Used to be that way here with prison too. You can get out in half the time if you were good and didn't have any other problems. In jail, they didn't have "half-time" as it was called so you ended up serving longer in jail than prison.
But now with all the overcrowding, not many people even do a few days for most non-violent offenses before getting kicked out. Saw a few cases where the guy said he went to check in for intake and took forever and then they just kicked him out right away because they were out of space.
Cool story, bro... when do you get to the part where you shut up and walk away from me?