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Posted by Shelly Twining on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 07:53

On August 12, 2013, the Bureau of Prisons released a Program Statement regarding Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence: Procedures for Implementation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 3582(c)(1)(A) and 4205(g).  In this statement, the BOP details the summary of changes in the policy, the purpose and scope, program objectives, and other important information relating to compassionate releases/reductions in sentences.

BOP Program Statement -- Compassionate...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 09:51

The video replay of the Federal Criminal Practice Seminar dates have been scheduled.  Please see the attached notice for further information.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Sason at (216) 522-4856.

Notice of 2013 Federal Criminal Practice Seminar Video Replay



Posted by Shelly Twining on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:54

The FCC has approved new rules aimed to bring down the high rates presently charged by telephone companies at prisons for interstate long-distance calls.  The exorbitant costs charged to inmates and their families (some cases $17 for a 15 minute call) prohibits the inmate from maintaining contact with family and friends during their incarceration.  Studies have shown that there is a lower rate of recidivism with inmates who keep regular contact with family and friends during the incarceration.  ...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 15:50

The Sixth Circuit has vacated its earlier ruling in United States v. Blewett regarding full retroactivity of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. It will be holding its en banc argument in the case on October 9, 2013. Because the earlier ruling has such broad implications for hundreds of individuals who are presently incarcerated, we will continue to update this posting. US v Blewett, Order of 07-11-2013