Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sentencing Reform Law; 3100 Prisoners Released

More than 3,100 people will leave Bureau of Prisons custody starting Friday, part of what Justice Department officials call "a truly monumental effort" to comply with the First Step Act, a criminal justice law passed by Congress last year.




"The Justice Department announced that 250 more inmates who are elderly or terminally ill have transitioned into home confinement or compassionate-release programs since President Trump signed the law last December.

Those programs existed in some form before the First Step Act, but advocates for prisoners and their families said they were used only sparingly and now are somewhat easier to access."

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 06:32 PM

Thanks Trump

#2 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-19 09:13 PM

Good job Trump..

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-20 09:01 PM

Thanks Congress!

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-07-20 10:03 PM

Wait, so now Republicans are for letting criminals out of jail? I need a score card.

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-07-20 10:11 PM

Obama Commuted the sentences of over 1,000 inmates WHO HAD ALREADY SERVED MORE THAN THE NEW MAXIMUM SENTENCE and republicans went -------. The Bureau of Prisons releases 3100 who were in halfway houses and HAD NOT COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCES UNDER NEW GUIDELINES and republicans cheer.

What Obama did was fair and right. If the maximum sentence for a crime is reduced anyone in prison longer than that for that crime SHOULD be released.
Trump did not DO anything and does not deserve any credit for the DOJ following a bipartisan law passed by congress with a veto proof majority

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-21 09:28 AM

Thank you President Trump. Now let's test the hearts of America.
Please send everyone a new diamond ring to see how many complain and attack.

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-07-21 10:41 AM

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