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THE FIRST STEP ACT OF 2018 COMPASSIONATE RELEASE TO HOME CONFINEMENT: A LEARNING GUIDE AND RESEARCH

by Federal Sentencing Alliance © 2021



This paperback (224 pages) is a learning guide for attorneys wanting to become more adept in filing appropriate Bureau of Prison requests to exhaust administrative remedies for inmates desiring to file a Motions For Compassionate Release with the District Court, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)(i). The book explains the predicate that must be complied with in order for the District Court to have standing to consider the motion on the merits. The book also covers U.S.S.G.§ 1B1.13 (Application Notes)("other reasons") This publication was written post COVID-19 and is instructive on all related topics.


There are several (noteworthy) 2021 Bills in the US Senate and US House that can be monitored now- substantially amending, enhancing, supplementing provisions of the First Step Act of 2018, the Second Chance Act of 2018, and 18 U.S.C. § 3582 (compassionate release). These Bills are intended to enhance implementation of certain First Step Act provisions, make certain sections user-friendly, increase transparency, increase

standing for inmates to complain directly to District Courts, increase District Courts authority and subject matter jurisdiction, and creating new substantive laws related to drug offenders

safety value qualification. The 2021-2022 Legislative Sessions are going to go to the next step with Prison-Reform in the United States.


Those 2021 Bills are:


1.) S.1014 - First Step Implementation Act of 2021;


2.) S.312 - COVID–19 Safer Detention Act of 2021;


3.) H.R. 3669- COVID–19 Safer Detention Act of 2021 (Same as S. 312); and


4.) S.601 - Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021. These Bills are gaining momentum and should have enough bipartisan support to result in changes, prior to the 2022 mid-term elections.


The Sponsors of those Bills are Senator Dick Durbin, (D-IL) and Representative Jerry Nadler, (D-NY) in case anybody else wants to sent them a letter in support of this important prison reform legislation.


Those Bills have potential to substantially modify the present definitions and guidelines regarding exactly WHAT constitutes extraordinary and compelling grounds justifying

compassionate release.


The Book: THE FIRST STEP ACT OF 2018 COMPASSIONATE RELEASE TO HOME CONFINEMENT: A LEARNING GUIDE AND RESEARCH TOOL, POST COVID-19,

is available on Amazon at this Link


Please See other First Step Act of 2018 Publications by Federal Sentencing Alliance on multiple topics related thereto, available on Amazon by searching Federal Sentencing Alliance.


Federal Sentencing Alliance publications are also available in the BOOKS Link on this

Website.


Other information related to the First Step Act of 2018, the Second Chance Act of 2018 and the 2021 First Step Act legislation referenced above is available on Federal Sentencing Alliance LinkedIn Home.


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