DOJ Will Revise Trump-Era Home Release Limit, Garland Says

By Jack Queen (October 27, 2021, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will change a Trump-era policy that inmates on early home release because of the COVID-19 pandemic must go back to prison when the crisis subsides, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday, calling it a "terrible policy."

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. (U.S. Senate) Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee that a compassionate release program under the CARES Act has been a success, noting that only a tiny percentage of inmates had violated the terms of their home confinement. Garland didn't offer a timeline but assured senators that "no one will...

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