TITLE

6,000 drug offenders go free

AUTHOR(S)
Investor's Business Daily
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Investors Business Daily;10/7/2015, pA02
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons to free prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes in late October 2015 after the Sentencing Commission has voted to cut drug sentences, however each release must be approved by a judge.
ACCESSION #
110192835

 

Related Articles

  • Early Release Incentives.  // Probation & Parole Law Reports;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p72 

    The article discusses the court case Peck v. Thomas in connection with the validity of a U.S. Bureau of Prisons regulation that excludes firearms convicted inmates from a drug treatment program offering early release incentive.

  • Federal Drug Treatment Program and Early Release: Priority Placement Claim Fails.  // Correctional Law Reporter;Jun/Jul2012, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p14 

    The article discusses issues related to decision of the court in Close v. Thomas case that through "proximity to release" need not be calculated on the possibility of early release. It has been informed that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) instituted Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Programs...

  • Pork back in prisons after pressure. Shearer, P. Scott // National Hog Farmer Exclusive Insight;10/26/2015, p4 

    The article reports that pork roast will be put back on the menu at federal prisons by U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) after pressure from the pork industry and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

  • Lock 'Em Up? There's No More Room! Silas, Faye A. // American Bar Association Journal;Oct83, Vol. 69 Issue 10, p1351 

    Reports on key issues and developments relevant to the implementation of early release programs for prisoners to prevent overcrowding in prisons. Pros and cons to the program; Advantages and disadvantages of the program; Implications on prison laws and legislation. INSETS: Electric Leg Irons:...

  • III. Prisons Reintroducing Early-Release Program.  // Corrections Compendium;Spring2012, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p32 

    The article informs that Illinois prisons are planning to reintroduce the early release program, for the early release of the offenders with adding more restrictions and regulations to original structure of the program, to reduce the prison population.

  • Federal BOP Puts a Little Compassion in Its Newest Release Program. ELLIS, ALAN; HURST II, E. J. // Criminal Justice;Winter2014, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p41 

    The article focuses on the reduction-in-sentence (RIS) program of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Topics discussed include the factors considered by the sentencing court in RIS decisions, the compassionate release regulations promulgated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the...

  • Addressing Federal Prison Growth: Updates from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections. Watts Jr., J. C.; Mollohan, Alan B. // Corrections Today;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p6 

    The author looks at the federal prison population increase in the U.S. and its effects on the corrections community, as it reached from 25,000 in 1980 to 214,000 offenders in 2014. Topics covered include common issues faced by prisons and correctional facilities run by the Federal Bureau of...

  • Population Explosion. Marshall, Eliot // New Republic;6/5/76, Vol. 174 Issue 23, p5 

    Focuses on the increasing population of prisoners in the U.S. Assertion of federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Mike Aun on the percentage increase of the total prison population; Information that the federal system alone houses 21 percent more than its full capacity and is receiving new convicts...

  • Population Explosion. Marshall, Eliot // New Republic;6/5/76, Vol. 174 Issue 23, p5 

    Focuses on the increasing population of prisoners in the U.S. Assertion of federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Mike Aun on the percentage increase of the total prison population; Information that the federal system alone houses 21 percent more than its full capacity and is receiving new convicts...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics