Congress eliminated parole for defendants convicted of federal crimes when it passed the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which means you won’t be able to get out early on parole. However, you may still be eligible for early release based on good behavior. Under 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b), federal prisoners serving a term of imprisonment of more than one year and less than life can earn up to 54 days per year off their prison sentence.