4,000 People Could Be Sent Back to Prison. Contact Biden Now.

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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Message Recipients: President Biden

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Grant clemency to people on CARES Act home confinement.

Over 4,000 people currently serving sentences at home under the CARES Act right now could be forced back to prison on the basis of a last-minute Trump legal memo. As your constituent, I'm urging you to prevent this crisis by using clemency to commute the sentences of these individuals now.

As a reminder, the CARES Act of 2020 broadened the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) authority to release people to home confinement to protect lives from COVID-19 risks, but nothing in it states that they should be sent back to prison once the emergency of the pandemic is over.

Moreover, everyone released was already determined to be a "low risk." This was part of the condition of their release and less than one percent have violated the terms of their release once transferred to home confinement. Most people, instead, have started planning futures, gotten jobs, signed leases, and reintegrated with their families and communities.

On the campaign trail, you promised to reduce the federal prison population, but as president, you could preside over one of the fastest expansions of the federal prison population if you do not take action on this issue.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]

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