What is Good Behavior?

Legal Definition
the term used for a person showing orderly conduct while in jail. It can help parole be granted and the sentence shortened.
Legal Definition
Conduct authorized by law. Surety of good behaviour may be demanded from any person who is justly suspected, upon sufficient grounds, of intending to commit a crime or misdemeanor. Surety. for good behaviour is somewhat similar to surety of the peace, but the recognizance is more easily forfeited, and it ought to be demanded with greater caution. 1 Binn. 98, n.; 2 Yeates, 437; 14 Vin. Ab. 21; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. As to what is a breach of good behaviour, see 2 Mart. N. S. 683; Hawk. b. 1, c. 61, s. 6 Chit. Pr. 676. Vide Surdy of the peace.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Orderly and lawful conduct; behavior such as is proper for a peaceable and law-abiding citizen. Surety of good behavior may be exacted from any one who manifests an intention to commit crime or is otherwise reasonably suspected of a criminal design. Huyser v. Com., 76 S. W. 175. 25 Ky. Law Rep. 608; In re Spenser, 22 Fed. Cas. 921.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Good official conduct. See 79 Ky. 42, 42 Am. Rep. 204.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary