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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.

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