Just In Time For Halloween: Over 6,000 Federal Prisoners To Be Released This Weekend
The Department of Justice on Friday will begin releasing some 6,112 federal inmates under the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s new sentencing retroactivity guidelines for drug offenders.
This will be the largest one-time release of federal inmates ever, a law enforcement official told Fox News.
The timeframe for release by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons is Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Under the terms of these new sentencing guidelines, which took effect on Nov. 1, 2014, the Justice Department was given one year to prepare for the release of these prisoners.