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Did you know?

H.R. 62 The Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2013 This bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Jackson Lee on January 3, 2013.  It was referred to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations for review on January 25, 2013.  It is not a law.
The bill would require the Bureau of Prisons to change its good time credit policy to require that prisoners be released if they (1) have served one half or more of their sentences, (2) are age 45 or older, (3) have never been convicted of a crime of violence, and (4) have not engaged in any violation of Bureau of Prisons disciplinary regulations that involved violent conduct.
FAMM supports increasing the amount of good time credit federal prisoners can earn.
To read the full text of the bill, click here.  To follow the bill’s progress, click here.


What do these numbers tell us?

Corrections According to a study by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 7.1 million men and women were under adult correctional supervision in the nation’s prisons or jails or on probation or parole at year end 2010. About 70 percent (4.9 million) of the adults under correctional supervision at yea rend 2010 were supervised in the community (either probation or parole) while 30 percent (2.2 million) were incarcerated in the nation’s prisons or jails. At year end 2010, approximately one in every 33 adult U.S. residents was under community supervision or incarcerated. An estimated 962 inmates per 100,000 adult U.S. residents were incarcerated in state or federal prison or in local jails at year end 2010. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Correctional Population in the United States, 2010, December 2011)

What are you going to say?

What are you going to say?
Just what are you going to say that day when you are going to court in support of your child/ren or love one?
As we both know that will not be easy for the victim, or for your self. You will have to make sure that you are security camera ready. Check with your local county court house to see the rules that apply to enter the building. Cause, this can only add to the tensions that will already be high. Especially, if this is a crime, that has involved individuals or property. Then the victim may have their family there and also supporters, media for their support.
So what do you say to the victim, the family and or, supporters? You both have been brought together on this chosen day in time. Being, brought together whether known or unknown by the force of the vary crime. Often, this meeting for the very first time in the courthouse, you will face your darkest night  And if it is a victim less case like drugs, burglary, just to name a few. You will still need to s…