FedCURE News: Federal Parole & Re-entry Legislation

Legislation to establish a hybrid system of parole and good time allowances; and provide reentry opportunities for federal offenders.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

State of Reduction In Sentence Initiatives For Federal Offenders

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State of Reduction In Sentence Initiatives For Federal Offenders

Increased Good Conduct Time | Special Programming Credits | Elderly Release | Compassionate Release Program

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   The current landscape of the state of reduction in sentence initiatives for federal offenders is set out in the report in five (5) pending legislative devices and or proposals seeking to reduce federal prison sentences, inter alia, to increase amount of good conduct time credits for federal inmates above the current credit of 47 days per year, awarded after serving each year of a term of imprisonment; credits for special programming; early release for elderly inmates; and reduction in sentence for extraordinary reasons.


Fast Track Reduction In Sentence (RIS) Policy - for Terminally Ill Federal Inmates.

FedCURE Proposal

Fast Track Reduction In Sentence (RIS) Policy - for Terminally Ill Federal Inmates.
Title 18 USC Sec. 3582 - Imposition of Sentence, (c) Modification of an Imposed Term of Imprisonment (a/k/a: "Reduction In Sentence" or "Compassionate Release"):

Shamefully, subsection (C)(1)(A)(i) and (ii) is the most underutilized statute on the books.

Federal Defender, Steve Sady, does an excellent job in bringing federal inmate Phillip Smith's case to light and that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "Reduction In Sentence" (Compassionate Release) procedures are broken.
FedCURE has been the forerunner in processing Sec. 3582 and 4205(g) "Reduction In Sentence" or "Compassionate Release" cases advocating on the behalf of federal inmates and their families with the federal Bureau of Prisons central office. We have experienced the administrative gamut in working with the bureau, inmates and their families in processing these cases. It the last year several cases needlessly ended tragically, because the inmates died before the process was completed, or even started. Aside from carrying out the death penalty, the bureau's current practices in processing medical RIS cases are the most inhumane. If DOJ can bring a person into custody within in 1 day, it surely can release the dying in 1 day. Of late the Federal Bureau of Prisons could not process these cases within 1 year.

FedCURE and its partners have been developing a strategy to accomplish this end.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.