PSEA-HR 2656: The Public Safety Enhancement Act of 2013


Also known as ( on twitter  #OpHiginio’s Law).

  1. What is it:
  2. HR 2656: The Public Safety Enhancement Act of 2013.
  3. What they say it is:
  4. “This bipartisan legislation uses risk assessment tools to reduce recidivism, lower the crime rate, and reduce the amount of money spent on the federal prison system.”
  5. What is really does:
  6. Helps non-violent prisoners, like those convicted of computer based crimes, earn privileges and credit towards time served.
  7.  WHAT THE ACT SAYS:
  8. In General, not later than 6 months after the of the enactment of the Act, the Attorney General shall develop and release for use by the Bureau of Prisons a ‘Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System’ (which shall provide risk and needs assessment tools for each prisoner) to:
  9. (1) classify the recidivism risk level of prisoners as low, moderate, or high as part of the intake process, and assign the prisoner to appropriate recidivism reduction programs or productive activities based on that classification and the prisoner’s specific needs;
  10. (2) reassess the recidivism risk level of prisoners periodically, and reassign the prisoner to appropriate recidivism reduction programs or productive activities based on the revised classification, the specific needs of the prisoner, and the successful completion of recidivism reduction programs;
  11. (3) determine when a prisoner who has been classified as having a low recidivism risk level is ready to transfer into pre-release custody.
  12.  (1) FAMILY PHONE AND VISITATION PRIVILEGES- A prisoner who is successfully participating in a recidivism reduction program or a productive activity shall receive, for use with family (including extended family), close friends, mentors, and religious leaders–
  13. (A) up to 30 minutes per day, and up to 900 minutes per month that the prisoner is permitted to use the phone; and
  14. (B) additional time for visitation at the prison, as determined by the warden of the prison.
  15.  (2) TIME CREDITS
  16. If a prisoner is successfully participating in and/or completing programs, holding a prison job, participating in educational courses, participating in faith-based services and courses, or delivering programs or faith-based services and courses to other prisoners, the prisoner can earn:
  17. (A)Low risk –         30 days time credits per month
  18. (B)Moderate risk – 15 days time credits per month
  19. (C)High risk – 8 days time credits per month
  20.  Low risk prisoners will be eligible for consideration for alternative custody such as halfway houses, home confinement, ankle bracelets, etc.  These incentives described in this subsection shall be in addition to any other rewards or incentives for which a prisoner may be eligible.

We have posted this in support of Kylie and Brody Ochoa, Higinio Ochoa’s family. We ask you all to get involved as this not only helps this family, but possibly millions of other families in the very same position. Hig was convicted of a non violent cyber crime.  We believe there should be alternative sentencing for all non violent crimes, rather than spending upwards of $34-50,000 a year to incarcerate. Our prisons across the nation are FULL of people who harmed no one. We believe that prison should be reserved for violent offenders. Incarcerating Non violent offenders feeds the mass incarceration monster!!

TAKE ACTION NOW!!!!

 

What can YOU do?  If you are on twitter, please join us in sending tweets

(messages) to selected representatives. Contact ( via twitter) 

@Kirclaire  @Miss_Marilisa  @MissAnonFatale 

 

if you are already on twitter,  copy and paste the tweets contained in this pastebin and start tweeting!!!

 

And- Contact your U.S. Representative and tell him/her to co-sponsor and support this bill! 

 

Don’t know who your U.S. Representative is??

Go to: http://m.house.gov/representatives/

 

enter your zip code, and it will tell you. You can then send an email or snail mail voicing your support for HR 2656 The Public Safety Enhancement Act 2013.  

 

thanks to @Kirclaire for putting this information together!!

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4 thoughts on “PSEA-HR 2656: The Public Safety Enhancement Act of 2013

  1. WE ARE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD….THATS FOR SURE…WE SHOULD BE WORLD LEADERS IN HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE IN OR OUT OF PRISON…WE SHOULD BE LEADING THE WAY FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING..SADLY OUR GOVERNMENT IS FULL OF SELF INVESTED LEADERS WHORES AND THIEVES EVERYONE IS SICK OF THE SCUM IN WASHINGTON AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LETS GET RID OF THE LOT…..

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