Thousands of federal convicts released to home confinement during COVID will be sent BACK to prison when the pandemic 'emergency' is over, Biden administration says
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Go ahead, pull the other one
  • The White House's move underscores a Trump-era memo written in late January

  • It states that inmates released on home confinement under the CARES Act must return to prison up to 30 days after the pandemic state of emergency ends

  • Officials reportedly said the decision is based on legal interpretation, not policy

  • The decision applies to roughly 4,000 nonviolent inmates

  • Democrats in Congress and groups including the ACLU have put pressure on Biden to use his presidential powers to reverse the Trump DOJ policy

  • A nationwide spike in COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant means the emergency declaration will likely last through the rest of the year

Posted by: Skidmark 2021-07-21