H.R.61 - Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2009

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an alternate release date for certain nonviolent offenders, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an alternate release date for certain nonviolent offenders, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Provided that they have served half or more of their term of imprisonment, this bill allows for the early release of prisoners who are of the age of 45 years or older, who have never been convicted of a crime of violence, and who have not engaged in any violent conduct, which violate institutional disciplinary regulations.
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Official Summary

Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2009- Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Bureau of Prisons, pursuant to a good time policy, to release a prisoner who has served one half or more of his or her term of imprisonment if that prisoner: (1) has attained age 45;

Official Summary

Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2009- Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Bureau of Prisons, pursuant to a good time policy, to release a prisoner who has served one half or more of his or her term of imprisonment if that prisoner:
(1) has attained age 45;
(2) has never been convicted of a crime of violence; and
(3) has not engaged in any violation, involving violent conduct, of institutional disciplinary regulations.

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