First Step Act (Partially) Explained

We have been receiving many phone calls an emails regarding the meaning and application of the First Step Act.  We will summarize its relevant provisions and hope to clarify many of its misunderstood provisions. The Act made retroactive the reforms enacted by the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which reduced the disparity between crack and … Read moreFirst Step Act (Partially) Explained

Senate Needs to Take Action on the First Step Act NOW!

As many who follow our website and blogs know, the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed the First Step Act on May 22, 2018 and presented it to the Senate the day after. The First Step Act is a federal prison reform bill that will allow federal inmates to earn more time in alternative facilities … Read moreSenate Needs to Take Action on the First Step Act NOW!

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Definition of “Crime of Violence.”

We at NPSC have already received many inquiries about the impact of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision Sessions v. Dimaya which can be found here.  There is the potential that Dimaya can have a significant impact on many federal inmates who have had their sentence enhanced or a conviction based upon allegedly having committed a “crime … Read moreSupreme Court Strikes Down Federal Definition of “Crime of Violence.”

Rumored Federal Prison Camp Closures

National Prison and Sentencing Consultants (NPSC) has heard many rumors from federal inmates and others that have been circulating relating to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ closing certain federal prison camps in an effort to comply with its reduced 2019 Federal Budget allocation.  Although it is unclear what has been approved 2019, the 2019 Budget … Read moreRumored Federal Prison Camp Closures

Two Significant Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Federal Inmates Expected Soon

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on two cases that can have a significant impact on a large number of current federal inmates. Both of these cases can result in a significant number of federal inmates begin released from federal prison earlier than anticipated.  In Hughes v. United States the court will … Read moreTwo Significant Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Federal Inmates Expected Soon

Federal Bureau of Prisons Halfway House Closures and Reductions

As National Prison & Sentencing Consultants reported last November, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has been quietly terminating contracts with certain Residential Re-entry Centers, commonly known as Halfway Houses.  Many of our clients, as well as thousands of other federal inmates have been unnecessarily and unduly kept in a federal prison, many beyond their original … Read moreFederal Bureau of Prisons Halfway House Closures and Reductions

Administration Seeks Closure and Termination of Contracts with 16 Halfway Houses

As reported here, the Trump administration has been quietly cutting funding for  or closing 16 federal  Residential Reentry Centers, commonly referred to as  halfway houses.  NPSC has been monitoring this situation as a few weeks back several of our clients contacted us inquiring as to why their halfway house placement dates  were pushed back or … Read moreAdministration Seeks Closure and Termination of Contracts with 16 Halfway Houses