Dec 20 2018
Additionally, the bill expands eligibility for elderly or terminally ill prisoners to secure compassionate release.
"While the bill has marginally improved from earlier versions, I'm disappointed my amendments to exclude child molesters from early release and to protect victims' rights were not adopted", read a Tuesday statement from Cotton.
The would also add approximately 10 offenses to a list that excludes someone from being eligible for the bill's earned-time credits created to shorten sentences. Another change would make publicly available rearrest data for those released, as well as information on prior offenses and the crimes for which they were imprisoned.
It allows for more criminals to serve their sentences in halfway houses or under home confinement, and requires offenders to be jailed within 500 miles (800km) from their families.
House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote that the House "looks forward to sending it to the president to become law".
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Our source added: "Meghan wasn't happy when she found out what Harry had been up to in Germany". Meghan is wearing the gorgeous halter-neck gown she changed into after her wedding dress.
The Outer Worlds Gameplay Video Is out of This World
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Already dozens of tax offices across the country have been attacked and mass protests are planned in Paris and other cities. But many "yellow vests" are urging fresh protests this weekend, saying a string of government concessions are not enough.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the quick turn of events, saying it was a "simple" bill but will show that Republicans, who have majority control of Congress, will finish the year by governing rather that prolonging a potential crisis. The bill would affect only federal prisoners, who make up less than 10 per cent of the country's prison population.
It's also unclear how many House Republicans, with just a few weeks left in the majority before relinquishing power to House Democrats, will return to Washington this week for possible votes. McConnell said the Senate will take up a short-term measure today to fund the federal government through February 8, a move that eases the risk of a shutdown and comes only after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for border wall funds.
"Let's see if we can keep our bipartisan coalition together, to pass a bill that the president said that he is ready to sign", Grassley said. As the Lincoln Journal-Star reported, Sasse said he opposes the bill because "it will release thousands of violent felons very early". "This takes away the victim's autonomy to choose to remain informed and notified, and autonomy is a key tenet of trauma-informed victim/survivor assistance". He said Cotton's amendment is too expansive and would prevent at least 30,000 prisoners from participation.
An array of liberal and conservative advocacy groups rallied in support of the bill. "That is not respectful of crime victims". For example, the Koch brothers-backed group, Americans for Prosperity, applauded senators for putting "policy ahead of politics".
The First Step Act - or the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act - is, at its core, a directive for the Justice Department to establish a system to assess the risk of a person to re-offend as well as to create housing or other incentives for offenders to participate in recidivism reduction programs.
Law enforcement groups were more split.
Dec 19 2018
India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth
The struggles of the Australian batsmen were a far cry from the command of Kohli as he anchored his team's first innings. Incidentally, Kohli was the captain in that game too, though as a stand-in.
Dec 18 2018
Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional, Trump praises decision
There is not now a viable alternative to the law that can pass the House and Senate and get signed into law by President Trump . Some health-care law experts were quick to critique the judge's reasoning and predicted the ruling will be overturned.
Dec 16 2018
Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Man United clash
The Reds are a force to be reckoned with under Klopp but a slight on his time there has been the lack of a trophy. Asked how far away United are from being a team in their manager's image, Mourinho said: "Far".
Dec 15 2018
Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik 'sorry' after last-gasp save from Liverpool's Alisson
Burnley have faced four of the top six so far this season and are yet to pick up a point, scoring one goal and conceding 14. They lost 2-1 to Inter in the San Siro in their first meeting in September.
Dec 14 2018
France Yellow Vest protest: President Macron vows HUGE €100 pay rise
The government was forced to suspend a fuel tax last week, addressing the original reason for the demonstrations. The crucial impact of Yellow Vest protests was admitted in a survey published by the Bank of France on Monday.
Dec 14 2018
Bound Southwest Flight Turns Around After Human Heart Discovered Onboard
Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back. However, many passengers were confused after finding out that a heart has limited time before it has to be transplanted.
Dec 13 2018
Celtics: Kyrie Irving plays it safe with knee
Stevens indicated that this stint on the sideline might be longer to allow Horford to get completely over the tendinitis. How did they get to this point? While Davis started for the Pelicans , guard E'Twaun Moore was ruled out beforehand.
Dec 12 2018
Isha Ambani pre-wedding ceremonies
Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash and his soon-to-be wife Shloka Mehta walked hand-in-hand during Isha-Anand's Sangeet function. Guests received personalised wedding invitations via LCD screens and ate with utensils crafted of pure gold and silver.
Dec 09 2018
Mueller accuses Manafort of lying, but not about Russian Federation collusion
He was motivated to do so by personal greed, and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends. I discuss the 38-page sentencing memo filed by the Southern District prosecutors in the adjacent post.
Dec 08 2018
Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo Dead After Tragic Car Accident
He hit.226 with 114 home runs over 11 big league seasons with the Angels, Seattle, Cleveland, the Chicago Cubs and Houston. A pair of major league infielders were killed in a auto crash early Friday morning in Venezuela.
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