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How To Avoid Overcrowding In Prisons

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6,600 Federal Inmates to be Released this Weekend This article explained how the biggest federal inmate release on record will take place this weekend. Obama is releasing nearly 6,000 criminals to avoid overcrowding in prisons and jails. Many of these criminals were convicted for drug offenses. The commission stated, “The sentencing commission decided a year ago to lower maximum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and to make the change retroactive, with the inmate releases effective November 1, 2015. Sentences were reduced an average of 18%.” This has become very controversial for American citizens. Many are questioning their own safety and where the released offenders are going to live. The article used Samuel Hamilton, who spent
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