Biden administration beginning clemency process for inmates released to home confinement under the pandemic

CNN– The Biden administration is beginning the clemency process for certain inmates released to home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The process will start with a review of nonviolent drug offenders on CARES Act home confinement with four years or less to serve.

A provision of the federal stimulus law signed by former President Donald Trump last year expanded the group of inmates eligible for early release. Over 7,500 inmates are on home confinement, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.

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