Skip to comments.Justice Department about to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release
Posted on 10/06/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT by GIdget2004
The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades.
The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the departments Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Most of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release.
The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission an independent agency that sets sentencing policies for federal crimes which reduced the potential punishment for future drug offenders last year and then made that change retroactive.
The commissions action is separate from an effort by President Obama to grant clemency to certain nonviolent drug offenders, an initiative that has resulted in 89 inmates being released early.
The panel estimated that its change in sentencing guidelines eventually could result in 46,000 of the nations approximately 100,000 drug offenders in federal prison qualifying for early release. The 6,000 figure, which has not been reported previously, is the first tranche in that process.
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clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right ...
What could possibly go wrong?
Don’t forget that gun ban.
x cons all around
Just in time for elections...
Is this to ease the news dump for December 2016 when bammy pardons thousands (tens of thousands?)?
What makes drug dealing a non-violent crime? Drug dealers kill one another on a daily basis then plea bargain.
Pardoning is one thing, wait till he gives em jobs with guns!
All part of the calculated plan. How the politically-blind remain so in this country is beyond me.
How many of the +/50K felons released in the last year know how or have used a gun?
Timed to coincide with the arrival of millions of reptiles from the middle east.
Continuing the fundamental transformation of the country.
Test run. Watch and see how many felons he’ll set free in January of 2017 as he prepares to leave office.
If for no other reason except to eff Americans in the *** one more time.
In some of this there is a legitimate effort to obtain fairness for those people who were sent to prison with enhanced sentences for crack cocaine (which are mostly black people) while those people who traded in identical amounts of flake cocaine (mostly white people) received significantly lesser sentences even though the drugs they traded were the same thing: cocaine.
I agree that the penalties for trading cocaine should be the same regardless of the form of the cocaine.
Hundreds plus more gun crimes on the way, at which point this administration will trash guns and not repetitive felons on the streets.
Gotta appreciate their tactics, and the media that remains silent in the face of the obvious.
That's you and me. I don't want to bunk with a lot of Mexicans, Muzzies, and dopers anyhow...
I guess we need a new chapter in the law books called Social Justice.
6,000 drug dealers back on the streets. In Asia they execute them.
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