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Amid the COVID-19 public health pandemic, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, authors of the bipartisan First Step Act, introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the Elderly Home Detention Pilot Program and compassionate release from federal prisons … Elderly offenders, the fastest-growing portion of the prison population, have much lower rates of recidivism and are much more expensive to incarcerate due to their health care needs … the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act would reform the Elderly Home Detention Pilot Program and compassionate release … joining Durbin and Grassley in cosponsoring the legislation are Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Elderly Home Detention and Compassionate Release Amid Covid-19 Pandemic (2/10/21