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Bipartisan legislation to reform the Elderly Home Detention Pilot Program and Compassionate Release from federal prisons – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

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...

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Clients Who Have Received Clemency through the Trump Administration

The Justice Advocacy Group notes a number of its clients have received pardons and commutations from the Trump Administration. They are listed below in...

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Updated News Regarding DOJ/BOP’s Covid-19 Related Emergency Home Confinements

In January of this year the Attorney General’s Deputy Counsel offered current perspective and potential resolution regarding CARES Act authority to BOP and home...

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Recent BOP/DOJ and Congressional Updating Regarding First Step Act [FSA]

Two years after enactment of the First Step Act (12/21/18), the Attorney General recently submitted a progress summary reviewing FSA implementation, the status of...

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Updated BOP Response to Covid-19

BOP COVID-19 Modified Operations Plan March 2020...

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Further FSA Update

Regarding the most recent FSA updates – two issues are initially worth comment: * For earned time credits FSA/BOP note completed ‘days’ of programming...

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January 2020 Updates to First Step Act – Earned Credits Programming Still in Development and Not Fully Implemented [Could be Another Year or Two]

As of January 15th 2020 – all BOP inmates will receive assignment for participation in evidence-based recidivism reduction (EBRR) programs and productive activities. The...

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DOJ Announces Release of Inmates Under First Step Act and Publishes FSA ‘Risks and Needs Assessment System’

The Department of Justice announced on 7/19/19 with regards to the First Step Act (FSA) that over 3,100 federal inmates are being released, prioritization...

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Elderly Offender Home Detention / First Step Act / Compassionate Release

BOP issued a revised Compassionate Release program statement in January 2019 regarding elderly offender home confinement and recent considerations of the First Step Act....

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Recent BOP Revisions to RDAP Policies

The BOP has revised aspects of their Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) as published in the Federal Register and set to become policy on...

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