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Resurrect Parole For Federal Prisoners

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Nearly 30 years ago, The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 (The Act) gave birth to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) as an independent agency of the Judicial branch. (Section 994(a) of title 28) The Act also abolished discretionary federal parole, consequently, greatly increasing the expected time a federal prisoner must serve in prison, which is, by far, the most dominating factor contributing to the federal prison population explosion, from 1987-2013. It's been a mass stockpiling of human beings that is soon to reach a quarter-million federal prisoners.
The rapid population growth of federal prisoners, as explained above, is quickly and positively undermining public confidence in the criminal justice system as a whole, if not promoting disrespect for it, particularly since the Sentencing Commission has from the start ignored the will of Congress concerning prison overcrowding as expressed in Section 994(g) of title 28.
From it's inception, The Act has spawned the construction of dozens of federal prisons spanning from one end of the country to the other, at an average cost of 50-million dollars a piece to build.
Slightly modifying The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 by restoring federal parole would easily save American taxpayers, and the government billions of dollars, reduce prison violence by offering prisoners the incentive of applying for parole with satisfactory conduct while incarcerated, and as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. seeks...to reduce the monstrous prison overcrowding calamity that The Act brought into existence as a result of mid-'80's policy decisions. Policies that have never evolved with the passage of time.
Seeing that the U.S. Sentencing Commission is the direct offspring of The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which is the out-of-control defiant child of Congress, it is only Congress that can control it and rectify the glaring error of its ways.
There is no better time than the present time to resurrect parole for the 219, 200 and growing number of federal prisoners.
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Oct 9th, 2013
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Oct 8th, 2013
Someone from Ocean Shores, WA writes:
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When you take away parole you take away hope, when you take away hope you destroy the desire for change !!
Oct 8th, 2013
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Someone from Peru, IL writes:
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Please bring back federal parole
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Someone from Corsicana, TX writes:
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reform makes sense
Oct 8th, 2013
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Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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Releasing some of the non-violent offenders can help decrease some of the government spending as it cost for these federal Inmates to be housed and feed. I also agree that if we push some of these employers using tax breaks and incentives to hire ex-offenders this would be a great aid in reducing the current recidivism rate.
Oct 8th, 2013
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Someone from Del Rio, TX writes:
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the governmet complains they have no money they should do early release and make a law that employers should hire offenders ,I also believe that the government should not keep any prisoner so long when there are other ways to this , unless they are serial killers, murderers ,or child molesters those are the real criminals to beware off...
Oct 8th, 2013
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Someone from Green Bay, WI writes:
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what is happening down south is horrible! Need to use all resources to help the inocent and set them free.
Oct 8th, 2013
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