Several Inmates To-Be Released from Prison Following CARES Act due to Coronavirus

Several Inmates To-Be Released from Prison Following CARES Act due to Coronavirus

Multiple inmates are scheduled to be  released from prison following a Coronavirus outbreak at the Otisville Correctional Facility as well as other Federal prisons across the nation, a source told Boro Park 24.

Following the CARES Act passed in Congress and signed by President Trump, Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to the BOP Director calling on BOP to prioritize the use of “various statutory authorities” to grant home confinement to certain eligible prisoners in response to the disease, taking into account a number of discretionary factors.

Those set to be released had to enter self-quarantine in the prison, so that when they are released they show no symptoms and are clear from Coronavirus.

Following a significant outbreak at the Otisville prison and other BOP facilities, and with some people being at high-risk if they are infected with the virus, the Bureau of Prisons will release some inmates that are considered high-risk if infected, and are non-violent and a low risk to society.

The first set of prisoners will be released on April 22nd, with others to follow. They will be sent to home confinement once released.


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