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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 8–9.
Published: 01 October 2011
... bail merely on their promise to return to court—called release on recognizance. Federal, state, and local officials should be encouraged to examine their systems and implement a more just, more rational, and less costly system of ensuring appearance and protecting public safety while those charged but...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 October 2011
... providing the indigent accused with the fairness that the American system of rights and liberties promised. If the experiment validated the premise that defendants with verifiable community ties could be released on their own recognizance far more often than anyone suggested, then pressure for widespread...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., the federal courts, and the District of Columbia. The majority of these systems have also replaced parole release discretion with defined good-time reductions for compliance with prison disciplinary rules and assigned prison programming, and this combination of sentencing and parole reform has been...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 285.
Published: 18 June 2020
...David I. Bruck © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2020 Emergency Parole Release for Older Parole-Eligible DOC Inmates Dear Secretary Moran and Chairwoman Bennett, I am writing to urge you to protect elderly Virginia prison inmates from the risk of death from COVID-19 by...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 294–318.
Published: 18 June 2020
... Social Worker would bring to their institution, including addressing issues related to halfway house placement, explaining eligibility for benefits to many uninformed or confused aging inmates before they are released, and removing some of the burdens placed on Case Managers. Recognizing the benefit that...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 257–258.
Published: 18 June 2020
... rehabilitation. Similarly, states must focus on all four of these recognized theories of punishment in their sentencing schemes. For many aging in prison, enforcing sentences based on these factors is misaligned with modern punishment theories, rendering them illogical, unfair, and unnecessary. Further, current...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 272–275.
Published: 18 June 2020
...Thomas J. Farrell Amendments to the compassionate release provisions of the federal First Step Act and Second Chance Acts provide some opportunity for release for elderly and infirm federal inmates. This article examines the reentry successes of three Pennsylvania state inmates, all convicted of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 292–293.
Published: 18 June 2020
... affected, as you continue to process the remaining inmates who are eligible for home confinement under pre- CARES Act standards. In addition, the CARES Act now authorizes me to expand the cohort of inmates who can be considered for home release upon my finding that emer- gency conditions are materially...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 286–291.
Published: 18 June 2020
... be released to home confinement forthwith. Anything less is profoundly inhumane and represents a colossal miscarriage of justice. © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2020 criminal law federal sentencing early release elderly prisoners sentencing reform COVID-19 prison...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 259–263.
Published: 18 June 2020
... are being granted clemency and released back into society. Simultaneously, a new interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment is allowing hundreds of juvenile “lifers” to be resentenced and often released. We argue that it is in the state’s interest to...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 264–271.
Published: 18 June 2020
...- mum, the Amendment prohibits punishment involving barbarous methods generally outlawed in the 18th cen- tury. 18 At the same time, the Court has also recognized that its Eighth Amendment inquiries are not limited to what was considered cruel and unusual at the time of this country s birth.19 The...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 276–284.
Published: 18 June 2020
... standards. © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2020 elderly prisoners prison health care criminal law health care prison reform sentencing reform early release federal sentencing The Special Perils of Being Old and Sick in Prison I. Health Care Standards for Chronically...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 243.
Published: 11 May 2020
... offenses, our presumption remains that there is no bail requested. People charged prior to trial will continue to hold the presumption of release on personal recognizance. Now more than ever, if we are going to ask the Court to detain someone pre-trial on a cash bail, we will do so only after critically...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 253–255.
Published: 11 May 2020
... illuminating research on prisoner reentry. Shortly thereafter, in 2018, she was invited to become a Thorsten Sellin Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science, an honor recognizing her seminal and enduring contributions to the advancement of the social sciences. Several years earlier, in...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 205–211.
Published: 11 May 2020
... permanently incorrigible, and hence are deserv- ing of the possibility of release at some future date.11 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER VOL . 32 , NO . 4 APR IL 2020 205 Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 205 211, ISSN 1053-9867, electronic ISSN 1533-8363. © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice. All...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 244.
Published: 11 May 2020
... contributed to positive outcomes. I believe this measured response is the most appropriate at this time. Recognizing that this situation continues to evolve daily, if not hourly, I encourage us all to continue our robust communication as we address this growing and complex health concern. District Attorney...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 195–201.
Published: 11 May 2020
... and went into effect in 2020. The reforms mandated that defendants who were arrested for most misdemeanors and many nonviolent felonies were to be released without cash bail. When the media and bail reform opponents seized on individual cases involving reoffenses by defendants who were released, some...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 212–220.
Published: 11 May 2020
... Moreover, U.S. recidivism rates outpace those of other countries with lower incarceration rates. One study showed that approximately five in six of the offenders released in the United States in 2005 were rearrested within nine years of release.11 At the other extreme, in Norway, which incarcerates only...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 128–137.
Published: 01 February 2020
... would be, based on the guidelines calculation. The goals of uniformity, proportionality, and certainty could be achieved only by designing the guidelines, including the Sentencing Table, to be mandatory. To be sure, the Commission recognized that there would be cases presenting unusual circumstances...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 92–101.
Published: 01 December 2019
... toward faster release to community supervision by completing recidivism-reduction programming. The law also includes several sentencing reforms to reduce the application and extent of lengthy prison sentences owing to mandatory minimums for drug offenses and weapons enhancements, along with other...