The Biden administration is making Americans less safe.
The DOJ has just announced that federal inmates that were released due to COVID will not be returned to prison.
After months of pressure on the Biden administration by activists and lawmakers, the Justice Department will now allow federal inmates released on home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic to not return to prison, reversing its own legal opinion. https://t.co/4naC66EDAV
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2021
The Justice Department on Tuesday reversed its own legal opinion and said it would allow federal inmates released on home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic to stay out of prison.
The decision announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland came after months of pressure on President Joe Biden from criminal justice groups, lawmakers and other advocates. In the final days of the Trump administration, DOJ said released inmates would have to return to prison at the end of the emergency period declared during the pandemic. Nearly 3,000 former inmates would have potentially been taken back to prison.
DOJâ€™s Office of Legal Counsel said Tuesday that it did not â€œlightly depart from our precedents, and we have given the views expressed in our prior opinion careful and respectful consideration.â€
The office concluded that the Federal Bureau of Prisonsâ€™ â€œpreexisting authorities does not require that prisoners in extended home confinement be returned en masse to correctional facilities when the emergency period ends.â€
Senator Tom Cotton(R-AR) said that the Biden administration is allowing “serious criminals avoid prison.”
The Biden administration is using the pandemic as an excuse to let serious criminals avoid prison.
This is a dangerous mistakeâ€”especially during a crime waveâ€”and a slap in the face to the victims. https://t.co/4bSVfbS1Tj
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) December 22, 2021
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