I guess the bright side of this is at least they’re not releasing all 50,000 prisoners eligible for reduced sentences. Does anyone else get the feeling that this won’t end well? 6,000 prisoners released from federal prison all at once just can’t be a good thing…
The Justice Department is set to release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes established last year, a federal law enforcement official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.
The new drug sentencing guidelines from U.S. Sentencing Commission, which are intended to reduce penalties on certain nonviolent drug offenders, also applies to any future offenders.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission decided in July 2014 that close to 50,000 federal inmates locked up on drug charges would be eligible for reduced sentences. The new sentencing guidelines took effect on Nov. 1, 2014.
Via: FOX News