PETITION FOR IMMEDIATE BOP APPLICATION OF FIRST STEP ACT TIME CREDITS EARNED 2019-2021

PETITION FOR IMMEDIATE BOP APPLICATION OF FIRST STEP ACT TIME CREDITS EARNED 2019-2021

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The First Step Act still has the opportunity to be the once-in-a-generation criminal justice reform law that it was intended to be. Under the Act, incarcerated Americans can earn time off the tail end of their custodial prison sentences by being transferred to home confinement. This does not reduce a sentence imposed, but is intended to benefit people for changing themselves for the better. Americans in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody  do this by voluntarily participating in evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and productive activities for time credits to be timely applied, intended by Congress as the incentive for voluntary behavioral modification.
 
This is a win-win solution. Incarcerated Americans have earned the right to complete their sentences in home confinement.  The public should have already benefited and should be continuing to benefit by saving millions of taxpayer dollars related to confinement costs.

Unjustly, under the current (and prior) Presidential Administrations, the Bureau of Prisons has refused to apply time credits earned by Americans during calendar years 2019 through 2021. First Step Act incentive programming implementation disparities and earned time credit application failures need to stop.  This travesty of justice should not be permitted to continue any longer. Americans in custody are entitled to timely application of all time credits earned that have been deliberately ignored by the BOP in the last three-years.

Join Attorney Ralph S. Behr, Federal Sentencing Alliance, and Interrogating Justice in calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to direct the Bureau of Prisons to immediately apply First Step Act time credits already earned by Americans in BOP custody during 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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