Thousands of inmates who completed sentence-reduction programs expected to be released from prison this week
This week, thousands of inmates who have completed sentence-reduction programs are expected to be released from federal prison programs.
The “first step act” was created in 2018 and it promised a path to an early return for mostly nonviolent offenders who complete programs that reduce the chance of committing the same crime.
In November, the Justice Department found the Federal Bureau of Prisons did not apply time credits to about 60,000 inmates who earned them.
They will be released into a supervised release program, a “residential reentry center” or home confinement.
It is unclear how many eligible inmates will be released.