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Exclamation 6-28-05 Reinstitution of Parole and Good Time Bill Introduced

It is with deep gratitude and many thanks to the Honorable Congressman
from Illinois, Mr. Danny Davis, for introducing HR 3072 yesterday in the
House of Representatives that would reintroduce parole and old law good
time into the prison system and ameliorate compassionate release. We
also thank Congressman Davis for allowing FedCure to offer its
suggestions and play an active role. I am attaching a .pdf version of
this bill to this e-mail because it is not yet up on Thomas Locator. I
want to emphasize that each inmate must have every one of their family
and friends contact their Congressman and request co-sponsorship of this
bill. Please get copies of the bill into every facility as soon as
possible. The press release should be available today as well. We are
in this for the long haul, but let's start making some noise now!!!
Kenny Linn, J.D. LL.M.
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(Original Signature of Member)
109TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. R. .
To revive the system of parole for Federal prisoners, and for other purposes.
Mr. DAVIS of Illinois introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on .
A BILL
To revive the system of parole for Federal prisoners, and
for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. PAROLE.
4 Part III of title 18, United States Code, is amended
5 by inserting before chapter 313 the following:
6 ‘‘CHAPTER 312—PAROLE
‘‘Sec.
‘‘4201. Definitions.
‘‘4202. Parole Commission created.
‘‘4203. Powers and duties of the Commission.
‘‘4204. Powers and duties of the Chairman.
‘‘4205. Time of eligibility for release on parole.
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‘‘4206. Parole determination criteria.
‘‘4207. Information considered.
‘‘4208. Parole determination proceeding; time.
‘‘4209. Conditions of parole.
‘‘4210. Jurisdiction of Commission.
‘‘4211. Early termination of parole.
‘‘4212. Aliens.
‘‘4213. Summons to appear or warrant for retaking of parolee.
‘‘4214. Revocation of parole.
‘‘4215. Appeal.
‘‘4216. Applicability of Administrative Procedure Act.
1 ‘‘§ 4201. Definitions
2 ‘‘As used in this chapter—
3 ‘‘(1) the term ‘Commission’ means the United
4 States Parole Commission;
5 ‘‘(2) the term ‘Commissioner’ means any mem-
6 ber of the United States Parole Commission;
7 ‘‘(3) the term ‘Director’ means the Director of
8 the Bureau of Prisons;
9 ‘‘(4) the term ‘eligible prisoner’ means any Fed-
10 eral prisoner who is eligible for parole pursuant to
11 this title or any other law, including any Federal
12 prisoner whose parole has been revoked and who is
13 not otherwise ineligible for parole;
14 ‘‘(5) the term ‘parolee’ means any eligible pris15
oner who has been released on parole or deemed as
16 if released on parole under section 4164 or section
17 4205(f); and
18 ‘‘(6) the term ‘rules’ means rules made by the
19 Commission under section 4203.
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‘‘§ 4202. Parole Commission created
‘‘(a) GENERALLY.—There is hereby established, as
an independent agency in the Department of Justice, a
United States Parole Commission which shall be comprised
of nine members appointed by the President, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President
shall designate from among the Commissioners one to
serve as Chairman.
‘‘(b) TERM.—The term of office of a Commissioner
shall be six years, except that the term of a person appointed
as a Commissioner to fill a vacancy shall expire
six years from the date upon which such person was appointed
and qualified. Upon the expiration of a term of
office of a Commissioner, the Commissioner shall continue
to act until a successor has been appointed and qualified,
except that no Commissioner may serve in excess of twelve
years.
‘‘(c) COMPENSATION.—Commissioners shall be compensated
at the highest rate now or hereafter prescribed
for grade 18 of the General Schedule pay rates (5 U.S.C.
5332).
‘‘§ 4203. Powers and duties of the Commission
‘‘(a) ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS.—The Commission
shall meet at least quarterly, and by majority vote shall—
‘‘(1) make rules establishing guidelines for the
powers enumerated in subsection (b) of this section
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and such other rules and regulations as are necessary
to carry out a national parole policy and the
purposes of this chapter;
‘‘(2) create such regions as are necessary to
carry out this chapter; and
‘‘(3) ratify, revise, or deny any request for regular,
supplemental, or deficiency appropriations,
prior to the submission of the requests to the Office
of Management and Budget by the Chairman, which
requests shall be separate from those of any other
agency of the Department of Justice.
‘‘(b) SUBSTANTIVE POWERS.—The Commission, by
majority vote, and pursuant to the procedures set out in
this chapter, shall have the power to—
‘‘(1) grant or deny an application or recommendation
to parole any eligible prisoner;
‘‘(2) impose reasonable conditions on an order
granting parole;
‘‘(3) modify or revoke an order paroling any eligible
prisoner; and
‘‘(4) request probation officers and other individuals,
organizations, and public or private agencies
to perform such duties with respect to any parolee
as the Commission deems necessary for maintaining
proper supervision of and assistance to such parol-
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ees; and so as to assure that no probation officers,
individuals, organizations, or agencies shall bear excessive
caseloads.
‘‘(c) DELEGATION.—The Commission, by majority
vote, and pursuant to rules and regulations—
‘‘(1) may delegate to any Commissioner or commissioners
powers enumerated in subsection (b) of
this section;
‘‘(2) may delegate to administrative law judges
any powers necessary to conduct hearings and proceedings,
take sworn testimony, obtain and make a
record of pertinent information, make findings of
probable cause and issue subpoenas for witnesses or
evidence in parole revocation proceedings, and recommend
disposition of any matters enumerated in
subsection (b) of this section, except that any such
findings or recommendations shall be based upon the
concurrence of not less than two hearing examiners;
‘‘(3) may delegate authority to conduct hearings
held pursuant to section 4214 to any officer or
employee of the executive or judicial branch of Federal
or State government; and
‘‘(4) may review, or may delegate to the National
Appeals Board the power to review, any decision
made pursuant to subparagraph (1) of this sub-
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section except that any such decision so reviewed
must be reaffirmed, modified or reversed within thirty
days of the date the decision is rendered, and, in
case of such review, the individual to whom the decision
applies shall be informed in writing of the Com-
mission’s actions with respect thereto and the reasons
for such actions.
‘‘(d) QUORUM.—Except as otherwise provided by law,
any action taken by the Commission pursuant to subsection
(a) of this section shall be taken by a majority
vote of all individuals currently holding office as members
of the Commission which shall maintain and make available
for public inspection a record of the final vote of each
member on statements of policy and interpretations adopted
by it. In so acting, each Commissioner shall have equal
responsibility and authority, shall have full access to all
information relating to the performance of such duties and
responsibilities, and shall have one vote.
‘‘(e) COOPERATION WITH STATES.—
‘‘(1) GENERALLY.—The Commission shall,
upon the request of the head of any law enforcement
agency of a State or of a unit of local government
in a State, make available as expeditiously as possible
to such agency, with respect to individuals who
are under the jurisdiction of the Commission, who
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have been convicted of felony offenses against the
United States, and who reside, are employed, or are
supervised in the geographical area in which such
agency has jurisdiction, the following information
maintained by the Commission (to the extent that
the Commission maintains such information)—
‘‘(A) the names of such individuals;
‘‘(B) the addresses of such individuals;
‘‘(C) the dates of birth of such individuals;
‘‘(D) the Federal Bureau of Investigation
numbers assigned to such individuals;
‘‘(E) photographs and fingerprints of such
individuals; and
‘‘(F) the nature of the offenses against the
United States of which each such individual has
been convicted and the factual circumstances
relating to such offense.
‘‘(2) NONDISSEMINATION REQUIREMENT.—Any
law enforcement agency which receives information
under this subsection shall not disseminate such information
outside of such agency.
‘‘§ 4204. Powers and duties of the Chairman
‘‘(a) GENERALLY.—The Chairman shall—
‘‘(1) convene and preside at meetings of the
Commission under section 4203 and such additional
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meetings of the Commission as the Chairman may
call or as may be requested in writing by at least
three Commissioners;
‘‘(2) appoint, fix the compensation of, assign,
and supervise all personnel employed by the Commission
except that—
‘‘(A) the appointment of any administrative
law judge shall be subject to approval of
the Commission within the first year of judge’s
employment; and
‘‘(B) regional Commissioners shall appoint
and supervise such personnel employed regularly
and full time in their respective regions as
are compensated at a rate up to and including
grade 11 of the General Schedule pay rates (5
U.S.C. 5332);
‘‘(3) assign duties among officers and employees
of the Commission, including Commissioners, so
as to balance the workload and provide for orderly
administration;
‘‘(4) direct the preparation of requests for appropriations
for the Commission, and the use of
funds made available to the Commission;
‘‘(5) designate not fewer than three Commissioners
to serve on the National Appeals Board of
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whom one shall be so designated to serve as vice
chairman of the Commission (who shall act as
Chairman of the Commission in the absence or disability
of the Chairman or in the event of the vacancy
of the Chairmanship), and designate, for each
such region established under section 4203, one
Commissioner to serve as regional Commissioner in
each such region, but in each such designation the
Chairman shall consider years of service, personal
preference and fitness, and no such designation shall
take effect unless concurred in by the President, or
his designee;
‘‘(6) serve as spokesman for the Commission
and report annually to Congress on the activities of
the Commission; and
‘‘(7) exercise such other powers and duties and
perform such other functions as may be necessary to
carry out the purposes of this chapter or as may be
otherwise provided by law.
‘‘(b) ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS.—The Chairman
shall have the power to—
‘‘(1) without regard to section 3324(a) and (b)
of title 31, enter into and perform such contracts,
leases, cooperative agreements, and other transactions
as may be necessary in the conduct of the
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functions of the Commission, with any public agency,
or with any person, firm, association, corporation,
educational institution, or nonprofit organization;
‘‘(2) accept voluntary and uncompensated services,
notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31;
‘‘(3) procure for the Commission temporary and
intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title
5, United States Code;
‘‘(4) collect systematically the data obtained
from studies, research, and the empirical experience
of public and private agencies concerning the parole
process;
‘‘(5) carry out programs of research concerning
the parole process to develop classification systems
which describe types of offenders, and to develop
theories and practices which can be applied to the
different types of offenders;
‘‘(6) publish data concerning the parole process;
‘‘(7) devise and conduct, in various geographical
locations, seminars, workshops and training programs
providing continuing studies and instruction
for personnel of Federal, State and local agencies
and private and public organizations working with
parolees and connected with the parole process; and
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‘‘(8) use the services, equipment, personnel, information,
facilities, and instrumentalities with or
without reimbursement therefor of other Federal,
State, local, and private agencies with their consent.
‘‘(c) POLICIES TO BE FOLLOWED.—In carrying out
his functions under this section, the Chairman shall be
governed by the national parole policies promulgated by
the Commission.
‘‘§ 4205. Time of eligibility for release on parole
‘‘(a) GENERALLY.—Whenever confined and serving a
definite term or terms of one year or more, a prisoner
shall be eligible for release on parole after serving onethird
of such term or terms or after serving ten years of
a life sentence or of a sentence of over 25 years notwithstanding
any other statute to the contrary. A prisoner convicted
under the law of the District of Columbia shall be
subject to the guidelines used by the former District of
Columbia board of parole.
‘‘(b) COURTS’ POWER AT TIME OF SENTENCING.—
Upon entering a judgment of conviction, the court having
jurisdiction to impose sentence, when in its opinion the
ends of justice and best interest of the public require that
the defendant be sentenced to imprisonment for a term
exceeding one year, may—
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‘‘(1) designate in the sentence of imprisonment
imposed a minimum term at the expiration of which
the prisoner shall become eligible for parole, which
term may be less than but shall not be more than
ten years; or
‘‘(2) fix the maximum sentence of imprisonment
to be served in which event the court may specify
that the prisoner may be released on parole at such
time as the Commission may determine.
‘‘(c) INFORMATION FOR COURT.—
‘‘(1) COMMITMENT FOR STUDY.—If the court
desires more detailed information as a basis for determining
the sentence to be imposed, the court may
commit the defendant to the custody of the Attorney
General, which commitment shall be deemed to be
for the maximum sentence of imprisonment prescribed
by law, for a study as described in subsection
(d).
‘‘(2) REPORT TO COURT.—The results of such
study, together with any recommendations which the
Director of the Bureau of Prisons believes would be
helpful in determining the disposition of the case,
shall be furnished to the court within three months
unless the court grants time, not to exceed an additional
three months, for further study.
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‘‘(3) COURT ORDER.—After receiving such reports
and recommendations, the court may in its
discretion—
‘‘(A) place the offender on probation as authorized
by section 3561; or
‘‘(B) affirm the sentence of imprisonment
originally imposed, or reduce the sentence of
imprisonment, and commit the offender under
any applicable provision of law.
‘‘(4) COMMENCEMENT OF TERM OF SEN-
TENCE.—The term of the sentence shall run from
the date of original commitment under this section.
‘‘(d) STUDY OF PRISONER SENTENCED TO IMPRIS-
ONMENT.—Upon commitment of a prisoner sentenced to
imprisonment under subsection (a) or (b), the Director,
under such regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe,
shall cause a complete study to be made of the prisoner
and shall furnish to the Commission a summary report
together with any recommendations which in his opinion
would be helpful in determining the suitability of the
prisoner for parole. This report may include data regarding
the prisoner’s previous delinquency or criminal convictions,
pertinent circumstances of the prisoner’s social
background and capabilities, the prisoner’s mental and
physical health, and such other factors the Director con-
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siders pertinent. The Commission may make such other
investigation as it may deem necessary.
‘‘(e) DUTY OF PROBATION OFFICERS.—Upon request
of the Commission, it shall be the duty of the various probation
officers and government bureaus and agencies to
furnish the Commission information available to such officer,
bureau, or agency, concerning any eligible prisoner or
parolee and whenever not incompatible with the public interest,
their views and recommendation with respect to
any matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
‘‘(f) SHORT PRISON TERMS.—Any prisoner sentenced
to imprisonment for a term or terms of not less
than six months but not more than one year shall be released
at the expiration of such sentence less good time
deductions provided by law, unless the court which imposed
sentence, shall, at the time of sentencing, provide
for the prisoner’s release as if on parole after service of
one-third of such term or terms notwithstanding section
4164. This subsection does not prevent delivery of any
person released on parole to the authorities of any State
otherwise entitled to his custody.
‘‘(g) REDUCTION IN SENTENCE.—At any time upon
motion of the Bureau of Prisons, the court may reduce
any minimum term to the time the defendant has served.
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The court shall have jurisdiction to act upon the application
at any time and no hearing shall be required.
‘‘§ 4206. Parole determination criteria
‘‘(a) GENERALLY.—An eligible prisoner shall be
granted parole, subject to subsections (b) and (c), and
pursuant to guidelines issued by the Commission, if the
eligible prisoner has substantially observed the rules of the
institution or institutions to which he has been confined,
and if the Commission, upon consideration of the nature
and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics
of the prisoner, determines that release would
not—
‘‘(1) depreciate the seriousness of his offense or
promote disrespect for the law; or
‘‘(2) jeopardize the public welfare;, such prisoner
shall be released.
‘‘(b) NOTICE TO PRISONER.—The Commission shall
furnish the eligible prisoner with a written notice of its
determination not later than twenty-one days, excluding
holidays, after the date of the parole determination proceeding.
If parole is denied such notice shall state with
particularity the reasons for such denial.
‘‘(c) GOOD CAUSE EXCEPTION.—The Commission
may grant or deny release on parole notwithstanding the
guidelines referred to in subsection (a) of this section if
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it determines there is good cause for so doing, if the prisoner
is furnished written notice stating with particularity
the reasons for its determination, including in detail the
information relied upon.
‘‘(d) RELEASE AFTER 2/3 OF SENTENCE.—Any prisoner,
serving a sentence of five years or longer, who is
not earlier released under this section or any other applicable
provision of law, shall be released on parole after
having served two-thirds of each consecutive term or
terms, or after serving 30 years of each consecutive term
or terms of more than 45 years including any life term,
whichever is earlier, but the Commission shall not release
such prisoner if it determines that the prisoner has seriously
or frequently violated institution rules and regulations
or that there is a reasonable probability that he will
commit any Federal, State, or local crime.
‘‘§ 4207. Information considered
‘‘In making a determination under this chapter (relating
to release on parole) the Commission shall consider,
if available and relevant—
‘‘(1) reports and recommendations which the
staff of the facility in which such prisoner is confined
may make;
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‘‘(2) official reports of the prisoner’s prior
criminal record, including a report or record of earlier
probation and parole experiences;
‘‘(3) presentence investigation reports;
‘‘(4) recommendations regarding the prisoner’s
parole made at the time of sentencing by the sentencing
judge;
‘‘(5) a statement, which may be presented orally
or otherwise, by any victim of the offense for
which the prisoner is imprisoned about the financial,
social, psychological, and emotional harm done to, or
loss suffered by such victim;
‘‘(6) reports of physical, mental, or psychiatric
examination of the offender;
‘‘(7) release plans submitted by the prisoner
and correctional staff; and
‘‘(8) such additional relevant information concerning
the prisoner (including information submitted
by the prisoner) as may be reasonably available.
‘‘§ 4208. Parole determination proceeding; time
‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—In making a determination
under this chapter (relating to parole) the Commission
shall conduct a parole determination proceeding unless it
determines on the basis of the prisoner’s record that the
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prisoner will be released on parole. Whenever feasible, the
initial parole determination proceeding for a prisoner eligible
for parole under subsections (a) and (b)(1) of section
4205 shall be held not later than 60 days before the date
of such eligibility for parole. Whenever feasible, the initial
parole determination proceeding for a prisoner eligible for
parole pursuant to subsection (b)(2) of section 4205 or
released on parole and whose parole has been revoked shall
be held not later than 90 days following such prisoner’s
imprisonment or reimprisonment in a Federal institution,
as the case may be. An eligible prisoner may knowingly
and intelligently waive any proceeding.
‘‘(b) PREPARATION.—(1) At least 60 days before any
parole determination proceeding, the prisoner shall be provided
with—
‘‘(A) written notice of the time and place of the
proceeding; and
‘‘(B) reasonable access to a report or other document
to be used by the Commission in making its
determination, including the parole analyst summary.
‘‘(2) A prisoner may waive such notice, but if notice
is not waived the proceeding shall be held during the next
regularly scheduled proceedings by the Commission at the
institution in which the prisoner is confined.
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‘‘(c) EXCEPTIONS TO DISCLOSURE.—(1) Subsection
(b)(1)(B) does not apply to—
‘‘(A) diagnostic opinions which, if made known
to the eligible prisoner, could lead to a serious disruption
of his institutional program;
‘‘(B) any document which reveals sources of information
obtained upon a promise of confidentiality;
or
‘‘(C) any other information which, if disclosed,
might result in harm, physical or otherwise, to any
person.
‘‘(2) If any document is deemed by either the Commission,
the Bureau of Prisons, or any other agency to
fall within the exclusionary provisions of paragraph (1),
then it shall become the duty of the Commission, the Bureau,
or such other agency, as the case may be, to summarize
the basic contents of the material withheld, bearing
in mind the need for confidentiality or the impact on the
inmate, or both, and furnish such summary to the inmate.
‘‘(d) CONSULTATION.—(1) During the period before
the parole determination proceeding as provided in subsection
(b), a prisoner may consult, as provided by the
director, with a representative as referred to in subparagraph
(2) of this subsection, and by mail or otherwise with
any person concerning such proceeding.
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‘‘(2) The prisoner shall, if he chooses, be represented
at the parole determination proceeding by a representative
who qualifies under rules and regulations promulgated by
the Commission. Such rules shall not exclude attorneys as
a class.
‘‘(e) PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF PRISONER.—The
prisoner shall be allowed to appear and testify on his own
behalf at the parole determination proceeding, and may
be accompanied by a legal spouse if the spouse is approved
for visitation at the facility in which the prisoner is
housed.
‘‘(f) RECORD.—A full and complete audio and video
record of every proceeding shall be retained by the Commission.
Upon request, the Commission shall make available
to any eligible prisoner such record as the Commission
may retain of the proceeding.
‘‘(g) PERSONAL CONFERENCE.—If parole is denied,
a personal conference to explain the reasons for such denial
shall be held, if feasible, between the prisoner and
a representative of the Commission at the conclusion of
the proceeding. When feasible, the conference shall include
advice to the prisoner as to what steps may be taken to
enhance his chance of being released at a subsequent proceeding.
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‘‘(h) FREQUENCY OF PAROLE DETERMINATION PRO-
CEEDINGS.—In any case in which release on parole is not
granted, subsequent parole determination proceedings
shall be held not less frequently than:
‘‘(1) 12 months in the case of a prisoner with
a term or terms of more than one year but less than
ten years; and
‘‘(2) 18 months in the case of a prisoner with
a term or terms of ten years or longer.
‘‘§ 4209. Conditions of parole
‘‘(a) MANDATORY CONDITIONS.—In every case, the
Commission shall impose as conditions of parole that the
parolee not commit another Federal, State, or local crime,
that the parolee not possess illegal controlled substances,
and, if a fine was imposed, that the parolee make a diligent
effort to pay the fine in accordance with the judgment.
In every case, the Commission shall impose as a
condition of parole for a person described in section
4042(c)(4), that the parolee report the address where the
parolee will reside and any subsequent change of residence
to the probation officer responsible for supervision, and
that the parolee register in any State where the parolee
resides, is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student
(as such terms are defined under section 170101(a)(3) of
the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of
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1994). In every case, the Commission shall impose as a
condition of parole that the parolee cooperate in the collection
of a DNA sample from the parolee, if the collection
of such a sample is authorized pursuant to section 3 or
section 4 of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act
of 2000 or section 1565 of title 10. In every case, the
Commission shall also impose as a condition of parole that
the parolee pass a drug test prior to release and refrain
from any unlawful use of a controlled substance and submit
to at least 2 periodic drug tests (as determined by
the Commission) for use of a controlled substance. The
condition stated in the preceding sentence may be ameliorated
or suspended by the Commission for any individual
parolee if it determines that there is good cause for doing
so. The results of a drug test administered in accordance
with the provisions of the preceding sentence shall be subject
to confirmation only if the results are positive, the
defendant is subject to possible imprisonment for such
failure, and either the defendant denies the accuracy of
such test or there is some other reason to question the
results of the test. A drug test confirmation shall be a
urine drug test confirmed using gas chromatography/mass
spectrometry techniques or such test as the Director of
the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
after consultation with the Secretary of Health and
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Human Services may determine to be of equivalent accuracy.
The Commission shall consider whether the availability
of appropriate substance abuse treatment programs,
or an individual’s current or past participation in
such programs, warrants an exception.
‘‘(b) OTHER CONDITIONS.—The Commission may
impose or modify other conditions of parole to the extent
that such conditions are reasonably related to—
‘‘(1) the nature and circumstances of the offense;
and
‘‘(2) the history and characteristics of the parolee;
and may provide for such supervision and other limitations
as are reasonable to protect the public welfare.
‘‘(c) SPECIFICITY OF CONDITIONS.—The conditions
of parole should be sufficiently specific to serve as a guide
to supervision and conduct, and upon release on parole
the parolee shall be given a certificate setting forth the
conditions of his parole. An effort shall be made to make
certain that the parolee understands the conditions of his
parole.
‘‘(d) ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS.—(1) Release on parole
or release as if on parole (or probation, or supervised
release where applicable) may as a condition of such release
require—
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‘‘(A) a parolee to reside in or participate in the
program of a residential community treatment center,
or both, for all or part of the period of such parole;
or
‘‘(B) a parolee to remain at his place of residence
during nonworking hours and, if the Commission
so directs, to have compliance with this condition
monitored by telephone or electronic signaling
devices, except that a condition under this paragraph
may be imposed only as an alternative to incarceration.
‘‘(2) A parolee residing in a residential community
treatment center pursuant to paragraph (1)(A) may be required
to pay such costs incident to such residence as the
Commission deems appropriate.
‘‘(e) MODIFICATION.—(1) The Commission may modify
conditions of parole pursuant to this section on its own
motion, or on the motion of a United States probation officer
supervising a parolee, if the parolee receives notice of
such action and has ten days after receipt of such notice
to express views on the proposed modification. Following
such ten-day period, the Commission shall have 21 days,
exclusive of holidays, to act upon such motion or application.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this paragraph,
the Commission may modify conditions of parole,
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without regard to such ten-day period, on any such motion
if the Commission determines that the immediate modification
of conditions of parole is required to prevent harm
to the parolee or to the public.
‘‘(2) A parolee may petition the Commission on his
own behalf for a modification of conditions pursuant to
this section.
‘‘(3) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply
to modifications of parole conditions pursuant to a revocation
proceeding under section 4214.
‘‘§ 4210. Jurisdiction of Commission
‘‘(a) CUSTODY.—A parolee shall remain in the legal
custody and under the control of the Attorney General,
until the expiration of the maximum term of terms for
which such parolee was sentenced.
‘‘(b) TERMINATION.—Except as otherwise provided
in this section, the jurisdiction of the Commission over the
parolee shall terminate no later than the date of the expiration
of the maximum term or terms for which he was
sentenced, except that—
‘‘(1) such jurisdiction shall terminate at an earlier
date to the extent provided under section 4164
(relating to mandatory release) or section 4211 (relating
to early termination of parole supervision),
and
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‘‘(2) in the case of a parolee who has been convicted
of any criminal offense committed subsequent
to his release on parole, and such offense is punishable
by a term of imprisonment, detention or incarceration
in any penal facility, the Commission shall
determine, in accordance with the provisions of section
4214(b) or (c), whether all or any part of the
unexpired term being served at the time of parole
shall run concurrently or consecutively with the sentence
imposed for the new offense, but in no case
shall such service together with such time as the parolee
has previously served in connection with the offense
for which he was paroled, be longer than the
maximum term for which he was sentenced in connection
with such offense.
‘‘(c) EXTENSION.—In the case of any parolee found
to have intentionally refused or failed to respond to any
reasonable request, order, summons, or warrant of the
Commission or any member or agent thereof, the jurisdiction
of the Commission may be extended for the period
during which the parolee so refused or failed to respond.
‘‘(d) CONCURRENCE OF RUNNING OF TERM.—The
parole of any parolee shall run concurrently with the period
of parole or probation under any other Federal, State,
or local sentence.
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‘‘(e) CERTIFICATE OF DISCHARGE.—Upon the termination
of the jurisdiction of the Commission over any parolee,
the Commission shall issue a certificate of discharge
to such parolee and to such other agencies as it may determine.
‘‘§ 4211. Early termination of parole
‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Upon its own motion or upon request
of the parolee, the Commission may terminate supervision
over a parolee prior to the termination of jurisdiction
under section 4210.
‘‘(b) REVIEW.—(1) Two years after each parolee’s release
on parole, and at least annually thereafter, the Commission
shall review the status of the parolee to determine
the need for continued supervision. In calculating such
two-year period there shall not be included any period of
release on parole prior to the most recent such release,
nor any period served in confinement on any other sentence.
‘‘(2) The Commission shall establish early termination
guidelines and there shall be a presumption that
the parolee shall be terminated at the designated time unless
detailed written reasons are offered by the Commission
that prove the parolee would be a danger to the public
safety.
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‘‘(c) PRESUMPTIVE TERMINATION.—(1) Five years
after each parolee’s release on parole, the Commission
shall terminate supervision over such parolee unless it is
determined, after a hearing conducted in accordance with
the procedures prescribed in section 4214(a)(2), that such
supervision should not be terminated because there is a
likelihood that the parolee will engage in conduct violating
any criminal law.
‘‘(2) If supervision is not terminated under subparagraph
(1) of this subsection the parolee may request a
hearing annually thereafter, and a hearing, with procedures
as provided in subparagraph (1) of this subsection
shall be conducted with respect to such termination of supervision
not less frequently than biennially.
‘‘(3) In calculating the five-year period referred to in
subparagraph (1), there shall not be included any period
of release on parole prior to the most recent such release,
nor any period served in confinement on any other sentence.
‘‘§ 4212. Aliens
‘‘When an alien prisoner subject to deportation becomes
eligible for parole, the Commission may authorize
the release of such prisoner on condition that such person
be deported and remain outside the United States. Such
prisoner when his parole becomes effective, shall be deliv-
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ered to the duly authorized immigration official for deportation.
‘‘§ 4213. Summons to appear or warrant for retaking
of parolee
‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—If any parolee is alleged to have
violated his parole, the Commission may—
‘‘(1) summon such parolee to appear at a hearing
conducted pursuant to section 4213; or
‘‘(2) issue a warrant and retake the parolee as
provided in this section.
‘‘(b) ISSUANCE.—Any summons or warrant issued
under this section shall be issued by the Commission as
soon as practicable after discovery of the alleged violation,
except when delay is deemed necessary. Imprisonment in
an institution shall not be deemed grounds for delay of
such issuance, except that, in the case of any parolee
charged with a criminal offense, issuance of a summons
or warrant may be suspended pending disposition of the
charge.
‘‘(c) CONTENTS.—Any summons or warrant issued
pursuant to this section shall provide the parolee with
written notice of—
‘‘(1) the conditions of parole he is alleged to
have violated as provided under section 4209;
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‘‘(2) the parolee’s rights under this chapter;
and
‘‘(3) the possible action which may be taken by
the Commission.
‘‘(d) EXECUTION OF WARRANT.—Any officer of any
Federal penal or correctional institution, or any Federal
officer authorized to serve criminal process within the
United States, to whom a warrant issued under this section
is delivered, shall execute such warrant by taking such
parolee and returning the parolee to the custody of the
regional commissioner, or to the custody of the Attorney
General, if the Commission shall so direct.
‘‘§ 4214. Revocation of parole
‘‘(a) RIGHTS OF PAROLEE.—(1) Except as provided
in subsections (b) and (c), any alleged parole violator summoned
or retaken under section 4213 shall be accorded
the opportunity to have—
‘‘(A) a preliminary hearing at or reasonably
near the place of the alleged parole violation or arrest,
without unnecessary delay, to determine if
there is probable cause to believe that he has violated
a condition of his parole; and upon a finding
of probable cause a digest shall be prepared by the
Commission setting forth in writing the factors considered
and the reasons for the decision, a copy of
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which shall be given to the parolee within a reasonable
period of time; except that after a finding of
probable cause the Commission may restore any parolee
to parole supervision if—
‘‘(i) continuation of revocation proceedings
is not warranted; or
‘‘(ii) incarceration of the parolee pending
further revocation proceedings is not warranted
by the alleged frequency or seriousness of such
violation or violations;
‘‘(iii) the parolee is not likely to fail to appear
for further proceedings; and
‘‘(iv) the parolee does not constitute a danger
to himself or others; and
‘‘(B) upon a finding of probable cause under
subparagraph (1)(A), a revocation hearing at or reasonably
near the place of the alleged parole violation
or arrest within 60 days of such determination of
probable cause, except that a revocation hearing may
be held at the same time and place set for the preliminary
hearing.
‘‘(2) Hearings held pursuant to subparagraph (1)
shall be conducted by the Commission in accordance with
the following procedures:
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‘‘(A) Notice to the parolee of the conditions of
parole alleged to have been violated, and the time,
place, and purposes of the scheduled hearing.
‘‘(B) Opportunity for the parolee to be represented
by an attorney (retained by the parolee, or
if he is financially unable to retain counsel, counsel
shall be provided pursuant to section 3006A) or, if
he so chooses, a representative as provided by rules
and regulations, unless the parolee knowingly and
intelligently waives such representation.
‘‘(C) Opportunity for the parolee to appear and
testify, and present witnesses and relevant evidence.
‘‘(D) Opportunity for the parolee to be apprised
of the evidence against the parolee and, if the parolee
so requests, to confront and cross-examine adverse
witnesses, unless the Commission specifically
finds substantial reason for not so allowing.
‘‘(3) For the purposes of subparagraph (1) of this
subsection, the Commission may subpoena witnesses and
evidence, and pay witness fees as established for the courts
of the United States. If a person refuses to obey such a
subpoena, the Commission may petition a court of the
United States for the judicial district in which such parole
proceeding is being conducted, or in which such person
may be found, to request such person to attend, testify,
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and produce evidence. The court may issue an order requiring
such person to appear before the Commission,
when the court finds such information, thing, or testimony
directly related to a matter with respect to which the Commission
is empowered to make a determination under this
section. Failure to obey such an order is punishable by
such court as a contempt. All process in such a case may
be served in the judicial district in which such a parole
proceeding is being conducted, or in which such person
may be found.
‘‘(b) EFFECT OF CONVICTION.—(1) Conviction for
any criminal offense committed subsequent to release on
parole shall constitute probable cause for purposes of subsection
(a) of this section. In cases in which a parolee has
been convicted of such an offense and is serving a new
sentence in an institution, a parole revocation warrant or
summons issued pursuant to section 4213 may be placed
against the parolee as a detainer. Such detainer shall be
reviewed by the Commission within one hundred and
eighty days of notification to the Commission of placement.
The parolee shall receive notice of the pending review,
have an opportunity to submit a written application
containing information relative to the disposition of the
detainer, and, unless waived, shall have counsel as pro-
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vided in subsection (a)(2)(B) of this section to assist him
in the preparation of such application.
‘‘(2) If the Commission determines that additional information
is needed to review a detainer, a dispositional
hearing may be held at the institution where the parolee
is confined. The parolee shall have notice of such hearing,
be allowed to appear and testify on his own behalf, and,
unless waived, shall have counsel as provided in subsection
(a)(2)(B) of this section.
‘‘(3) Following the disposition review, the Commission
may:
‘‘(A) let the detainer stand; or
‘‘(B) withdraw the detainer.
‘‘(c) HEARING.—Any alleged parole violator who is
summoned or retaken by warrant under section 4213 who
knowingly and intelligently waives the right to a hearing
under subsection (a) of this section, or who knowingly and
intelligently admits violation at a preliminary hearing held
pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(A) of this section, or who
is retaken pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, shall
receive a revocation hearing within 90 days of the date
of retaking. The Commission may conduct such hearing
at the institution to which he has been returned, and the
alleged parole violator shall have notice of such hearing,
be allowed to appear and testify on his own behalf, and,
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unless waived, shall have counsel or another representative
as provided in subsection (a)(2)(B) of this section.
‘‘(d) ACTIONS OF THE COMMISSION.—Whenever a
parolee is summoned or retaken pursuant to section 4213,
and the Commission finds pursuant to the procedures of
this section and by a preponderance of the evidence that
the parolee has violated a condition of his parole the Commission
may take any of the following actions:
‘‘(1) Restore the parolee to supervision.
‘‘(2) Reprimand the parolee.
‘‘(3) Modify the parolee’s conditions of the pa-
role.
‘‘(4) Refer the parolee to a residential community
treatment center for all or part of the remainder
of his original sentence.
‘‘(5) Formally revoke parole or release as if on
parole pursuant to this title.
The Commission may take any such action provided it has
taken into consideration whether or not the parolee has
been convicted of any Federal, State, or local crime subsequent
to his release on parole, and the seriousness thereof,
or whether such action is warranted by the frequency or
seriousness of the parolee’s violation of any other condition
or conditions of his parole.
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‘‘(e) WRITTEN NOTICE.—The Commission shall furnish
the parolee with a written notice of its determination
not later than 21 days, excluding holidays, after the date
of the revocation hearing. If parole is revoked, a digest
shall be prepared by the Commission setting forth in writing
the factors considered and reasons for such action, a
copy of which shall be given to the parolee.
‘‘§ 4215. Appeal
‘‘(a) APPLICATION.—Whenever an individual disputes
the time of eligibility for release under section 4205,
parole release is denied under section 4206, parole conditions
are imposed or modified under section 4209, parole
discharge is denied under section 4211(b) or (c), or parole
is modified or revoked under section 4214, the individual
to whom any such decision applies may appeal such decision
by submitting a written application to the National
Appeal (Appeals) Board not later than 60 days following
the date on which the decision is rendered.
‘‘(b) REQUIREMENT TO ACT.—The National Appeals
Board, upon receipt of the appellant’s papers, must act
pursuant to rules and regulations within 60 days to reaffirm,
modify, or reverse the decision and shall inform the
appellant in writing of the decision and the reasons therefor.
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‘‘(c) ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REQUEST.—The National
Appeals Board may review any decision of a regional
commissioner upon the written request of the Attorney
General filed not later than 30 days following the decision
and, by majority vote, shall reaffirm, modify, or reverse
the decision within 60 days of the receipt of the Attorney
General’s request. The Board shall inform the Attorney
General and the individual to whom the decision
applies in writing of its decision and the reasons therefor.
‘‘§ 4216. Applicability of Administrative Procedure
Act
‘‘(a) GENERALLY.—For purposes of the provisions of
chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, other than sections
554, 555, 556, and 557, the Commission is an ‘agency’
as defined in such chapter.
‘‘(b) SPECIAL RULE.—For purposes of subsection (a)
of this section, section 553(b)(3)(A) of title 5, United
States Code, relating to rulemaking, does not include the
phrase ‘general statements of policy’.
‘‘(c) JUDICIAL REVIEW.—To the extent that actions
of the Commission pursuant to section 4203(a)(1) are not
in accord with section 553 of title 5, United States Code,
they shall be reviewable in accordance with the provisions
of sections 701 through 706 of title 5, United States
Code.’’.
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1 SEC. 2. CLERICAL AMENDMENT.
2 The table of chapters at the beginning of part III
3 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting
4 before the item relating to chapter 313 the following new
5 item:
‘‘312. Parole .................................................. ........................................ 4201’’.
6 SEC. 3. GOOD TIME CREDITS.
7 Part III of title 18, United States Code, is amended
8 by inserting after chapter 309 the following:
9 ‘‘CHAPTER 310—GOOD TIME CREDITS
‘‘Sec.
‘‘4161. Computation generally.
‘‘4162. Industrial good time.
‘‘4163. Discharge.
‘‘4164. Released prisoner as parolee.
‘‘4165. Forfeiture for offense.
‘‘4166. Restoration of forfeited commutation.
10 ‘‘§ 4161. Computation generally
11 ‘‘(a) Each prisoner convicted of an offense against
12 the United States and confined in a penal or correctional
13 institution for a definite term other than for life, whose
14 record of conduct shows that he has faithfully observed
15 all the rules and has not been subjected to punishment,
16 shall be entitled to a deduction from the term of his sen17
tence beginning with the day on which the sentence com18
mences to run, as follows:
19 ‘‘Five days for each month, if the sentence
20 is not less than six months and not more than
21 one year.
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‘‘Six days for each month, if the sentence
is more than one year and less than three
years.
‘‘Seven days for each month, if the sentence
is not less than three years and less than
five years.
‘‘Eight days for each month, if the sentence
is not less than five years and less than
ten years.
‘‘Ten days for each month, if the sentence
is ten years or more.
‘‘(b) When two or more consecutive sentences are to
be served, the aggregate of the several sentences shall be
the basis upon which the deduction shall be computed.
‘‘§ 4162. Industrial good time
‘‘(a) A prisoner may, in the discretion of the Attorney
General, be allowed a deduction from his sentence of not
to exceed three days for each month of any year or any
part thereof.
‘‘(b) In the discretion of the Attorney General such
allowance may also be made to a prisoner performing exceptionally
meritorious service or performing duties of outstanding
importance in connection with institutional operations.
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‘‘(c) A prisoner may, in the discretion of the Attorney
General, be allowed a deduction from his sentence of up
to three additional days for each month or part thereof
for superior program achievement. Superior program
achievement includes, but is not limited to, satisfactory
progress towards degrees from accredited educational institutions
or completion certificates from vocational technical
or rehabilitative programs and teaching such courses
of study. Each inmate shall be permitted to substitute Bureau
certified educational programs in place of institutional
employment or be allowed to do both. Such extra
good time allowances shall be in addition to commutation
of time for good conduct under section 4161 and under
the same terms and conditions and without regard to
length of sentence.
‘‘§ 4163. Discharge
‘‘All current and future sentences shall be recalculated
by the Director of the Bureau of Prisons based
upon the criteria set forth in sections 4161 and 4162(a),
(b), and (c), notwithstanding any other statute to the contrary.
Except as hereinafter provided a prisoner shall be
released at the expiration of his term of sentence less the
time deducted for good conduct. A certificate of such deduction
shall be entered on the commitment by the warden
or keeper. If such release date falls upon a Saturday, a
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Sunday, or on a Monday which is a legal holiday at the
place of confinement, the prisoner may be released at the
discretion of the warden or keeper on the preceding Friday.
If such release date falls on a holiday which falls
other than on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, the prisoner
may be released at the discretion of the warden or keeper
on the day preceding the holiday.
‘‘§ 4164. Released prisoner as parolee
‘‘A prisoner having served his term or terms less
good-time deductions shall, upon release, be deemed as if
released on parole until the expiration of the maximum
term or terms for which he was sentenced less one hundred
and eighty days. This section shall not prevent delivery
of a prisoner to the authorities of any State otherwise
entitled to his custody.
‘‘§ 4165. Forfeiture for offense
‘‘If during the term of imprisonment a prisoner commits
any offense or violates the rules of the institution,
all or any part of his earned good time may be forfeited.
‘‘§ 4166. Restoration of forfeited commutation
‘‘The Attorney General may restore any forfeited or
lost good time or such portion thereof as he deems proper
upon recommendation of the Director of the Bureau of
Prisons.’’.
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1 SEC. 4. CLERICAL AMENDMENT.
2 The table of chapters at the beginning of part III
3 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting
4 after the item relating to chapter 309 the following new
5 item:
‘‘310. Good time credits .................................................. ................. 4161’’.
6 SEC. 5. PAROLE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN PERSONS.
7 The United States Parole Commission created by the
8 amendments made by this Act shall also have jurisdiction
9 over the parole of persons whose parole was governed by
10 the Parole Commission Phase-Out Act of 1996 or section
11 11231 of Public Law 105–33, and shall exercise parole
12 authority with respect to those persons under the amend-
13 ments made by this Act.
14 SEC. 6. COMPASSIONATE RELEASE.
15 (a) EARLIER POSSIBLE COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
16 UNDER EXISTING LAW.—Section 3582(c) of title 18,
17 United States Code, is amended—
18 (1) by striking ‘‘70’’ and inserting ‘‘65’’; and
19 (2) by striking ‘‘30’’ and inserting ‘‘25’’.
20 (b) NEW MANDATORY COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
21 OPTION.—Section 3624 of title 18, United States Code,
22 is amended—
23 (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ‘‘at the early
24 release date provided in subsection (g), if applicable,
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or otherwise’’ after ‘‘A prisoner shall be released by
the Bureau of Prisons’’; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
‘‘(g) COMPASSIONATE RELEASE.—Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, the Bureau of Prisons shall
consider release from confinement if that prisoner—
‘‘(1) has served 25 years or more of his term
of imprisonment (including any consecutive term or
terms of imprisonment);
‘‘(2) has reached the age of 65; and
‘‘(3) has not engaged in any violation of institutional
disciplinary regulation involving violent aggressive
conduct.’’.
SEC. 7. RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.
This Act and the amendments made by this Act apply
to prisoners whose convictions occur before, on, or after
the date of the enactment of this Act.
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Well, the new parole bill has been introduced and now it's up to us to try & get this thing going. Fedcure has asked that every inmate's loved one contact their congressman to ask for support. I think that's the least that we can do.

My husband has been in almost 2 years, with 12 more to go. I've been missing him terribly lately and occassionaly have doubts that I can hold on for 12 more years. Parole is our only hope, as is for many. Booker/FanFan/Blakely did little for those already locked up.

I am not going to sit around and do nothing. I need my husband home. Please people, don't take the attitude that there isn't anyway this can pass so why bother. Even if it doesn't, we've got to start making our voices heard now.
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This is going to take a LOT of folks writing and calling their representatives in Congress! It is a bill for every federal prisoner and the only hope of many who are serving much too much time under the sentencing guidelines for the offenses for which they were convicted. Those in Congress need to hear that not everyone in this country wants to "lock them all up and throw away the key." Each letter, each phone call helps. The bill is introduced - now it's up to each and every one of us to try to get it passed. I'm sure FedCURE will keep us posted on its progress and what subcommittee it's in and who we need to contact on that subcommittee, as well as our own Congressional reps. In addition, FedCURE will be providing lobbying efforts as well, so they need our support also. (www.fedcure.org) Let's all work together and GET THE JOB DONE! Zelda
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There was another bill introduced by Sensenbrenner called HR 3020, does anyone know what 3020 purports to do?
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Thankfully HR 3030 has nothing to do with Criminal sentencing. I believe it has to do with Community Service Grants.
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There was another bill introduced by Sensenbrenner called HR 3020, does anyone know what 3020 purports to do?
HR 3020 is the US Parole Commission extentsion & sentencing commission authority act of 2005
Go to link below & type in HR 3020. The original link I posted didn't work.

http://thomas.loc.gov/
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I have read the text of 3020, my question is, what does it accomplish?
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Thanks Diane for sharing this info, I looked at my fedcure mail today and didn't see it, glad you did. Ok folks its time to get busy and write to show our support for this bill.
Without OUR work and help this bill won't get passed, it needs to be shown that we support it!!


The bill is now on the http//:thomas.loc.gov site , I'm printing it out and sending it tomorrow to the hubby. I'm using the printer friendly version and it is 19 pages long.

So to work we all need to go and help pass this.
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HR 3020 Amends the sentencing guidelines to incorporate the provisions of two other acts related to sentencing for terrorism and steroids.



HR 3020:
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  • In accordance with the procedure set forth in section 21(a) of the Sentencing Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-182), as though the authority under that Act had not expired, the United States Sentencing Commission shall--
    • (1) not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, amend the Federal sentencing guidelines, commentary, and policy statements to implement section 6703 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458); and
    • (2) not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, amend the Federal sentencing guidelines, commentary, and policy statements to implement section 3 of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-358).
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Boy, I must have dyslexia. Sorry about that.
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Now we need to make some noise. Let's write how many people do we know online let's tell each and everyone to write to congress.


I have been Praying Writing since the day my son got sentence. I won't stop till the day this bill is pass. Even if he comes home in 2 years and nothing has happen we need to continue and not give up.

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For those who know people in various locations...Please, Please, Please be sure to distribute copies into as many locations as possible.

We each know people...who we can pass information along to...but each and every prisoner has family and friends who will also offer their support and we need to reach out to them as well! Not all will hear about this, and some that do may consider it "just another rumor rolling the mill".
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Default H.R. 3072 To revive the system of parole for Federal prisoners, and for other purpose

Here is a link for the PDF of H.R. 3072 To revive the system of parole for Federal prisoners, and for other purposes from GPOAccess:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...3072ih.txt.pdf
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Okay, I don´t know how such a letter to congress would have to look like, (no US citizen!!)but to get as many people to send one, CANT WE HAVE A SAMPLE LETTER ATTACHED HERE SOMEWHERE; SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN SIMPLY PRINT AND COPY IT FOR EVERYBODY OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PUT THE OWN NAME AND SIGNATURE ON IT AND ADRESS OF THE CONGRESSMAN??????? BY THAT WAY WE`D GET MORE VOICES!!
Or someone who already wrote one, erase your personal info and attach it here!!!!! People are lazy,they rather copy that write
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On HR 3072 for those in the oregon area, i have already contacted congresswoman Darlen Hooley and have asked for support......her west linn office number is 503-557-7599 contact meagan mansfield.
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I just emailed Adam Putnam. He does read his mail, and emails, because he contacted me last year after I sent him a letter on federal parole that went out with the old congress. If he doesn't contact me this time too, I will go to his office and contact him!!
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Okay, I don´t know how such a letter to congress would have to look like, (no US citizen!!)but to get as many people to send one, CANT WE HAVE A SAMPLE LETTER ATTACHED HERE SOMEWHERE; SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN SIMPLY PRINT AND COPY IT FOR EVERYBODY OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PUT THE OWN NAME AND SIGNATURE ON IT AND ADRESS OF THE CONGRESSMAN??????? BY THAT WAY WE`D GET MORE VOICES!!
Or someone who already wrote one, erase your personal info and attach it here!!!!! People are lazy,they rather copy that write
I saved an email I got from Fedcure that has good "talking points" to use in a letter. Click on the link below and see if that will help you.
http://www.fedcure.org/documents/070...-30-FC-sig.pdf
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H.R. 3072 (Contact House Judiciary members Urging them to Support H.R. 3072)


Dear FedCURE Members and Friends:

Please contact each member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee at: http://judiciary.house.gov/CommitteeMembership.aspx and strongly urge them to support H.R. 3072- The Federal Parole Bill.

If you click on the committee members links, you will go to their e-mail page. You will need to contact each member, so cut and paste your message into their e-mail message box.

Click here to Contact the Congressperson in your district: http://www.fedcure.org/ContactCongressREP-SEN.shtml

Also complete mail labels for the House of Representatives, in word.doc format, are available here: http://clerk.house.gov/members/index.php.

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For Immediate Release For more information contact:
June 27 2005 Caleb Gilchrist (202) 225-5006
Tumia Romero (773) 533-7520

Congressman Danny K. Davis calls for
Reviving the System of Parole for Federal Prisoners

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) has introduced a bill today to reinstitute federal parole. Rep. Davis stated that, “first time non-violent offenders deserve a second chance to be released from prison and become contributing and productive citizens in society.” When the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines were imposed for federal defendants whose criminal activities took place subsequent to November 1, 1987, parole was eliminated. The majority of federal inmates are non-violent drug offenders with very long sentences. Many people in prison are serving life sentences for non-violent offenses without the possibility of parole.

Ninety-seven percent of all federal inmates are eventually released. Fortyfive thousand federal inmates were released last year in the United States. Presently, there are 181,000 federal detainees. The cost to house these inmates increases exponentially as they age. Total cost to U.S. taxpayers for federal incarceration is over $5 billion yearly. Re-entry of mostly indigent elderly inmates is significantly affecting state budgets. After many years of incarceration, inmates tend to lose all support. Their wives and children abandon them. They lose their ability to find and keep a job because they are banned from most jobs requiring a license and have received no alternative training in prison. There is very little money allotted to the federal prison system for rehabilitation programs.

The federal parole bill Rep. Davis introduced today will save taxpayers billions of dollars over the next several years by taking mainly non-violent first time offenders out of the prison system earlier and when provided support and rehabilitation assistance they can become contributing and self-sufficient members of society.

Courtesy of FedCURE: Please call and or write your congresspersons and urge them to support this important legislation. For details and full text of H.R. 3072, go to: http://www.fedcure.org/information/FedCURENews.shtml. No snail mail requests for copies pleas!.

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FedCURE Summary: Federal Parole/Federal Good Time Allowances (March 2005)
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SUMMARY
REVIVE THE SYSTEM OF PAROLE FOR FEDERAL
PRISONERS AND INCREASE GOOD TIME
ALLOWANCES FOR FEDERAL OFFENDERS
Parole of federal offenders began after enactment of legislation on
June 25, 1910. Under the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, the
United States Parole Commission retained jurisdiction over defendants who
committed their offenses prior to November 1, 1987. At the same time, the
Act provided for the abolition of the Parole Commission on November 1,
1992. The phase out of the Commission has been extended by statute
several times. The status of the Commission beyond November 1, 2005
remains unresolved despite the Commission having taken over supervision
of all DC offenders in addition to the remaining 4,000 Old Law offenders.
Presently, the Commission has over 100 employees and a budget of over $10
million.
When the U. S. Sentencing Guidelines were imposed for federal
defendants whose criminal activities took place subsequent to November 1,
1987, parole was eliminated. Early release was limited to approximately 47
days of good time each year and the sentences themselves were increased
appreciably. The majority of federal inmates are non-violent low-level drug
offenders with very long sentences. Moreover, the majority of this segment
of the federal inmate population is being incarcerated for the first time.
Thousands of people in prison are serving life sentences for non-violent
offenses without the possibility of parole. The vast majority of these people
are also first time offenders.
Ninety-seven per cent (97%) of all federal inmates are eventually
released. 45,000 federal inmates were released last year in the United States.
Presently, there are 181,000 federal detainees. The cost to house these
inmates increases exponentially as they age. Total cost to U. S. taxpayers
for federal incarceration is upwards of $7.25 billion yearly. Re-entry of
mostly indigent elderly inmates is significantly affecting state budgets.
After many years of incarceration, inmates tend to lose all support. Their
wives and children abandon them. They lose their ability to find and keep a
job because they are banned from most jobs requiring a license and have
FedCURE Summary: Federal Parole/Federal Good Time Allowances (March 2005)
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received no alternative training in prison. There is no money allotted to the
federal prison system for rehabilitation programs.
Reinstitution of the old parole and good time laws would reduce the
inmate population considerably. Those statues, with minor changes, would
reward those inmates who have shown positive institutional behavior with
earlier release. Although early release would not be guaranteed, it would
allow a second chance to those that prove they deserve that chance.
Supervision of all offenders would revert once again to an existing agency
with the expertise to determine the appropriate time for return to the
community without endangering the public safety.
It has been determined that this plan of parole and increased good
time will save U. S. taxpayers upwards of $2 billion per year by taking
mainly non-violent first-offenders out of the prison system earlier and
enabling them to become part of the productive mainstream of American
life.
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I have a friend that is in Texarkana Federal prison and he is getting a list of some of the inmates families addy's and #'s so I can get a sample letter and the address they need to write to out to them I am even volunteering to type the letter for them ha and then my mother in law and husband are still in county they are getting some addresses to so we can make some noise and hopefully get this bill passed!
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I wrote my letters this morning, I have one judicary member in my district, Hon. Howard Berman however I went ahead and wrote all the judicary members for the state of CA (cant hurt) I also sent this information to my loved one in the federal system asking them to let everyone know so friends and family can write, I also send website inofrmation so the others in the system can give this information on the phone or through letters so friends and family dont have to hunt it down..
If anyone is from Texas, Sheila Jackson is a good canidate for co-sponsoring this bill. So if anyone from Texas can bug her she may be the first co-sponsor.

Thanks, and please keep the letters and phone calls coming!!!
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Hey hoping someone could provide info on HR 3072. Last heard it went before committee. From this point, what will be the next necessary steps before it get passed Thanxs in advance for any info provided.
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