6,000 Inmates Granted Early Release

Between October 30 and November 2, the Federal Bureau of Prisons will release 6,000 nonviolent drug offenders as part of an effort to overhaul the overcrowded prison system and reform sentencing policies, with an additional 8,550 inmates eligible for release in the coming year. What do you think?

“Back into the warm, open arms of society they go.”

Jacqueline Ramsay • Bank Teller

“Great, now our streets will be flooded with the chaos of nonviolent one-time offenders.”

Scott Kassel • Unemployed

“If we start releasing these criminals, then who’s next? The wrongfully convicted?”

Tripp Sherwood • Systems Analyst

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