Male Pattern Risk Calculator:
Are you eligible for Earned Time Credits (ETCs)? Do you know how ETCs can influence your release date?
We publish the information below to help members of our community understand how ETCs can advance release dates from prison.
- It’s possible to advance a release date by up to one year.
- It’s possible to earn ETC credits that open access to more time in a halfway house or home confinement—overriding limitations of the Second Chance Act.
Earned Time Credits relate to the First Step Act (FSA). With the FSA, members of Congress mandated the BOP to put more emphasis on preparing people for success upon release. As a starting point, the BOP had to create a risk-assessment tool. The risk-assessment tool would gauge a person’s likelihood to recidivate.
The BOP named its risk-assessment tool the PATTERN. It created one tool for males, and a separate tool for females. We encourage members of our community to scroll below and complete a survey. Based on the person’s inputs, the calculator will assess the PATTERN score.
To learn more about the First Step Act, we encourage you to visit the BOP’s website with this link. Our team at Prison Professors will continue to publish updates on what’s happening around the country.
To qualify for ETC consideration, the individual must first determine:
Does my offense qualify?
The Bureau of Prisons published a webpage to show the different violent offenses that do not qualify for Earned Time Credits. This link will shows the list of offenses that do not qualify for Earned Time Credits.
Do I have a low or minimum PATTERN score?
Variables that include dates, age, and behavior in prison influences the PATTERN score. Score may change over time, depending upon different variables. To qualify for Earned Time Credits, a person must score low or minimum on the PATTERN score.
To compute your PATTERN score, we encourage members of our community to work through the survey. Input the variables. Enter different responses to the questions. Some variables would change the PATTERN score.
Through all our coursework, we strive to help people work toward the best possible outcome. To take a first step, learn more about the First Step Act, and work toward a minimum score on the PATTERN risk assessment tool.