably end up with only three years for good behavior. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 5 Sep. 2023 Olsson had been serving a three-year sentence for grand larceny, until the prison released him on temporary furlough early that August for good behavior. Donald Beaulieu, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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“For good behavior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20good%20behavior. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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