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First Step Act: Thousands of Inmates Released

Epoch Times

The Department of Justice announced that over three thousand inmates will be released on July 19.

“And starting today at prisons around the country nearly thirty-one hundred inmates are being released from BP (Bureau of Prisons) custody due to the increase in good time credits applied to reduce their sentences under the first step act,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a press conference. 

The First Step Act, a bipartisan push for prison reform, was passed last year with strong support from President Trump and Congress.

As a part of the law, sentences are to be recalculated retroactively after accounting for good behavior credit, credit that would only allow sentences to be reduced by 47 days per year before the bill.

Now they may be reduced by 54 days per year.

Read the rest here: Epoch Times

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4 Responses to First Step Act: Thousands of Inmates Released

  1. c walker says:

    they only release violent people good for business. need more money for prisons to hold political offenders.

    • Neal Joitke says:

      Please correct me if I am wrong retroactive is just a Jewish word for post defacto. The federal constitution forbids it. Like me making a law 2019 calling the law effective 1970 you get the idea.

      • KOYOTE says:

        FOR EXAMPLE;IF YOU WENT TO JAIL IN 1970, THEY REMOVE 54 DAYS A YEAR FROM YOUR SENTENCE, UP TO THE PRESENT. 54 TIMES HOWEVER MANY YEARS THAT THIS GIVES YOU , PLUS OTHER “REDUCTIONS” IS THE REDUCTION FOR “GOOD BEHAVIOR”……IN OTHER WORDS, THEY NEED THE ROOM………….TO THE VICTIMS OF CRIME OUT THERE…… YOUR BEING SCREWED. BESIDES THAT…. HOW MANY CHILD MOLESTERS ARE GOING FREE?

  2. mary in TX says:

    trumps version of due process?

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