US to allow 46K prisoners to apply for earlier release from prison


46,265 prisoners will be eligible to apply to have their sentences reduced.

photo credit: Tony Avelar/Christian Science Monitor

 

Today, the US Sentencing Commission voted to make the latest reductions in federal sentencing guidelines, which it approved in April, apply to people currently serving sentences in federal prison for drug crimes.

46,265 prisoners will be eligible to apply to have their sentences reduced. The average reduction will be about 25 months. Prisoners will begin to be released on November 1, 2015.

Read more about the way that the guidelines were changed, and how they work, here.

Via VOX

 

 

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3 thoughts on “US to allow 46K prisoners to apply for earlier release from prison

  1. Will this also apply to state prison for aggravated cases , we need a prison reform for all inmates that have aggravated cases for first time offenders, or take into consideration.Some inmates went to prison when young teenagers and needed a second chance in life. Please advice . Thank you for reading my concerns and many more families.

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