WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice announced that 6,000 federal prisoners will be released between October 30 and November 2, some to halfway houses. They are eligible for release due to changes in sentencing laws made retroactive by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. More prisoners will be released in the coming months and years.
Jesselyn McCurdy, Senior Legislative Counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, had this comment: “Today’s announcement is nothing short of thrilling because it carries justice.