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Bureau of Prisons Cuts Halfway House Availability

With little fanfare, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recently decided to end contracts with at least 16 operators of halfway houses— facilities providing inmates alternative settings designed to ease transitions as they near the time of their scheduled release, thus reducing their time in prison. Since the 1960s, BOP has contracted with halfway houses

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Early Release for 1,900 Louisiana Prisoners Concerns Law Enforcement

New legislation passed in Louisiana led to 1,900 prisoners being released in early November. The aim of the legislation is to lower the state’s incarceration rate — the highest in the country — and to give nonviolent prisoners a new chance at life on the outside. But not everyone is happy with this new development. Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford

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