BOP Shares Its (Very Low) Numbers on “Compassionate Release”

By Christopher Zoukis Midway through the second Obama term, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and some other government agencies began to show greater interest in “compassionate release” — systematically reducing sentences of federal inmates with “extraordinary and compelling” reasons, such as advanced age, debilitating or terminal illness — for […]

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Study Shows 39 Percent Reduction In Prison Population Would Not Affect Public Safety

By Christopher Zoukis A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law claims imprisoning 576,000 state and federal inmates – 39 percent of the nation’s 1.46 million total – serves no compelling purpose, and alternative sentencing could save almost $20 billion annually without compromising public safety. The […]

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