Since COVID-19 hit prisons, tens of thousands of people incarcerated in federal facilities have been allowed to serve their sentences at home under the CARES Act. They have started planning futures, gotten jobs, signed leases, and reintegrated with their families and communities. Now over 4,000 of these individuals may be sent back because of a Trump memo issued right as he left office.
Forcing thousands of people back to prison in this way would be cruel, legally unnecessary, ineffective at making us safer, and cost taxpayers millions. Everyone released under the CARES Act was determined not a risk as a condition of getting out, meeting strict criteria from Trump's Justice Department – and the Bureau of Prisons did not tell these individuals their release was temporary.
President Biden has the power to prevent this impending crisis by granting clemency to those serving sentences at home under the CARES Act right now. Tell him to act.
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