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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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Aug 27th, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA signed.
Aug 27th, 2016
Someone from Marysville, WA writes:
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Please bring back parole for federal prisoners
Aug 25th, 2016
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Aug 22nd, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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Please bring back federal parole
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Aug 13th, 2016
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Aug 13th, 2016
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Aug 12th, 2016
Someone from Marysville, WA writes:
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Please bring back federal parole
Aug 11th, 2016
Someone from El Paso, TX writes:
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Please restore federal parole.
Aug 4th, 2016
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Jul 31st, 2016
Someone from Somerset, KY writes:
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Prison should be rehabilitative only. Punishment is inherent with prison, no doubt. We cannot continue cruel and unusual punishment such as long prison sentences when other industrialized countries are setting an example on how prisons should be run ie see Norway, Germany, etc. Be rehabilitating, educating, providing structure will only help lower recidivism. Also, federal judges also sentence previous felons more stringent in case of further wrong doing. America it is time to learn to forgive and rehabilitate and stop unusually long sentences that result in cruel and unusual punishment.
Jul 31st, 2016
Someone from Marysville, WA writes:
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Please restore parole do the right thing
Jul 30th, 2016
Someone from Marysville, WA writes:
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Please restore parole
Jul 30th, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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please restore federal parole
Jul 27th, 2016
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Jul 23rd, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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please restore federal parole
Jul 20th, 2016
Someone from Rainbow City, AL writes:
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Please restore federal parole. It would easily save tax payer dollars, provide good behavior incentives, and help to reduce over crowding in prisons.
Jul 17th, 2016
Someone from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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My one and only brother is trying to fight a life sentence for something he didn't do,I am so very confused about this as well as puzzled by how they can strip someone of they life,enjoying his children and grandchild without no witnesses no weapons no priors not that kind of young man .......
Jul 17th, 2016
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Jul 12th, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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please fix this law
Jul 11th, 2016
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Jul 4th, 2016
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Please do the right thing and abolish these laws
Jul 3rd, 2016
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Please do the right thing and change these laws
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Jun 25th, 2016
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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please do the right thing
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