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Added Clarification of First Step Act Early Release Eligibility and Time Credit Application

As follow-up to the Department of Justice 1/13/22 release (noted in previous FSA update), the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts’ 1/31/22 supplemental memorandum provides...

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DOJ-BOP Formally Implementing ‘First Step Act’ Time Credits: Codifying Rules and Procedures for Earning and Application

BOP transferring inmates from Federal facilities to pre-release and early supervised release – formalizing how FSA time credits are applied – 10 to 15...

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

Discretion to Continue the Home-Confinement Placements of Federal Prisoners After the COVID-19 Emergency: “This Office concluded in January 2021 that, when the COVID-19 emergency...

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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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