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December 24, 2020
Managing COVID-19 - December BOP Oversight Hearing

On December 2, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee of Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held an Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Marshal’s Service on how they are managing COVID-19. During this hearing, the committee questioned BOP Director Michael Carvajal and USMS Director Donald Washington on the progression of COVID-19 within their institutions.

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October 27, 2020
Covid Concerns in the Federal Prisons

There are many covid concerns in the federal prison system.  In this post, we examine an identified concern as well as  a proposed bill to address said concerns. Covid Concerns by Prison Employees and Inmates In an article for The Washington Post, Kim Bellware outlined a letter from Senators Warren and Durbin to Bureau of […]

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September 5, 2020
The Supreme Court Makes a Big Finding for the Native American Tribes in McGirt

This case may not have substantial implications for much other than Native Americans who are accused of committing a crime on a reservation.

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February 15, 2020
An In-Depth Look at the Smarter Sentencing Act

The Smarter Sentencing Act, which has stalled several times before, is making its way through Congress. Learn more about the Smarter Sentencing Act here.

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August 26, 2019
Helpful Resource: the BOP's PATTERN Risk and Needs Assessment

The BOP recently released a 102-page book to describe the development and implementation of its new PATTERN risk and needs assessment tool.

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August 20, 2019
Felon Possession of Firearm: Rehaif v. United States

The Supreme Court judgement under Rehaif said that a felon must have knowledge that they are unable to be in possession of a firearm. Why is the Rehaif Case Important? The Rehaif case may be significant because of its consequences.  It is possible that there will now be a flood of litigation from defendants who will […]

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August 14, 2019
Elderly Offender Home Detention Program

The Elderly Offender Home Detention Program is a program by which an “Eligible Elderly Offender” or an “Eligible Terminally Ill Offender” can go home for the rest of their sentence.

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December 23, 2018
The First Step Act Explained

The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.

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July 2, 2018
Supreme Court Guidance On 3582 Motions With 11C1C

The Sentencing Reform Act requires a district court to calculate and consider a defendant’s Guidelines range in every case. Hughes v. United States, No. 17–155, 584 U. S. ____ (2018)   Eric Hughes accepted a plea deal in 2013 after being accused of four charges related to drug conspiracy. He pled guilty to conspiracy to […]

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