People v. Alderman
In People v. Alderman, 720 P.2d 1000, 1002 (Colo. App. 1986), the Court determined that the defendant was not entitled to earned-time credit since "no goals or programs had been established for him because he had not been received at the Department of Corrections Diagnostic Unit." Therefore, he did not fulfill the statutory requirements.
The Alderman ruling was based on 17-22.5-302, C.R.S. 1999, which provides that in order to receive earned-time an inmate must make "substantial and consistent progress in each" of certain specified categories "as required by the department of corrections . . . ." One of the categories was:
progress toward goals and programs established by the Colorado diagnostic program.