CCRP 895.6     

Art. 895.6. Compliance credits; probation

            A. Every defendant on felony probation pursuant to Article 893 for an offense other than a crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2(B) or a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 shall earn a diminution of probation term, to be known as "earned compliance credits", by good behavior. The amount of diminution of probation term allowed under this Article shall be at the rate of thirty days for every full calendar month on probation.

            B. If the defendant's probation and parole officer has reasonable cause to believe that a defendant on felony probation has not been compliant with the conditions of his probation in a given calendar month, he may rescind thirty days of earned compliance credits as an administrative sanction pursuant to Article 899.2. Credits may be rescinded only for a month in which the defendant is found not to be in compliance.

            C. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall develop written policies and procedures for the implementation of earned compliance credits for defendants on felony probation supervision provided for by the provisions of this Article. The policies and procedures shall include but not be limited to written guidelines regarding the process to rescind earned compliance credits, and the placement of these credits in the administrative sanctions grid. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall also collect data on the implementation of earned compliance credits, including the names of defendants that earned credits, how many credits are applied to each defendant, and reductions to supervision periods at the time of discharge.

            D. When a defendant's total probation term is satisfied through a combination of time served on felony probation and earned compliance credits, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall order the termination of the probation of the defendant.

            Acts 2017, No. 280, §1, eff. November 1, 2017.