A Year-and-a-Day for an Escape

PITTSBURGH -A former Fayette County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day of imprisonment on her conviction of escaping from federal custody following a prior federal felony conviction, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today. United States District

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U.S. Sentencing Commission Publishes New Report on Drug Mandatory Minimums

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Earlier today, the U.S. Sentencing Commission published an updated report on mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenders.  The comprehensive report surveys recent sentencing trends for drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum penalties, as well as the impact such penalties have had on the Bureau of Prisons’ inmate population.  Among the key findings was the impact

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“When Prisons Become Nursing Homes”

This article discusses the growing population and expense of housing elderly inmates.  Currently, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons houses over 10,000 inmates aged 60 or older.  Recent audits by the Inspector General indicate that the BOP has woefully inadequate resources to deal with the elderly inmate population. http://reason.com/archives/2017/10/22/when-prisons-become-nursing-ho  

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