Some Federal Inmates Allowed to Continue Staying Home

The Department of Justice extends policy as the COVID-19 emergency health measures end.

 The Department of Justice recently announced that federal inmates sent home due to COVID-19 prison health regulations will be allowed to finish their interments in their homes even after the COVID-19 health policy ends. The emergency measure was put in place in March 2020 to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and is set to expire on May 11. The prisoners sent to home confinement under this measure were all confined due to low-level, non-violent federal charges.

“This final rule makes clear that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons has the discretion to ensure that those who have made rehabilitative progress and complied with the conditions of home confinement are not unnecessarily returned to prison,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. He added that the department remains committed to “the successful transition of those on home confinement back to society.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That this policy updates improve the lives of those confined with low-level federal charges and that they do not reoffend.
  • For Attorney General Garland to leads the Department of Justice with clarity and purpose.
  • For administration officials as they transition away from COVID-19-era policies.

Sources: Department of Justice,  Reuters


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