A now whole sentencing commission begins to consider changes to the federal sentencing guidelines. We will place all of our updates about the 2022-2023 cycle here for easy review. September 29 Update: Sentencing Commission Puts out Initial List of Priorities Long-time readers will know that the Sentencing Commission has been deeply broken for a number […]
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On October 6, 2022, President Biden indicated that he was pardoning all individuals that were convicted of Federal Marijuana Possession cases. Here is everything that we know so far about Biden's Proclamation and how it will work. Biden Proclaims that Federal Marijuana Possession Offenses are Pardoned The news came out earlier today that all federal […]
In this episode of the Mailbag, we discuss the pending legislation that is before congress that can assist federal inmates and how much of it is stuck in the senate. We also cover what to do if an incarcerated person is denied the CARES Act and whether all of the incarcerated persons are going to […]
Executive order on First Step Act was signed by President Biden on May 25, 2022. This was regarding criminal justice reform. The press release was titled, “President Biden to Sign Historic Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety.” The executive order sweeps broadly and includes the following: Requires full implementation of […]
Our office communicates with hundreds of inmates and their families each week through phone calls, emails and corrlinks. At least once a day we hear either an inmate or a loved one say that either they wanted to write a letter to the judge explaining their side of the story, they already wrote the letter […]
On March 22, 2022, Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina became the 10th Republican co-sponsor for the historic EQUAL Act legislation. The EQUAL Act passed the House of Representatives months ago. And even President Biden's Justice Department has endorsed it in a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting. However, it was sitting in the Senate blocked by […]
The Department of Justice has had a change of heart and will leave the decisions about returning to prison on an individual basis.