****Urgent Call To Action****
4,000 PEOPLE COULD BE SENT BACK TO PRISON. CONTACT your Congressional leaders and President Joe Biden now.
Subject: Grant clemency to people on CARES Act home confinement.
“Over 4,000 people currently serving sentences at home under the CARES Act right now could be forced back to prison on the basis of a last-minute Trump legal memo. As your constituent, I’m urging you to prevent this crisis by using clemency to commute the sentences of these individuals now.
As a reminder, the CARES Act of 2020 broadened the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) authority to release people to home confinement to protect lives from COVID-19 risks, but nothing in it states that they should be sent back to prison once the emergency of the pandemic is over.
Moreover, everyone released was already determined to be a “low risk.” This was part of the condition of their release and less than one percent have violated the terms of their release once transferred to home confinement. Most people, instead, have started planning futures, gotten jobs, signed leases, and reintegrated with their families and communities.
On the campaign trail, you promised to reduce the federal prison population, but as president, you could preside over one of the fastest expansions of the federal prison population if you do not take action on this issue.”
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Call to Action: People Could be Sent Back to Prison