State of Reduction In Sentence Initiatives For Federal Offenders Increased Good Conduct Time | Special Programming Credits | Elderly Release | Compassionate
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, Aug 30, 2012
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.
CLICK TO SUPPORT | FedCURE Call-2-Action: S.1231 ~ Second Chance Reauthorization Act | Contact your Senators. Now! http://www.fedcure. org/documents/ S.1231SCRA2011. shtml Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2011, S.1231, 112th Cong. § 4(f) proposes to amend certain statutory provisions related to good conduct time in 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b)(1). The bill was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 21, 2011, and is awaiting full Senate
action. Similar legislation has not yet been introduced in the House.
ALERT: Sen. Grassley (R-IA) is still opposing the federal good time provisions of S.1231 ~ the Second Chance Reauthorization Act; and you all need to bombard his office urging him to support S.1231, as amended by ALB11493, 21 July 2011. Write, Call, e-Mail, Fax and or visit the Senator. Let him know how important federal good time allowances are and the huge cost savings.
Proposed Bill to Increase Good Time for federal offenders to 128 days a year:
Barber Amendment - Title 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b)(1) is amended as follows: by striking the number "54" in the first sentence as it appears and inserting in lieu thereof the number "128"; and in the same sentence, by striking "prisoner's term of imprisonment" and inserting in lieu thereof "term of sentence imposed" . This Amendment is retroactive. [END].
ACTION ON THESE BILLS Call, Fax & Write To: The Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman Committee on the Judiciary U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2138 RHOB, Washington, DC 20515-6216 Telephone: (202) 225-3951 Fax: (202) 225-8628 http://judiciary. house.gov/ about/contact. html