News Get ready 'Murica 6000 Federal Inmates about to hit the streets

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  1. Getthepoisonout

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    U.S. to release 6,000 inmates over a few days
    It's part of an effort to ease overcrowding and roll back the harsh penalties given to nonviolent drug dealers.
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    Mark Boster / TNS

    Roughly 6,000 U.S. inmates are to be released from federal prison as part of an effort to ease overcrowding and roll back the harsh penalties given to nonviolent drug dealers in the 1980s and ’90s, according to federal law enforcement officials.

    By: MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT The New York Times, Published on Tue Oct 06 2015
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to release roughly 6,000 inmates from federal prison as part of an effort to ease overcrowding and roll back the harsh penalties given to nonviolent drug dealers in the 1980s and ’90s, according to federal law enforcement officials.

    The release is scheduled to occur from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, and will be one of the largest one-time discharges of inmates from federal prisons in American history, said the officials. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing matters that had not been publicly announced by the Justice Department.

    The Bureau of Prisons is arranging for many of the inmates to initially move into halfway houses, one official said.

    In April, the U.S. Sentencing Commission created guidelines that reduced the penalties for many nonviolent drug crimes and made some of those changes retroactive. At the time, officials said the move applied to at least 50,000 federal inmates sentenced under the previous guidelines.

    The new guidelines were issued amid increasing support for an overhaul of sentencing. The U.S. has a quarter of the world’s prison population. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that prison spending, which accounts for a third of the Justice Department’s budget, needs to be reduced. News of the prison release was first reported by the Washington Post.

    On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are considering other ways to scale back the numbers of people who are facing lengthy stays in federal prison because of nonviolent drug crimes.

    Last week a bipartisan group of powerful senators proposed a broad overhaul of the existing system for imposing mandatory minimum sentences. Those changes are being urged on by President Barack Obama and a coalition of activist groups that range from the far right to the far left.

    The changes would be retroactive if the legislation is enacted, and lawmakers estimated that up to 6,500 prisoners — many of them charged with offences related to crack cocaine — could qualify for resentencing under the changes.
     
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    I can see letting out non violent drug offenders. They just take up space and cost money.
     
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    Agreed I have no issue with this.

    We have more people in prison than the rest of the world by a large margin
     
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    Dust off Old Sparky and make room. Problem solved.

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    Welcome home guys lol
     
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    And if Obama had a son, they would all look like ...
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    You suggest that they don't belong in prison. I guess you want felons out doing their thing amongst us.
     
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    Being caught with a bag of weed a bunch of times shouldnt land u behind bars.....
     
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    I have no problem with this either, they never should have been locked up in the first place but the only problem is when you go to Federal prison for years and years the one thing you learn is how to be violent.
     
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    The bigger issue here is the fact that they've now become trained in many more ways to be criminals. I just don't see this as a good thing. They will go right back into their old business.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Yeah, people should only obey the laws which fit their lifestyle. I like to rob banks. I shouldn't be locked up for it.
     
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    Right and u have someone like elegant elliot offen running around free....that's telling you the system works ...righhhhttttt......thats gangster talk......
     
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    you know what this means
    mo money mo money for all of us.
    It's going to rain down on us with all the cost savings
    i'm buying a lexus today
     
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    no such thing as non violent crack cocaine dealer. that is a violent world. just ask glenn, he'll tell ya
     
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    If what you do causes no harm to other people or property there should be no law against it.
     
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    Sure, when I rob a bank I don't harm anyone. Therefore, it should be legal.

    I can't think of anyone harmed by drug use, right?
     
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    Dawgs numbers are gonna surge