When a defendant first goes to DOC, his case will be "audited" by a case manager who will tell him what his

release date is and how much jail credit he received. If there is an issue, write us and we will take care of it.

(jailcredit@ncpls.org) As for the length of time he will actually serve, that is determined by his "gain" time: 

not getting infractions,  taking classes,  working, etc. This should be explained to him by his case manager

but more likely, and perhaps more accurately, by all the new friends he is about to meet. Questions?

Contact Tucker Charns @tcharns@ncpls.org