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.
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