Seven Steps to Humanity and the Holy Grail

The siren song for the transparency, accountability and oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has reached another fever pitch set off by a bit of transparency and attention during the pandemic.  Recently, Senators Jon Ossoff and Michael Braun launched a bi-partisan working focusing on the agency's implosion which compliments the efforts of "The [...]

By |2022-03-01T09:45:17-04:00March 1st, 2022|Criminal Justice and Prison Reform|Comments Off on Seven Steps to Humanity and the Holy Grail

The Algorithm Blues

What a difference a month makes      There have been many developments since the BOP issued the final rule regarding the First Step Act, Federal Time Credits (FTC). Shortly after last month’s article, I began getting feedback from across the country about conflicting information from BOP staff and the incarcerated about the awarding of [...]

By |2022-02-01T08:53:47-04:00February 1st, 2022|Criminal Justice and Prison Reform|Comments Off on The Algorithm Blues

FSA/FTC (My humble opinion & sarcasm from analysis of the final rule)

I had a chance to dissect the Rule released yesterday and a have a few comments about what caught my eye from a BOP correctional treatment perspective. While the final rule is a lot broader in application and liberal as far as the actual awards of FTC, let us not be dancing on the tables [...]

By |2022-02-01T09:50:01-04:00January 14th, 2022|Criminal Justice and Prison Reform|Comments Off on FSA/FTC (My humble opinion & sarcasm from analysis of the final rule)

Federal Good Time Credits ( SH#@s Getting Real)

Federal Time Credits (FTC) Questions I have for the DOJ/BOP: Are people only being awarded for completing an evidenced based recidivism reduction program (EBRRP) IF a “need” was identified and keyed into that area on the computerized assessment? Are people awarded the FTC if their crime of conviction is NOT on the list of the [...]

By |2022-01-27T23:57:55-04:00January 13th, 2022|Criminal Justice and Prison Reform|Comments Off on Federal Good Time Credits ( SH#@s Getting Real)

THE FTC/FSA SAGA IS COMING TO A HEAD

I wanted to get this out in the metaverse because it is either profound or a profound snafu by the BOP. As everyone waited for the Federal Time Credits (FTC) Rules (see attached) to be published in less than two weeks, BOP facilities began putting talking points on the unit bulletin boards which is a [...]

By |2022-01-24T14:25:48-04:00January 5th, 2022|Criminal Justice and Prison Reform|Comments Off on THE FTC/FSA SAGA IS COMING TO A HEAD
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