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MERIT TIME CERTIFICATE ISSUED

Data Element: MERIT TIME CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Definition: An indicator denoting whether an inmate was issued a Merit Time Certificate pursuant to New York State Correction Law, Section 803(1)(d).
Standard of Verification: DOCS Earned Eligibility System.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 1
Field Format: 1AN
Originating Teams: Corrections
User Teams: Corrections
Tables / Codes: Y - Yes
N - No
Comments: The Merit Time Program provides for a potential release to parole supervision prior to the Parole Eligibility Date based upon such factors as crime of commitment, prior parole history and program participation while in State prison.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 8/99