June 6, 2017: Trump Administration Opts Not to Close Private Federal Prisons
As NPSC reported back in August 2016, the Obama Administration issued an order closing many private federal prison facilities housing federal inmates. Identified then for closure were Adam County CI, Big Spring CI, Cibola County CI, D. Ray James CI, Eden CI, Giles W. Dalby CI, Great Plains CI, McRae CI, Moshannon Valley CI, Reeves I & II CI, Reeves III CI, Rivers CI, Taft CI. Many of the inmates housed in those federal prisons would have been transferred to lower security facilities, federal prison camps or halfway houses. These prisons housed approximately 21,000 inmates. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration rescinded that order so as to meet the “future needs of the federal correctional system.” Reading between the lines, such portends very little positive change for federal inmates as the Justice Department has elected to renew its failed 50 year “War on Drugs” policy calling upon prosecutors to seek the longest prison time permitted under law for drug offenses. As always, NPSC will continue its efforts to assist its clients obtain the lowest sentence possible. If you have any questions, please call at 615-696-6153 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE MAY 5, 2017: Sadly the United States Sentencing Commission has decided that there will no amendments to the federal Sentencing Guidelines for 2017. Although the following was proposed, they can not and will not even be considered until at least 2018, if at all. A description of the proposed amendments is below but no such amendment will be made this year.